When I think of churches, it’s normally as places I spent vast amounts of my childhood counting stitches in knee cushions. But this ex-church, which has seven bedrooms and a climbing wall? I would attend the hell out of that.
For more than a thousand years, people have worshipped under stained glass windows. Is there any more appropriate setting to celebrate god? According to modern churchgoers, yes, yes there is. And more and more, that involves a giant LED screen in a darkened big box.
The Church of Scientology has reportedly spent roughly half a billion dollars buying up buildings in US cities over the past few years — but, in many cases, these huge buildings have remained vacant. Now, the US city of Philadelphia is taking the church to court over an empty tower.