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Submitted by Harden Ervin (United States), Feb 18, 2004 at 08:24

I can understand the emotional problems that Valentine's Day has for conservative religious leaders in the Muslum world and I support their freedom of speech. Even so, there should be no laws forbidding the practice. When I was growing up in a conservative environment in a southern state I saw the same from religious groups about Valentine's Day and dancing among other things. I 'm sure some decided to follow the protesting groups' suggestion, but most of my peers ignored the message. Thank God, there was no law forbidding it. We could do what we wanted. The religious group could only suggest and that is the way it should be.

As an after thought society should evolve naturally by each individual's voice. Religion should be part of the evolution, but only in each individual's heart.
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