Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This video is by producer Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and director Rob VanAlkemade. “What Would Jesus Buy?” examines the commercialization of Christmas in America while following Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Gospel Choir on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse (the end of humankind from consumerism, over-consumption and the fires of eternal debt.) The film also delves into issues such as the role sweatshops play in America’s mass consumerism and Big-Box Culture. From the humble beginnings of preaching at his portable pulpit on New York City subways, to having a congregation of thousands — Bill Talen (aka Rev. Billy) has become the leader of not just a church, but a national movement.