Saturday 14 July 2007

Starbucks Closes

I guess someone doesn't like Starbucks and is prepared to do something about it:

Forbidden City Starbucks closes


Howard said...

Could it be divine intervention?


God or Starbucks?
You may have heard than Starbucks recently, coldly refused to send coffee to some Marines fighting in Iraq. Now the overrated coffee chain is putting Anti-Bible messages on its coffee cups. Following are two:

“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.”

When contacted Starbucks said it had no intention of removing the offensive slogans. Do you think they’ll put any anti-Muslim slogans on their cups?

You cannot be loyal to God and loyal to Starbucks. Judas sold Christ out for 30 pieces of silver. I wonder how may spoiled, self-centered Christians will sell Him out for a cup of coffee?

I'm not sure I have ever stopped to see what Starbucks write on the bottom of their cups!

Cosmo said...

I don't think they do this on cups this side of the atlantic. A few years ago Starbucks starting printing "inspirational" thoughts on their paper cups. (Could this be a new way of promoting my blog???)

I wonder if the authour of your quote realizes that included in the collection of thoughts was extracts from a book by Rick Warren (The Purpose Driven Life), senior pastor of one of the largest churches in America.

Anyway, like I've said before, I think God is likely to be more concerned with issues of injustice within the coffee business than a few words on a cup. I think he's heard it all before.