I saw this article the other day, and I just had to write about it. Apparently, out of ALL of the things in the world, Christian evangelists are getting worked up over the fact that Starbucks changed their Christmas design.
I didn’t know this before, mainly because I have only ever seen one Starbucks here in NZ and that is a few hours away, but apparently they change their cup design every year. This year, instead of putting snowflakes, Christmas trees and other seasonal things on their cups, they have gone with a plain, politically correct color scheme of red, white and green.This has made Christian evangelists unhappy, and some are even claiming that Starbucks ‘hates Jesus’.
“Starbucks REMOVED CHRISTMAS from their cups because they hate Jesus,” wrote former Arizona pastor Joshua Feuerstein in a viral Facebook post that had at least 8 million views Saturday night.
OF COURSE! Starbucks have upgrade their cups, so they must hate Jesus! I wish I could say that I have never before seen such a ridiculous argument, but unfortunately I have. Some Christians have even gone so far as to say that they will never buy anything from Starbucks again, and they have even gotten criticism from pastors in the UK, saying that they are ‘playing it safe’.
This entire thing is a ridiculous overreaction, and just another sign that religion can really cause some stupid things to happen. I must also note that many of the Christmas traditions are Pagan anyway!