What would Jesus buy? Probably nothing.

Buy Nothing Day logoNot that I don't want anything for Christmas, BUT...

Morgan Spurlock ("Supersize Me") has a new film out, "What Would Jesus Buy?", about Reverend Billy, a Vancouverite who preaches against consumerism on Buy Nothing Day. The antithesis to Black Friday, Buy Nothing Day has been popularized, if you will, by Adbusters. From this CNN story:

A review of "What Would Jesus Buy?" in "Christianity Today" questioned whether (Rev. Billy) Talen's act, poking fun at both religion and consumerism, went too far.

"Yes, it's condescending. Yes, it cheapens Christianity," the magazine said, before concluding: "But the whole argument of the film is that our commodity culture has already cheapened Christianity."

Something to think about.