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2007-05-06 7:25:25 AM  
What a cow. Seriously, people need to take it easy. The quote said absolutely nothing negative about God. It just said we should try finding our own strength.

A buddy of mine has a quote on their cups. I think it's kind of a cool campaign.
 
2007-05-06 7:28:40 AM  
I would like to express my indignation at her indignation. Plus, sounds like she needs to switch to decaf.
 
2007-05-06 7:31:12 AM  
Oh, for f*ck's sake.
 
2007-05-06 7:45:38 AM  
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Sorry so early with this one, just figured I might as well get it out of the way...
 
2007-05-06 7:52:40 AM  
She's entitled to take her business elsewhere. The fact, however, that she sought media coverage of her indignation makes me think she's a tool.
There's nothing quite as funny, and sadly, quite as dangerous, as an outraged bigot.
 
2007-05-06 7:58:28 AM  
She should have tried a nice hot cup of shut the fark up instead.
 
2007-05-06 8:01:14 AM  
God will get over the insult, and if not then he could always send some calamity at Starbucks like he does to innocent people.
 
2007-05-06 8:01:33 AM  
I save my precious indignation for what's inside the cup.
 
2007-05-06 8:01:53 AM  
The only thing on a Starbucks cup worthy of indignation is the fact they refer to the swill inside it as "coffee."
 
2007-05-06 8:02:46 AM  
{Nods approval to Jean-Puc_Licard}
 
2007-05-06 8:03:46 AM  
Ideas are bad. They ought to be banned.
 
2007-05-06 8:05:50 AM  
I call upon Jobu to make her spill hot coffee in her lap.
 
2007-05-06 8:22:33 AM  
Or, you could, maybe just, NOT READ THE CUP!

/doesn't read the cup
 
2007-05-06 8:24:46 AM  
(p)
 
2007-05-06 8:26:56 AM  
Well, then I'm pissed off about the bible verses on In-N-Out cups. So there.
 
2007-05-06 8:27:27 AM  
Cups are fascist, the way they force the liquids in them to conform to their shape.
 
2007-05-06 8:28:56 AM  
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/unavailable for yada yada
 
2007-05-06 8:38:31 AM  
I think the quote is perfectly fine, and a good point besides.

But what Starbucks executive didn't see that coming from a million miles away?
 
2007-05-06 8:40:10 AM  
gasdf2002: Well, then I'm pissed off about the bible verses on In-N-Out cups. So there.


You don't get it, you don't have the right to be pissed off about that, because in this Christian Nation, only Christians are persecuted.

I'm feeling stabby, bring me some christians.
 
2007-05-06 8:48:22 AM  
I'm a Christian. I've seen such quotes at Starbucks (or, Fivebucks as I like to call it). Perhaps I just have been exposed to the cynicism on the Internet for too long as I just shrug and drink my mood-altering substance.

That said, Starbucks must be happy this morning. They took a risk printing those slogans and now the "grassroots" media has taken off with it. Their investment is paying off.

Can I get a cup with "How about a nice cup of shut the fark up?" printed on it? That'd make my day.

What is more irritating to me are those who identify themselves with "the faith once delivered to all the saints" but misrepresent it into something else, such as a diatribe on politics, the environment, social order, science...

Oh, and I mean left or right politics, pro- or con- environmentalism, conservative or liberal social orderism, pro- or anti- science... The message ain't about that. Sorry.
 
2007-05-06 8:53:58 AM  
Stop going to Starbucks then you idiot
 
2007-05-06 9:08:04 AM  
She even looks like a self-righteous douchebanana.

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2007-05-06 9:18:21 AM  
Keep her away from fortune cookies.
 
2007-05-06 9:33:54 AM  
She'll get over it.
 
2007-05-06 9:34:21 AM  
"As someone who loves God, I was so offended by that. I don't think there needs to be religious dialogue on it. I just want coffee," said Incanno, a married mother of three who is Catholic.

So? Why should anyone care that she is starting a one-woman boycott just because she is upset about some words on a paper cup?
 
2007-05-06 10:02:40 AM  
Seems to me like a pretentious and inelegant reworking of "God helps those who help themselves".
 
2007-05-06 10:07:23 AM  
Eh, I don't like this entire campaign of starbucks. Frankly, they claim they have all sorts of viewpoints on there, but I've never seen any conservative ones. Or unpopular ones. Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough, but can anyone honestly say that they personally have?

Starbucks is welcome to put whatever they want on their cups, but as a customer, I would like to see them provide all sorts of viewpoints- then it makes it a point of discussion, NOT a point of controversy.
 
2007-05-06 10:12:13 AM  
Katie98_KT: Eh, I don't like this entire campaign of starbucks. Frankly, they claim they have all sorts of viewpoints on there, but I've never seen any conservative ones. Or unpopular ones. Maybe I haven't been looking hard enough, but can anyone honestly say that they personally have?

Are you serious? Every second one has "Give thanks to God for he is super awesome!" written on it. Maybe the one I go to just happened to get a batch or something.
 
2007-05-06 10:15:21 AM  
Gunther: Are you serious? Every second one has "Give thanks to God for he is super awesome!" written on it. Maybe the one I go to just happened to get a batch or something.

Ya, I'm completely serious. I always get stuff like "poor people are being killed off by the government" and etc.
 
