Got student loans? Don’t want to pay them back? Become a priest!

Believers get another phenomenal reward: if they have student loans, they can all be forgiven by working for a non-profit, which includes most churches. I can approve of the idea of rewarding people with debt forgiveness if they dedicate themselves to charitable works, but most priests are more interested in spreading the useless noise of the gospel rather than helping real people, and most churches do not deserve their status as a charity — and if they do, they ought to open their books to the same level of scrutiny as a secular non-profit, and they typically don’t.

Say, why don’t we forgive the student loans of people who go to work in science or education, instead? Maybe we should be giving incentives to teachers rather than preachers.