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Tue Dec 24, 2019, 01:56 PM

The Catholic Church, Out of Good Ideas, Sprayed a Louisiana City with Holy Water

In the Catholic Church’s latest frivolous waste of money, a Louisiana priest got a pilot to fly up and spray 100 gallons of holy water over the city of Cow Island as a way to bless the people.

It was so successful, says Rev. Matthew Barzare of St. Anne Church, that he wants to make it an annual tradition. Maybe next year they can spray 300 gallons! (Who knows how he calculated the success rate.)

“Most parishes have a central location, but my area that I have to cover is a good 30 minutes to the next church, and so by plane, we realized, it might be the easiest way to sprinkle people’s fields, rather than me going in a car to different locations,” he said.

Some churches help the homeless over the holidays. Others are donating money to clear medical debt. This guy’s sprinkling some water on the ground from the air — with all the costs associated with that — and pretending he’s making a difference.

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2019/12/24/the-catholic-church-out-of-good-ideas-sprayed-a-louisiana-city-with-holy-water/

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underpants Dec 2019 OP
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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 02:24 PM

1. How is this different from spreading magic fairy dust?

I agree with The Friendly Atheist - the priest is just pretending that he's doing good.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 02:37 PM

2. If it were Texas during the summer drought, maybe a good thing

but in the winter I imagine the fields are lying fallow

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 05:16 PM

3. Not "the Catholic Church." One individual Priest. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 05:57 PM

4. "success rate" -- seen any vampires roaming the city?

100% success: Dracula and friends have not been reported in the area.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Dec 24, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. He could have blessed the clouds from the ground and made them holy

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