What Would Jesus Buy?

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I’ve been interested in what has been called the “voluntary simplicity” movement for years, but am now getting harder-core where it concerns holidays and children especially, given the indoctrination and  propaganda on TV- so far I have managed to convince my kids that most stuff on TV is crap, almost every commercial and most programming-

 http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Issues/Environment/Consumerism/

 http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Voluntary_Simplicity/

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Holidays/Christmas/Opinions/Social_and_Economic/

 Protests Against Materialism, Rabid Consumerism,  Debt-ridden, compulsive shopping Christmas-

UK Greedy Xmas Protest  UK
SanFran
SF2San Francisco

LeipzigProtestGermany

http://adbusters.org/metas/eco/bnd/#zombie_walk

 

http://www.buynothingchristmas.org/

(these various “movements’  is not WN per se, but it is sound as far as keeping us free of debt , and our kids not growing up to be materialistic , greedy debtors, who never  learn to enjoy what they have, or to be creative without “something new” in their hand every minute) 

WWJB

 http://wwjbmovie.com/trailer.html  watch the trailer

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!

From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas.  …Through retail interventions, corporate exorcisms, and some good old-fashioned preaching, Reverend Billy reminds us that we have lost the true meaning of Christmas. What Would Jesus Buy? is a  journey into the heart of America – from exorcising the demons at the Wal-Mart headquarters to taking over the center stage at the Mall of America and then ultimately heading to the Promised Land … Disneyland.

Will we be led like Sheeple to the Christmas slaughter, or will we find a new way to give a gift this Christmas?  What Would Jesus Buy? may just be the divine intervention we’ve all been searching for.

The Shopocalypse is upon us … Who will be $aved?

 

More:MTVSuckSMaJorAzzBuy Nothing Day – MTV  won’t trade with them, hence  the Buy Nothing people must be onto something-

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4 thoughts on “What Would Jesus Buy?

  1. This is something I’ve been working toward too. Buying at thrift stores, bartering, and in some cases just doing without when I realize it’s just a piece of eye candy that I want but don’t need. It’s funny how fast the desire for a thing will fade when you practice that.

    P.S. You get a gold star for the Fight Club reference! I love it.

  2. Liking it is mostly a guy thing, I guess. The top photo you with the “You are not your bank account, etc.” quote is from Fight Club.

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