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Consumerism is the new religion

Consumerism is the religion of the world.

It is destroying the planet.

It is the antichrist

– the opposite of life-giving, of healing, of resurrection.

It is about trust in yourself,

not sharing, greed.

It creates war and poverty.

It builds present presents and walls.


Time to cast out this false God

this idol of “you deserve it”

this spirit of “me first” and to hell with everybody else.



It pits person against person,

creating nations that war against each other

blinding us to our true nature

of oneness of unity,

that we are all in this together on this life-raft we call Earth

and if we don’t pull together we’ll discover

to our horror

there is no planet B.



Instead of trying to Terraform Mars

why don’t we re-form Terra

(which is the old name for Earth)?

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