Christianity Thomas on 17 Sep 2009 12:27 am
The rituals at churches and mosques make for perfect conditions to transmit swine flu:
Through the eyes of the H1N1 virus, a Catholic church is a playground. The font of holy water near the church entrance is a great place for the virus to leap from one person to another.
The passing of the peace, during which parishioners shake hands, is yet another favorite place for the virus.
And then there’s Communion: The priest puts the host, or wafer, on a parishioner’s tongue or into the person’s hand, and then does the same for the next person. Often, he then serves wine from a common cup. It’s wiped clean each time, but that’s no guarantee it’s virus-free.
Why not pray to God and ask him to eliminate the virus?