Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Friday, 11/27/09, is buy nothing day.

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It has been a tradition in many faith traditions for adherents to fast. Fasting sharpens the mind and the spirit and demonstates a commitment to values more important than physical gratification.

Could you fast from shopping for a day to demonstrate an appreciation for our planet and a respect for the interdependent web of all existence which we humans are destroying by our zealous overconsumption and misuse for profit?

Take a day off. Spend some time with family, friends, and neighbors.

Join me in taking a break from shopping. Consider it a Unitarian Universalist Holy Day during which we pay homage to that which we consider more important than more stuff.

1 comment:

  1. I have boycotted this shopping nightmare for years. It is a gross homage to the consumer frenzy. I'd rather comb over a used bookstore, thrift store, or yard sale at a leisurely pace anyday.