Jan 25, 2010

"Holy" does not mean "clean"

...especially in Russia. According to YahooNews, over 100 Russian Orthodox believers were hospitalized today after drinking "holy" water during Epiphany celebrations in the eastern city of Irkutsk. Many Russians consider any water obtained on Epiphany — which they celebrate on Jan. 19 — to be holy. The water these brilliant folks chose was from a well near the church. The source of that water was a stagnant lake.

Russians, get yourself a Brita or go full on Russki and leave the water in a pot with a spoon to filter it, but please, never drink from any of your lakes, ever. That is all.


Ani said...

"Nearer my God, to thee, nearer to me..." The Rapture is taking a while, maybe this is a shortcut?

Anonymous said...

No it's just the typical euphoria of a religious meeting mixed with the most criminally neglegent way of providing holy water I've ever heard of. They were lucky this time.

- mr. mike