Become a Consumerist Today

My name is Ron and I am a lad from London.

I am a consumerist.

My life is all about consuming cars, motorbikes, haircuts and films.

I will be a millionaire in ten years.

This is what I believe.

Take it or leave it.

The world is a stockpile of raw materials.

Iron ore, copper, soil, plants, animals are there for the taking.

We turn this stuff into commodities like fridges, tellies, golf clubs.


I am a selfish calculating machine.

I always ask – what’s in it for me?

I lack an abundance of goods and services.

Tragically I have a rubbish job, stacking shelves in Morrisons.

I need a lot of money to buy all the things I long for.

I have a clever scheme to get rich fast.

I refuse to tell you how I will do it.

When I am rich, I will be happy and satisfied.

Life will be sweet then.

All the pleasures of life will be mine.

Mansions, Cars, Helicopters, Malt whisky.

Beautiful women will crave my company.

I will grow old disgracefully.

When I die, I will rot and my corpse will be nibbled by rats and worms.

As a consumerist I totally reject the Christian faith.

Jesus did not create the world with his dad (John 1:3).

Jesus did not proclaim the kingdom of God (Mark 1:14).

Jesus did not heal deaf, blind and lame people (Luke 4:40).

Jesus was wrong when he said that Money was a false god (Matthew 6:24).

Jesus did not have the authority to forgive sins (Mark 2:10).

Jesus did not die on the cross in order to rescue humans (1 Timothy 1:15).

Jesus did not rise from the dead in order to conquer death (Acts 17:31).

Jesus is not sitting at the right hand of God, the Father (Ephesians 1:20).

Jesus will not come again to judge the world (Matthew 25:31-46).

Jesus will not heal and restore this broken world (Revelation 21:1-4).

I am a consumerist.

I know what I  believe.

Life is good when you have lots of physical stuff.

Life is sweet when you have better gear than your mates.

Life is best when you have millions in the bank.

Who cares about the environment when you are playing video games?

I am looking for people to join my consumerist community.

There is no need to pray to, thank or worship God.

Just buy and consume as much as you can.

Be selfish and greedy.

The one with the most toys at the end wins.

My name is Ron.

I am a consumerist.

Buy me a Kawasaki Z900.

Contact me if you want to become a consumerist today.

Mark Roques
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Mark Roques

Mark taught Philosophy and Religious Education at Prior Park College, Bath, for many years. As Director of RealityBites he has developed a rich range of resources for youth workers and teachers. He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Holland, South Korea, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a lively storyteller and the author of four books, including The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails: Creative Ways of Talking about Christian Faith. His work is focused on storytelling and how this can help us to communicate the Christian faith. He has written many articles for the Baptist Times, RE Today, Youthscape, Direction magazine and the Christian Teachers Journal.