Starbucks stirs things up with a God quote on cups
Coffee drinkers could get a spiritual jolt with their java in the spring when Starbucks begins putting a God-filled quote from the Rev. Rick Warren, author of the mega-selling The Purpose-Driven Life, on its cups.
It will be the first mention of God in the company's provocative quote campaign, The Way I See It. In 2005, Starbucks is printing 63 quotes from writers, scientists, musicians, athletes, politicians and cultural critics on cups for company-run and licensed locations to carry on the coffeehouse tradition of conversation and debate.
Some mention "faith in the human spirit," but none is overtly religious. Last month, Baylor University pulled Starbucks cups after objections to a quote from writer Armistead Maupin saying that "life is too d**** short" to hide being gay....
You're exactly right. We received a card from a friend recently that had a PDL quote on it. I had to throw it out. It said something about you being the only you in the whole wide world. And God rejoices over your gifts like a proud Papa who looks at his children's pictures on the fridge.
I know that God loves me and I rejoice over the fact I am beloved in His Son, but God is not Aunt Bertha pinching my cheeks and feeding me lollipops!
Whatever Rick Warren's quote is, you can be it will offend no one. It's very doubtful that it will hold up Jesus Christ as the only hope of salvation, or decry the wickedness of this land. That's WHY he is able to get on a Starbucks cup - he sells because he tickles the ears of this generation. Hey Starbucks, how about a quote from a preacher with with chutzpah? Isaiah, for instance.....
Is. 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Is. 5:21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!