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Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:42:36 am »
As per the article:

“A Catholic bishop in Colombia hopes holy water will curb violence in a city struggling with crime and corruption.

Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura's most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he had blessed in an attempt to thwart drug trafficking gangs and other illegal groups.”

Here's the link: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/colombian-bishop-hopes-holy-water-curb-citys-crime-64316213?cid=clicksource_4380645_null_headlines_hed

Now, the fire engine in the article's photograph is a clearly “pumper.” But, the article states the bishop was “sprinkling water that he had blessed.” So, I have to ask: Wouldn't blessing the water in the pumper's tank, and then spraying it around the city have been more effective? Or, is this a quality versus quantity thing?

I also have to ask: Why don't we see holy water being sprayed out of fire engines in any of the modern era vampire movies? To me, it seems like a no-brainer for vampire crowd control.   

And lastly: Do we Discordian's have a good holy water equivalent?

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Re: Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 12:49:46 am »

Sometimes I sprinkle people with the cooled off water which i used to boil my hot dogs in.
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Re: Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2019, 12:52:24 am »
1: My understanding is that a blessing for holy water is lengthy and labor intensive and requires a special receptacle the act is performed over. My understanding of holy water blessing is weak, however, because it’s something with a lot of conflicting information.

2: Because vampire media is made exclusively by cowards and the most horribly boring of “creative” types.

3: Golden apple juice, pour on someone else or their belongings to spice up any occasion instantly.

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Re: Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2019, 02:39:16 am »
1: My understanding is that a blessing for holy water is lengthy and labor intensive and requires a special receptacle the act is performed over. My understanding of holy water blessing is weak, however, because it’s something with a lot of conflicting information.
The skills of a properly trained homeopath would be helpful, I think, in diluting holy water without loss of efficacy.  I can think of no reason why they cannot mass produce the stuff.

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2: Because vampire media is made exclusively by cowards and the most horribly boring of “creative” types.
Almost exclusively.  I'd say Joss Whedon was an exception, but I haven't watched Buffy in decades, so I reserve the right to waffle on the matter if enough of you disagree with me.

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3: Golden apple juice, pour on someone else or their belongings to spice up any occasion instantly.
Or a nice hard cider.

And then the pieces fell into place.
The recent health craze regarding Apple Cider Vinegar was clearly a secret Discordian conspiracy, to get us all to bless ourselves with Eristic Holy Water.  :fnord:
But who was the ringleader?  How was this all going to end?  And what kind of apples were they using?
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Re: Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2019, 03:00:04 am »
Apple cider vinegar isn’t Discordian Holy Water, it’s Discordian Holy Piss. There isn’t really much difference, though, except one makes you smell bad for a week.

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Re: Colombian bishop hopes holy water will curb city's crime
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2019, 01:20:04 pm »
That's how it works.

For his next trick, he will bless the rains down in Africa to stop violence.