17 May '11, 7pm

Say Earthalujah! Reverend Billy preaches the green gospel via @grist

Say Earthalujah! Reverend Billy preaches the green gospel via @grist

The Reverend wants you to believe the Earth can be saved! Amen. Photo: Brennan Cavanaugh The Reverend preaches: "It's not easy for Americans to slow down their consumption. No, it ain't! We've got to help each other out. Give each other the power. Yes we do! To back away from the product. To turn. To escape the big box. The hypnosis of corporate greed! Amen, hallelujah. " And the choir sings: "Eartha-lu, Eartha-lu, Eartha-lu-jah! Eartha-lu, Eartha-lu, Eartha-lu-jah!" "This force is inside each of us," the Reverend continues. "It's in the air. It's coming through the floorboards. Earthalujah. Yeah, yes, amen. Give us the power today to. Stop! Shopping!" This is Sunday evening in Reverend Billy Talen's Church of Earthalujah , a "neo-pagan gospel experiment," a "radical Earth worship show" that's developed from the performance artist's anti-consumerism crusade known as the Ch...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-05-17-say-earthalujah-r...

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