This Is Awesome: Sanitary Holy Water Font

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holy water fontIn an effort to combat the spread of H1N1 flu, an Italian has invented an electronic holy water dispenser, which functions like the automatic soap dispensers found in public restrooms. (Click link to view.)

This is good news for me whether it's flu season or not—those communal holy water fonts always grossed me out!

So how does it work? Churchgoers wave their hands under a sensor and the machine spurts out holy water. See? Awesome!

Some churches have banned traditional holy water fonts—in which churchgoers dip their hands into communal fonts full of water—because of an increase in deaths related to the swine flu.

But these sanitary dispensers would allow churchgoers to continue their holy water traditions.

What do you think of this invention? If you go to church, are you grossed about the traditional holy water fonts full of water like I am?


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RanaA... RanaAurora

That made me giggle.

MomIWant MomIWant

Ummm...LOL....ummmm...I know our church is low on money, my first though was that is a good way to get electrocuted!

Cafe Kim Cafe Kim

MomIWant, I didn't even think of that! LOL!

delma... delmarnative

What  great idea.  I know what you mean.  You can see the dust and other gross things hanging out in the holy water font.  Our Catholic church has a main one only and it is filtered.  You don't see all the gross dust, etc. hanging out. 

momof... momoflilangel

I go to church but not Catholic church so we don't have them.

LilyP... LilyPondOasis

Im not Catholic either but its a great invention and helping the aid to not spread the virus. Filtered or not.

I would be grossed out by the fonts, everyone dipping into it. 

NO blessing can fix that. At least the sensor spraying a litlte bit of water is more sanitary!

bluel... bluelady27

I'm sorry...  I find this absolutely hilarious!!!

Agent... AgentBrez

im Catholic and am not grossed out by the communal holy water fonts. this is a pretty comical and unnecessary invention.

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