Next time you have a drink of, or a dunk in, some holy water REMEMBER that....... <FONT face=Calibri>Holy water is NOT immune to the laws of nature. Although ritual purification, sanctification and the magic of transubstantiation are reputed to have all kinds of remarkable benefits to the consumer; disease pathogens and chemical contaminants ARE NOT transmuted magically as a by-product of these processes. <FONT size=3><FONT face=" border=" alt="" 0?>Below are some links that you may find relevant.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comhttp://www.smh.com.au/world/holy-baptism-water-contaminated-20100407-rsac.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/25/contaminated-holy-water-s_n_435098.html http://kalimao.blogspot.com/2007/10/consumer-alert-contaminated-holy-water.html http://www.wateraid.org/documents/plugin_documents/water_quality_for_addis_briefing_note.pdf http://www.jswconline.org/content/63/2/39A.short For those who are in a quandary as to what to do with contaminated holy water, go to the following link for sage pastoral advice. http://webspace.webring.com/people/as/seapadre_1999/holywater.html You may give thanks to your god/s for holy water, but also thank science for pasteurisation. Drinking contaminated holy water may possibly be good for your soul, but it may also send you to your maker much quicker than you may prefer. This is a community service health advisory from a secular humanist with existentialist inclinations who drinks unsanctified chlorinated /pasteurised water exclusively.