Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Holy water

Frank Emanuel over at Freedom Log has posted on What is Sacred?. More needs to be said, of course, but this is worth saying (and reading).

Frank has also just written a paper on the ethics of bottled water, a topic I had never much considered. I've never been a fan of bottles and this paper gives plenty of reasons (health, economic, environmental) to back up my prejudice. I feel justified in now called it a post-judice. For me, perhaps the most interesting point in his paper was a brief comment noting that the habitual consumption of bottled water dulls communal motivation to maintain quality tap water. As usual, it will be the poorest who suffer from this move. Water is not a commodity.

Finally, to complete this Frankophile post, this lovable Candian pastor has also just joined Thom Chittom as co-moderator of the large and active Jürgen Moltmann Yahoo group.
Eight points to the first non-theologically trained reader to name the psalm in which this image figures prominently.

4 comments:

Anthony said...

I'll split the points if someone wants to know the answer...

(It's ok to horse trade in commodities as long as it's not water, right?)

Ali said...

Possible reference to Psalm 1? - and the tree planted by streams of water ...?

michael jensen said...

It is strangely similar to the way in which mobile phones have meant that public phones are now very rare and usually broken...

byron said...

Ali - eight points.

Anthony - good try.

MPJ - yes, or how automobiles undermine public transport.