Here's an excellent little morsel courtesy of Ed Brayton over at Dispatches From the Culture Wars.
It appears that someone has invented a no-touch holy water dispenser for churches in an effort to allay people's fears of contracting Swine Flu from the community finger bowl!
How magnificent is that?! What has become of these people's faith?
Pick your bedfellow. Either the water is holy or it isn't. Clearly one should have at least enough faith to be assured that holy water can't transmit disease (unless, of course, it's meant as a direct punishment from the gods--in which case one had better step up and take one's lashes).
(P.S. How do we know the H1N1 virus doesn't have a "soul?")