College final exams are very stressful for students, and while most are hitting the books before the exam session, others seek help from… spiritual beings. It’s a running joke that a lot of students become very religious before exams and turn to prayer to increase their chances of passing. However, students from Savannah College of Art and Design got a little bit more creative than that.
One particular building at Savannah College, called “Montgomery House” or just “Monty”, became a place of worship after students established their own religion there. The Monty, which used to be a coffin factory, is infamous for its lack of clocks and windows. Knowing this, it’s not that surprising that stressed out and daylight-deprived students find spiritual guidance in a portrait of a man who resembles Jesus, and hangs on one of Monty’s walls. Soon after this portrait appeared on one of Monty’s walls, students began sticking papers with prayers and even lighting candles next to it. This is how a new religion was born. However, the college administration wasn’t so pleased. “At one point I think the administration tried to get rid of Monty Jesus but it caused such an uproar that they put him back” Tumblr user metalheadequestrian, who’s majoring in Equestrian Studies, told Bored Panda. “I think Monty Jesus is a great example of an inside joke shared between everyone at an entire school that you’d sound insane trying to explain to people outside the school” she added.
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It’s a running joke that a lot of students become very religious before exams and turn to prayer to increase their chances of passing
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