christmas evils

from Brands of Faith:

In traveling the last couple of weeks, I missed the opening of What Would Jesus Buy in New York City so I’m doing a little catch up here.

As the website explains:
What Would Jesus Buy? follows Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse: the end of mankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt!

Reverend Billy, his choir and his congregation are very much for real. And, come on, you’ve got to love a guy who does exoricisms at Wal-Mart!!!

The reverend is based in New York and he travels the country preaching about the ills of consumerism. (It is more interesting to spend some time on his website than the movie site if you want to see what he’s all about.) He espouses many of the same ideas that I present in Brands of Faith. Consumerism is encroaching on our lives, that experiences with consumer products have replaced experiences with the divine, and so on.


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