A Twisted Crown of Thorns ®

Reformed. Christianity. Evangelism. Modern Culture.

Tag Archives: Saint Valentine

Wrecking St Valentines Day With Foxe’s Book and A Soup Ladle

[First posted March 2011] Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays most people take for granted but know very little about. And that is because its origins are as mysterious as love itself. While hopeless romantics clutch red flowers and trudge on to impress unsuspecting yet eagerly expecting conquests, I am seated here mauling over the fact that Saint Valentine was a martyr. But how do people reconcile such a violent end to one’s life with the romantic paint brush of modern times? Speaking of love stories take a bite into this recent story of a husband whose life was saved by a soup ladle.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A woman in a jungle region of northern Malaysia rescued her husband from a tiger attack by clubbing the beast on its head with a large wooden soup ladle and chasing it away, police said Monday.

The tiger pounced on Tambun Gediu while he was hunting squirrels Saturday near his home in a jungle settlement of the Jahai tribe, a police official in Malaysia’s Perak state said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public statements. Read More