Confronting Compulsive Consuming (Part 3)

"Beat it! The country's full!"  Full of what? "Today consumerism determines what is important. Consuming relationships, consuming friendships, consuming religions, consuming, consuming... We have turned our society into a huge multicultural showcase tied only to the tastes of certain 'consumers', while so many others only 'eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table'.” Pope …

Confronting Compulsive Consuming (Part 1)

“The amassing of property, without an accompanying love Godward and manward, is suicidal. Increasing material and power are not safe except with proportionately improving character. Society can endure for a time without new inventions; it is doubtful how long it can endure without a better spirit.” George Buttrick (1901) In the previous post we eaves …