The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

28 May 2005

Payments from here to eternity

Winston at nobody asked... gets an email comeon for a "Christian mortgage," and certain questions just naturally come up:

  1. Most importantly, does claiming to be a Christian give an applicant a lower price or rate?

  2. What kind of documentation is required to prove that claim?

  3. Are all brands of Christianity treated equally? Do Catholics get a better shake than Baptists?

  4. Are these products also available to non-Christians? Religious discrimination?

  5. If I get one of these mortgages and later convert to, let's say, Judaism, am I required to forfeit?

  6. If I am late with a payment, am I treated with compassion and tolerance?

I wouldn't bet on #6.

I figure the concept is probably legit — I mean, they have, for instance, financial services for Lutherans — but the use of spam techniques automatically lowers one's credibility by 99-point-something percent.

Posted at 11:20 AM to Immaterial Witness

Who notarizes a Christian mortgage?

Posted by: Interested-Participant at 4:58 PM on 28 May 2005

Maybe it means they can raise a dead credit rating?

Posted by: McGehee at 10:12 AM on 29 May 2005

Don't these people READ thier Bibles?

Romans 13:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.

Posted by: aldahlia at 3:10 PM on 1 June 2005

I guess that knocks me out, because I've looked over my debt, and it's definitely outstanding. Superlative, even. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 7:54 PM on 1 June 2005