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I'm not much for church going.
Nothing against it mind you, I just didn't end up raised that way, so if this offends some people ...well, so be it.
I was baptized Anglican.
My mom likes to tell the story about how the priest was pissed drunk, and proceeded to chuck the holy water out the open
window at the end of the service, so we're not sure how well it took.
If the birth had just taken place in a bath full of holy water then it would have taken for sure...
...or my head would have spun around repeatedly while spitting up pea soup.
Tub of holy water $199.95
Also note [RS]' link [csea, Feb 26 2010]
shameless self promotion for a shameless idea
[ye_river_xiv, Feb 28 2010]
||So, then you could have it at the Cistern Chapel. +
||If holy water is made from ordinary water by the blessing action of a man in a dress, then why not get all the various popelings to have one giant blessing and bless all the water in the world (maybe divided into rain, oceans, freshwater, aquifers, etc. to make the job a bit easier).
||There must be some rate of change at which holy
water becomes unholy again, probably determined
by the amount of times it gets flushed through the
sewage system. Using some advanced fluid flow
analysis, perhaps some 2nd order differential
equations, and some Matlab or FEA code, we could
show a flowrate map of the dispersion of holy
water throughout localized regions. Significant
variables to include: Number of Catholics,
Anglicans, or other 'High Church' members /
meter^2, holiness level of the local bishop in the
church and the number of times he's been to the
Vatican, St. Andrews, or wherever,number of
saints originating from the region, distance to the
local water treatment plant, age of
the septic system, mercury content, presence of
any bottling facilities, and the inverse of the
number of Walmarts in the region.
||If you're Anglican then you already an angel!
or did I get that wrong and you're an angler!
||St. Rule was charged with the holy casket containing the relics of St Andrew, and was instructed to carry them on a proselytising mission to the ends of the earth. When he arrived in Fife he realised that he had reached his destination.
||[+] for inventing a word containing "thpt"
||Yes, Daffy would approve.
||But what of the unborn? Oh, I have a solution... but the cure may be worse than the disease.
||//If holy water is made from ordinary water by the blessing action of a man in a dress//
Surely by now, all water is holy, by the action of homeopathy?
||//If holy water is made from ordinary water by the blessing action of a man in a dress, then why not get all the various popelings to have one giant blessing and bless all the water in the world// - have you never heard of the half-life of Holy Water? It doesn't just stay holy for ever you know...
||It's interesting that the divine properties of physical materials don't always decay in the same way. So, while holy water has a relatively short half-life, saints' relics appear to remain holy for a much longer period. Perhaps these relics are initially imbued with an enormous amount of holiness, or perhaps there are several 'isotopes' of holiness with different half-lives.