What would Jesus Buy?

November 27, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More

You’ll find the trailer to this new Morgan Spurlock documentary here.  Here’s the promo:

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.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. gatomjp says:

    Can't wait for this one. As you can imagine I am a big Spurlock fan!

    Whenever I see those poor souls on black Friday bursting through the doors of the shopping mall and trampling each other to be the first to buy the latest "must-have" I am reminded of the second of the four noble truths of Buddhism:

    2. The origin of suffering is attachment.

    "Things", man. "Things" won't do it for you. I have discovered that the less "things" I have the happier I am.

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