This morning I listened to a report on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting
Corp.) concerning the general meeting of the United Church of Canada
presently being held in Northern Ontario. One of the main topics of
discussion in these meetings is the commercialization of water. The church
is considering passing a resolution against the bottling and sale of
water. They say that water is a basic commodity of life and should not be
bottled and sold for a prophet.
It is hard for me to get my head around the idea that an organization
that claims to be part of the church, (actually they claim to be a church)
would spend the effort and time to discuss such a matter. I would think
that there’d be more important things a church group could spend their
time on. It reminds me of last years topic of discussion by the same
group. They discussed the idea of unionizing their pastors.
Ironically, the water that the church leaders are drinking in these
meetings is supplied by a local water bottling plant. For some reason the
water in the facility where they are meeting is not capable of supplying
proper water for the group.