A few years ago, upon the release of the film What Would Jesus Buy, I spoke with producer Morgan Spurlock (of Super Size Me and 30 Days fame) and director Rob VanAlkemade about the frenzy of consumerism around the holidays. The film focuses on Reverend Billy and his Church of Stop Shopping 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!

Interview with Morgan Spurlock and Rob VanAlkemade.

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You’ll have the opportunity to view the film and participate in a discussion following the screening at the Manitou Springs Library tonight at 6:30 pm and tomorrow at the Rockrimmon Library at 6:00 pm. The screening is presented by Transition Town Manitou. For more information on the organization and the Transition Town Manitou Springs Monthly Movie Series, click HERE.

 

3 Responses to What Would Jesus Buy? …in Manitou and Rockrimmon

  1. Rev Billy is the bomb.

  2. Mike Procell says:

    Amen, brother.

  3. Carol Salyers says:

    This has been bothering me a lot this year. Christmas has become this frenzy of overspending, buying gifts that people don’t need or want, stressing if you aren’t out-buying or out-performing your friends and neighbors. Who is driving this? No, not the church and certainly not Jesus. By golly, it’s the retailers putting extreme pressure on the consumer. We all bought it, hook, line and sinker and it gets worse all the time. Children are made to feel deprived if they don’t have 10-15 gifts under their tree, so parents seek out places to get free stuff to supplement. If you dare speak up, you’re called a Scrooge. Bah, humbug, anyway!

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