10/8/07

Good God, Y'all

Bethel Baptist wants to buy the round Holiday Inn down on Tennessee and turn it into a "faith-based" dorm. I'm not real sure what that means (no co-ed floors? bibles free? no athiests allowed? simply a feeling of fellowship?), but they hope to charge better than $1000 a month for a studio room with a kitchenette and a bathroom - oh, and you share it with a roommate, who's paying the same. Now, that does include utilities, food, wireless, and a pool (hey, I wonder if you can get kicked out for accessing dirty stuff on your laptop there - one time my friend bought a pretty old bible in a second hand shop and there was a hardcore porn dvd was stuck between the pages), but damn - you could buy a house for that.

I mean, it's a cool building, but it strikes me that maybe Jesus is not necessarily your best financial consultant. I could be proved wrong.

4 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

Yeah. I think everyone is sort of shaking their heads over this one, mumbling "whaaaa?"
I have to say that if your parents can afford that much money to put you in a dorm room with a roommate, then yes, Jesus has been very, very good to them.

downtown guy said...

That place Arjuna was renting in Boston was 500 a room per person, two or three to a room, all food and such included. In Boston! Next to MIT! Near actual public transit! Not in a hotel!

Ms. Moon said...

Yes, but was JESUS there? I think not.

downtown guy said...

No, but MIT students do some of the smartest graffiti you've ever seen. Long equations that turn out to be puns. Stuff in Latin. I didn't get an eighth of it.