How ridiculous are things getting?
This is an indication.
Industrial Designer Solves Problem of Social-Distancing Priests Baptizing Babies with Squirt Guns
Joshua Skirtich’s 3:16 Magnum Baptism squirt gun
How does a priest baptize a baby while adhering to social distancing? Industrial designer Joshua Skirtich observed the new trend of using squirt guns loaded with holy water.
[… pictures of dopey priests pointing squirt guns at babies… ]
It’s obviously disturbing to see an adult pointing any type of firearm-like device at a baby. Skirtich came up with something far better. Here’s his project:
Recently, Catholic priests began using squirt guns loaded with holy water to baptize from afar. Photos of these Covid-19 Baptisms showcase uniformed men holding vibrant, plastic, toys for what is normally a serious, sacred ceremony. I initially thought to redesign the gun as a joke, but later realized it as a serious opportunity to design a premium squirt gun – something that has never really had a reason to exist.
The gun’s silhouette is a cross, the most important symbol of Christianity. The red cross floating in acrylic doubles as crosshairs (to aim with) and another nod to Christianity.
Three holes in the barrel signify ” the father, the son, and the holy spirit,” a doctrine used to explain the complex structure of God being three entities at once. During a baptism, the priest will say “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”