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Friday, November 24, 2006

Knucklehead Award Friday Part Six

Our sixth winner is The United Church of Canada. They get the award for the following.

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- The United Church of Canada, the nation's largest Protestant denomination, has added another ``immoral'' act to a list including the Iraq war and gambling: drinking bottled water.

Prompted by an 18-year-old student from rural Ontario, the church urged its 3 million members in August to drink tap water instead. The church says water is ``God's sacred gift'' and should be available to all people and not exploited for profit.

The boycott has pitted the activist church -- representing about 10 percent of Canada's 32 million people --- against beverage giants such as Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. The bottled-water industry had $10 billion in North American sales last year, including about C$653 million ($572 million) in Canada.

``There is this insidious, creeping sense promoted by people who have a vested interest that it's better if you buy your water,'' says Richard Chambers, an executive minister in the church, based in Toronto.

``If a family has 50 dollars to spend on groceries, there is now a sense they should be spending eight or 10 dollars of that on a couple of cases of bottled water.''
Mr. Chambers you're not preaching religion but economics instead. If wasting money is a sin, we'd all be going to hell yourself included. So save the hypocrisy, but first I make The United Church of Canada the sixth Knucklehead winner of the Day.

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