2007-05-06 10:22:56 AM  
Great, now the stupid article wants a registration. And I was about to quote it.

Starbucks printed those quotes on the cups to start discussion and whatnot (paraphrasing the line I wanted to use in the article). Stupid move. OH, I'm sure that other topics quoted did bring up some interesting conversations or comments. But the thing here is that religion is THE touchiest subject to talk about (just look at Fark threads sometimes). Religion introduced into any topic will derail any level-headed discussion, especially if it concerns various viewpoints.

hillbillypharmacist
But what Starbucks executive didn't see that coming from a million miles away?

Exactly. When you have super religious people protesting funerals or attacking others or blowing people up in the name of God, did you think that this would go over easy with people? Of course you will get someone offended by this. This is one of those things where you could guaranteed would happen the second it was planned. Its almost like they were daring someone to protest.

Since the cup only mentions God and not a specific religion, this is not focused on Christians. But not surprisingly, a Christian got 'offended.' In this situation, any other religion centered on God could have easily complained.

/How about a nice cup of 'shut the fark up?'
 
2007-05-06 10:24:57 AM  
From South Dakotan license plates to paper cups for coffee, there is no format of expression too petty to raise the ire of some twerps.
 
2007-05-06 10:31:07 AM  
The lady is a turd. 'Nuff said. I wouldn't want a close-minded imaginary-friend-loving disagreeing-idea-hating moron like that to buy my coffee.
 
2007-05-06 10:33:34 AM  
I DON'T WANT TO HAVE AN OPEN DIALOGUE!

*plugs ears*

Boo to close-minded people.
 
2007-05-06 10:34:17 AM  
Katie98_KT

This one, the one my buddy WJ Smith wrote:
http://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2006/06/my-starbucks-cup-is-out.html
 
2007-05-06 10:40:37 AM  
phenn: This one, the one my buddy WJ Smith wrote:
http://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2006/06/my-starbucks-cup-is-out.html


Wow. interesting thought, I'm not even sure how to respond to that one. I need to take more philosophy courses!
 
2007-05-06 10:43:19 AM  
OH NOES!1! Someone has an opinion that is different from my own and should therefore be banned! What a farktard.
 
2007-05-06 10:47:42 AM  
"I just want coffee," said Incann

Reminds me of the Jiffy Lube TV ad. "We don't want to change the world, we just want to change your oil."

If they ever put religious messages on my 10W30, I'm switching to Q Lube.
 
2007-05-06 10:58:36 AM  
Well, I'm pissed that Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays. It would have been nice if they had told me before I drove across town.

Oh, why won't the media tell my story of oppression and outrage???
 
2007-05-06 11:11:39 AM  
Check out the movie 'LolliLove.'
 
2007-05-06 12:27:30 PM  
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/not mine
 
2007-05-06 12:31:15 PM  
phenn http://www.wesleyjsmith.com/blog/2006/06/my-starbucks-cup-is-out.html

No. And his conclusion is wrong as well.
 
2007-05-06 12:49:42 PM  
Thank you for sharing.
 
2007-05-06 12:51:06 PM  
She definitely is entitled to take her business elsewhere.

However, as someone who believes in God and loves Starbucks, I have to say why, Starbucks, do you have to take sides.

I know the answer. They didn't. This was one of thousands of quotes submitted by the public. Sounds kind of nice. It's not a smart piece of advertising, though, so a reasonably prudent business would probably not willingly print that on their coffee cups.

I doubt Starbucks has an official policy of corporate atheism
 
2007-05-06 12:51:59 PM  
shut the fark up when men are talking, biatch
 
2007-05-06 12:52:16 PM  
Christians... can't live with them, can't exterminate them in a mass pogrom.
 
2007-05-06 12:53:28 PM  
Ok, the article BEGINS with an explanation of her ENJOYMENT of Starbucks coffee. Not their sugar sugar vanilla and sugar drinks, their friggin' coffee. Did you expect her to be intelligent? Did you expect her to be capable of forming rational opinions?

/I rest my case
 
2007-05-06 12:54:07 PM  
That cup quote had NOTHING to do with Christianity in particular. It was a generic rumination on the role of a God in man's life, period.

At least that's the impression any sane person would've had. In fact as I was reading the quote I initially though it was going to be another Pro-God quote, yet even then I saw nothing to offend the secular-minded since it could have just as easily been a quote from some 16th century philosopher irrespective of any one religion.

Thus once I actually finished reading the quote, and saw the opposite message, it still doesn't make a damn difference--it's not railing for or against any single religion, so that lady needs to lighten the fark up.
 
2007-05-06 12:54:10 PM  
citizen905

Well I'm so glad my non-religious countrymen are so much more enlightened thatn us simple religious folk

/actually a Muslim
 
2007-05-06 12:54:41 PM  
A secular quote on a Starbucks cup? Who could have imagined? Left-wing politics is to Starbucks what saturated fat is to McDonalds....
 
2007-05-06 12:55:39 PM  
I've nothing against sharing quotes, as long as , when it's put to the masses, there is fair and equal representaion. My favorite is Jimmy Hendrix (spellings differ) "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." Oh, that and "You can never have too much Tupperware." My boss says that.
Personally, I will never darken the door of StarSucks. Give me the Trident or Bookends any day. Mom and pops are becoming rare.
 
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