This was always a puzzle to me. Why is water considered holy? It is just something that I never understood
toadaly is closest. Holy water is a perpetuated idea from traditions in many pre-Christian cultures. Think about how difficult it is to find parasite-free water in rural Africa today and remember that's how it was for most of the world before we learned to boil it. In the earliest religious traditions, communication with the gods was a sacred process and demanded cleanliness (not required by the ordinary people!) There are relic baths and bowls for this purpose in many Greek, Roman & Egyptian temple ruins, and also in pre-10th century West African sacred spaces, e.g. Benin. Springs were consecrated as sacred across pre-Roman Europe. The religious labels may have changed, but the rituals and concepts have not. The earliest references are Sumerian, but I'd guess even their ideas are derived from our earliest African ancestors experiences before they migrated as far as Europe.
Another thought. Many of our early beliefs get captured in art and language. The art of finding hidden springs is still called divining - that's a relic usage from a time when all new fresh water sources were regarded as sacred and the seeker was a diviner - a valued role in early tribes. There are still many springs around the world where the locals hang offerings, bits of cloth etc in perpetuation of ancient traditions of gratitude. We take fresh water for granted now and no longer bless it (=give thanks) routinely.
the holy water they have at church is water that has been blessed by the prist, not all water is holy, just the one they put out in the church but if you don't belive in god then even that is just regular water, nothing special
um I dont actually know the answer but I can guess. I think it might be because water is the most pure thing you can get? I dunno :/
you could ask at your local church? lol
one bretheren told me that water is holy because it can listen...he gave an example saying when you curse water it can actually hear...
normal water that is blessed. AKA normal water that a man (who believes he can talk to non-existent beings) talked too.
Holy water is just water that has been blessed. Its supposed to clease you from sin or somethin along those lines
It's not that water is holy. Holy Water is water that is blessed by a priest & used in different rituals.
In the ancient world, water was mystical because of how critical it is to life.
its just normal water
there is nothing holy or magical about it
its just tap water blessed by a vicar
it is specially blessed