This persuasive speech Shopping – The new religion explores why shopping has taken the place of religion in our lives. In it you will assert that we use it as a therapy for loneliness and our many ills. But you’ll also point out ways in which we are constantly manipulated to think this way. You’ll say, for example, that there a huge amount of unmanageable credit card debt today because banks and other lenders are only too happy to encourage us to buy, buy, buy. The short poem that accompanies your persuasive speech Shopping – The new religion adds a final twist to this thoughtful speech.