Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates Fuels the Shopping Cult



If consumerism is the predominant modern day religion, then this week’s picture shows one our most monumental cathedrals – Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.

According to news reports earlier this year, it is the world’s highest grossing shopping mall.

Like religions throughout history, it’s questionable to what extent its subjects have made their choice of worship through a decision born of free will.

Some might argue that consumerism has filled a spiritual vacuum left by the diminishing Abrahamic religionsin particular.

But if we are more inclined towards conspiracy theories, we could also observe that this new religion is the most effective yet at controlling and managing people; keeping them obedient and hard working, channeling their troublesome leisure time and minimising their independence of action and thought. More info