great idea, Country! i guess i've been around the block a few times, too, looking for a church that met my expectations. lots of em i wouldn't go back to. back to your question - i don't know how holy water started or what the point is. i know water is symbolic in scripture and used in baptism , but beyond that...? i can't answer that one.
"My experience has shown me that I all too often tend to deny that which lies behind, but as I still believe, that which is denied cannot be healed." Brennan Manning, "All is Grace - A Ragamuffin Memoir"