Valentine’s Day? It’s crap! It’s an extension of the privatized, bourgeois religion that Metz criticizes: it is the epitome — the sacralized climax of the year — of love devoid of a community and the Christological economy of charity/grace. A Roman bacchanal was more subtle in its revelry with mammon and the state gods (that justified the Roman imperial hierarchy).
Teddy bears, awful candy, useless balloons, roses soon to wither, and lingerie — this is what the state’s freedom is for? And this “freedom” to spend money on ourselves, doesn’t this makes us the gods now? Official opinion of Valentine’s day: It’s narcissistic! It’s crap!
That’ll be all. It’s not worth any more time.