Coffee Controversy

I was just drinking my own coffee, enjoying my day off, and reading a newspaper online when I ran across this chick from Ohio protesting a Starbucks coffee cup. Yep you read that right…Protesting a Starbucks cup!

Here’s the “offensive” inscription:

The way I see it #247
“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.” -Bill Schell, Starbucks customer.

Is this mans opinion offensive? Worthy of boycott? Burn the “Starbucks heretic”? Puhleeze!

Here’s my take- Mr. Schell, may I call you Bill? I understand your cynicism about a culture that turns to prayer in times of crisis, and ignores God the rest of the time. Even though I disagree with your statement, I understand why you would come to the conclusion that God is merely a figment of our collective imaginations. I’m saddened that you have never come in contact with a person that demonstrated the power of God in an undeniable and attractive way. I’m sorry that so many of the “christians” you have met in your life are “believers” and not “Followers of Jesus Christ.” I’m sorry that the “church” you have come in contact with is an impotent, inward focused, selfish organization. Even though it was painful to read your opinion on my coffee cup-Thank you. It reminded me of how much work there is to be done as followers of Christ until we can truly pray as Jesus did-“Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”

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