What Would Jesus Buy?

As we are now moving into the Christmas period, I thought that it was time for everyone to partake of this insane documentary. 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. Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find that Times Square was becoming a mall. Spurred on by the loss of his neighborhood and inspired by the sidewalk preachers around him, Bill bought a collar to match his white caterer’s jacket, bleached his hair and became the Reverend Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping. Since 1999, Reverend Billy has gone from being a lone preacher with a portable pulpit preaching on subways, to the leader of a congregation and a movement whose numbers are well into the thousands.

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.

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  • Eric Howe

    I’ve been baking my friends pies for Christmas for a few years. I enjoy baking so it is good for me and people seem pretty happy with the pies.

    I also gave up TV in the early 90s so I’m insulated against a lot of the usual programming and consumeristic frenzy that most people are subject to.

  • CrnK

    “I enjoy baking so it is good for me and people seem pretty happy with the pies”

    They are just being polite: they actually think you are a pompous cheapskate.

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  • t-bag

    I would like to see a documentary that talks about this issue without that preaching dickhead in it.

  • t-bag

    I would like to see a documentary that talks about this issue without that preaching dickhead in it.

  • t-bag

    I would like to see a documentary that talks about this issue without that preaching dickhead in it.

  • t-bag

    I would like to see a documentary that talks about this issue without that preaching dickhead in it.

  • Alc4ever24

    the best part is when he uses the blow dryer and the hairspray at the same time.  I feel ya mister

  • Alc4ever24

    the best part is when he uses the blow dryer and the hairspray at the same time.  I feel ya mister