So...Who Has Converted to Christianity After the Starbucks Cup Flap?

@FourWalls (13696)
United States
November 10, 2015 11:40pm CST
There are a few (and I mean a tiny minority) Christians who are complaining about the holiday cups at Starbucks. Their outrage was sparked by the fact that there's no blatantly religious symbol on the cups. Hmm.... These "leaders" (my apologies to real leaders for missing the word) called for a boycott of Starbucks in 2012. Given that, why should they worry about what the Starbucks cup looks like in the first place? Why aren't Jews whining that the cups don't have a dreidel on it? Most significantly, have these three or four people advanced the cause of Christ with their protest? Has anyone heard their rant and said, "Wow, they're right! I think I'll convert to their religion!" I see a lot of things mentioned in the Bible that believers should and should not do. We know the "thou shalt not's": don't murder, don't lie, don't steal, don't commit adultery, etc. Among the things they should do: love God, love their neighbor as themselves, feed the hungry, clothed the naked, visit the imprisoned, and shelter the homeless. I have yet to find that passage in Scripture that says "protest a Starbucks cup." Consider Chick Fil-A: they don't believe in being open on Sunday, but they aren't out protesting against McDonald's for being open on Sunday. Do these three or four people stop to think how ridiculous they are making their religion and their fellow Christians look? Are they drawing people to God, or are they pushing people away?
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
11 Nov 15
Makes you wonder what people are thinking about. If they keep stuff like that up someone will protesting their behaviour.
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@much2say (39153)
• United States
11 Nov 15
I wonder if anyone would protest that these lion cupcakes promote eating or doing harm to endangered animals!
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@Bluedoll (17069)
• Canada
11 Nov 15
@much2say It depends on if they put those Christians inside a confined place with them.
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• United States
11 Nov 15
It's a crazy world full of crazy people - I ignore stuff like this.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
11 Nov 15
Sammy Hagar is full of joy over red cups.
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11 Nov 15
Sammy Hagar - Red. Taken from the compilation "The Essential Red Collection" (2004).
• Preston, England
11 Nov 15
they could start on people wearing clothes with Father Christmas or snowmen on but no Christian nativity images. Seems odd they want Jesus on a cardboard cup destined for landfill.
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@TheHorse (65696)
• Pleasant Hill, California
14 Nov 15
I converted to Judaism because of the flagrantly Christian colors on the cup. Hey, it's Saturday, isn't it? Shabbat Shalom!
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@much2say (39153)
• United States
11 Nov 15
It's just a cup for goodness sake!! If an organization needed cup donations for their supplies to feed the needy, well I hope no one would turn away a cup because of its design. I can think of better "causes" to spend time and energy on!!
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
15 Nov 15
It's a business strategy that is surely working for them..