Friday, June 26, 2020

Holy, but Dirty Water

Holy, but Dirty Water

Holy, but dirty water might kill religious believers
When they emerge themselves
In the Jordan River to be baptized
Or, take a dip in the Ganges River
As part of their ceremonial rite

Many people might be unaware
That these waters are polluted
They are filled with human waste, and chemicals
From agricultural and industrial products
This is the case of the Jordan River
That flows southward through northern Israel
Where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist

The same is true for India’s Ganges River
That flows from the Himalayas
Where there’s raw sewage,
And remains of cremated corpses,
Chemical dyes from tanneries,
And animal carcasses
Yet Hindus fulfill their religious duties
For ritual purity, by emerging themselves in these waters

Infectious diseases could be spread
Through such contaminated waters
Like typhoid, cholera, paratyphoid fever,
Dysentery, jaundice, and malaria,
By chemicals, pesticides, nitrates, lead, and arsenic
These pollutants are all dangerous
To our nervous system and could even cause cancer

“Eternal One, help believers to be wise by safeguarding their health for God might bless them, but not prevent illness, or death.”
@ (Dfurstane) Website    

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