Fill My Cup, Lord. My Starbucks Cup or I’ve Got 99 Problems And The Cup Ain’t One
I unfortunately overhead one of the most asinine things I’ve heard in a long time, on the radio while driving to work a few days ago. I wish I could ‘unheard’ it but it was cemented in after various other media blasted it into my brain. It was the story about the Starbucks Christmas Cup Controversy. Lucky you if this is your first time hearing about this. Some guy with obviously too much time on his hands and a penchant for igniting controversial discussions, made a video stating that Starbucks was out to wage a ‘war on Christmas’ because of its minimalistic Christmas coffee cups. They were not Christmassy enough for his liking.
Joshua Feuerstein, the guy behind all this, wrote, “Starbucks removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus,” Yes, Josh, that’s a pure sign of hatred if I ever did see one. It reeks of disdain and loathe for Jesus!
“I think in the age of political correctness we’ve become so open-minded our brains have literally fallen out of our head.” Feuerstein said in his Facebook video “Did you realize that Starbucks wanted to take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups? That’s why they are just plain red.” I applaud you for bringing this to my attention Mr. Feuerstein, I knew my head was missing something, just never realized it was my brain. I know a few others with missing brains. Have you found yours yet, Josh?
I am a Christian and I love Christmas. I know that the day is not actually the day Christ was born but I use it to remember the BIRTH and celebrate accordingly. I really don’t give two hoots about who wants to join me in celebrating or who choose not to. In fact, I barely notice the difference these days. In this age of political correctness that Joshua refers to, I have seen ‘Christmas’ switched to ‘holiday’ for fear that it tramples the rights of those who choose not to celebrate this day. Still, I see it as a non-issue. It’s the way of the world. Farther along we’ll understand why.
Making a issue over a company’s choice on how they want to adorn their cups is silly and a waste of thought. Surprisingly, millions like-minded people agree that Starbucks is definitely out to kill Christmas! Astounding! It’s only a cup. My Christmas does not hinge on a disposable cup. Well maybe what’s inside when I wake up early on Christmas morning does help…so why are we discussing this? Folks, there are more important things out there to worry about, like how do they get the caramilk inside one of those caramel bars.
When Jesus said ‘Take this cup away from me’, he wasn’t referring to a Starbucks cup. Or was he??
Just My Take