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Sorry to deviate from your serious subject, but the story of the confiscated water from Lourdes, reminds me of a small amusing story.  My parents in law were touring Europe in the 1970s and stopped in Britain to visit my wife, 4 yrs old daughter, and I during one leg of their trip. My mother-in-law, a devout Catholic, had obtained a bottle of the famous water from Lourdes for her mother, an even more devout Catholic, and left it with us while she visited the British Museum.  Our most unholy 4 yr old discovered the water and played with it until the container was empty.  Upon discovering this horror my wife asked her father, an atheist, what to do.  He instructed her to refill the container with tap water and forget the whole thing. She did and everyone was happy - Catholics and atheists alike.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Sat Sep 8th, 2007 at 10:02:49 PM EST
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Nice!
Of course what we atheists fail to comprehend is the power of belief. :) (Luke 8:40 or thereabouts.)

(Was this before they started adding flouride? Surely that would have been detected.)


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by Number 6 on Mon Sep 10th, 2007 at 09:02:47 AM EST
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Detected by whom?

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears
by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue Sep 11th, 2007 at 02:35:53 PM EST
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