The Reverend wants you to believe the Earth can be saved! Amen.Photo: Brennan CavanaughThe 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 …
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Nicole Greenfield is a NYC-based writer, journalist, and editor who focuses on the environment and on religion. For more, visit The Canopy.