Valentine's Day is coming up soon. Just so you know, I don't celebrate nor do I believe the significance of February 14.
Saint Valentine, the matyr (mati syahid kalau dalam Islam) patron of lovers was in fact either a bishop or a priest. Just in case you're ill-informed of the celibate life of Christian monks, bishops, priests, there were not allowed to have sex or even spend more than necessary time with women. So how does a death of a priest that were later made a saint be the epitome of love?
Love for God, yes. But love for your girlfriends and boyfriends?
I rest my case. Like any other popular christian celebration like Chrismas or Easter Day, Valentine's Day is another holy day tainted by the likes of commercialism. And yes, it's a christian celebration. I'm a muslim. So I don't see why muslims should get caught up with the hype. Muslims are human beings too, I know. Some monumental sinners like Anwar Ibrahim are devout muslims, I know. Islam acknowledges individuality and freedom of choice as long as it doesn't conflict with its basic belief system.
Like you, I hate listening to Ustazs and Ustazahs telling me how to act or talk or react. Who the hell are you to tell me how I should think? Since when my opinions can be regulated by the likes of you? I know how you feel about people who to tells you that in Islam, you can't do this, you can't do that, haram! haram! nanti masuk neraka! with an outdated holier-than-thou approach.
But I'm old enough to distinct the unadulterated logic behind magma molten insults and ill-delivered advice. In the end God Almighty will judge my deeds and sins and not judgemental fart-wards who tainted the holy guidance of Islam. Fuck them and their attitude towards modern day youths. They attributed to muslim teenagers' reluctance to learn about Islam. It's not our faults that our parents are incompetent when it comes to the holy teaching of Islam. Now that we want to learn, you fuckers turn us away with your index fingers and intimating glares.
Where was I?
Oh yeah, Valentine's Day is lame. People who celebrate Valentine's Day are lame, old-fashion and do their cloth shopping at Giant and Carrefour. Only cool people avoid celebrating Valentine's Day. Cool people who reads Twilight while listening to Lisa Loeb's Fools Like Me at Starbucks stay away from Valentine's Day because they're busy talking to their friends about the extended DVD of the movie KAMI.
Who am I kidding? You're too cool to listen to people like me. I read Allan Hollinghurst's Line of Beauty while listening to Scarlatti's Porgolesi at a deserted gerai Nasi Lemak. I'm not cool. By your standards, I'm a self indulgent weirdo. So go, go and spread the words and celebrate my birthday instead.
*ehem* June the 19th *ehem*