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Kshasty Donating Member (248 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 08:01 AM
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Over 200 poisoned with 'holy water' from wells
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 11:37 PM by proud patriot
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Source: RIA Novosti

More than 200 people are suffering from poisoning in the east Siberian city of Irkutsk caused by "holy water" taken from wells during religious ceremonies of Epiphany, the local consumer regulator said on Monday.

Church officials denied the poisoning cases are due to sanctified water.

The number of victims has hit 228 as of Monday, 114 of them are in hospital, Rospotrebnadzor said. Earlier reports said 40 people were hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning last week.

The regulator said tests showed that water from the city's Archangel Michael Church corresponded to sanitary norms, but samples taken from two nearby wells and a swampy lake revealed the concentration of chloride and nitrate was two times above the norm.

"Water from a pond and underground wells does not correspond to hygienic norms," the regulator said.

(snip)

Read more: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100125/157676341.html
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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:32 AM
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1. Just one more way religion is bad for you.
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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 09:52 AM
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2. clue - "in an industrial zone between two major thoroughfares"


there isn't any way to sanctify poison
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:30 AM
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3. Uh Oh. What did they do to piss off God?
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TalkingDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:57 AM
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4. According to Francis Griffin:
...deres no such ting as tainted holy water!


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rd_kent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 04:42 PM
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5. God must not have liked those folks.....
more proof that if god is real, then he is an asshole.
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gcomeau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:05 PM
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6. There is of course only one explanation.
That town is infested by demons. Pretty foolish of them to voluntarily drink holy water though... so, stupid demons.

I mean, it's so obvious! Quick, send in the exorcists!
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