Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Starbucks has been putting anti-god quotes on the sides of their cups. A few them read:

"Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure."

"Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can't wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to step it up a bit. They're basically getting by because they only have to be better than Hell." -- Joel Stein, columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

They are claiming that theses aren't the views of Starbucks per say, but i don't buy that for a second. Starbucks should keep their priorities straight, they need to keep their focus on what makes the money, coffee. People don't going into Starbucks looking for a theological view. They want coffee. I know I'm not going to buy anything else from them. I'll stick to

---Alex Moore



RC said...

interesting, i have been thinking about these starbucks cups this evening as i prepare a future post.

sometimes, i read one of these quotes and honestly do like it...if nothing else for the authors writing a big message in a short way.

but i can understand as well your concern here.