Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Then He took the venti, half-whole milk, one quarter 1%, one quarter non-fat, extra hot, split quad shots, no foam latte, with whip, two packets of Splenda, one sugar in the raw, a dollop of vanilla syrup and three sprinkles of cinnamon, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying...

"Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."

From CBS news:
Starbucks accused of "war on Christmas" with holiday cups

For millions of coffee-drinkers, the arrival of Starbucks' holiday-themed cups means Christmas is on the way.

"It's huge. People who don't even go to Starbucks regularly, they come during the holidays because we have the red cups," Starbucks employee Skylar Shelley said.

But some critics say the image of this year's holiday cup was like waking up to a lump of coal Christmas morning, reports CBS News correspondent Don Dahler. Unlike previous years when the cups came adorned with holiday-inspired images ranging from snowmen to ornaments, this year's design is just a plain red cup.

The topic percolated on social media, where Evangelical groups accused the company of waging a "war on Christmas."
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Wingnuts whining about imaginary affronts to their fake Christianity has become as much a part of the holiday season as stringing popcorn ornaments, space-heater fires and alcohol-fueled eruptions of barely suppressed WASP intra-family rage.

12 comments:

bowtiejack said...

". . . alcohol-fueled eruptions of barely suppressed WASP intra-family rage."

I luv you, man. To quote again our old buddy Alex Pope, "What oft was thought, but ne'er so well express'd" .

Dave McCarthy said...

"Unlike previous years when the cups came adorned with holiday-inspired images ranging from snowmen to ornaments, this year's design is just a plain red cup."

Commies. Q.E.D.

D. said...

Supergee, thank goodness, linked to a delightful rebuttal: "War on Yule: Starbucks Cups Are Christian Propaganda," by Alison Leigh Lilly.

old yeller said...

Lest we forget the meaning of Christmas..http://shop.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornaments/star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-mr.-spock-and-captain-kirk-the-needs-of-the-many-ornament-2995QXI2587.html

"The needs of the many.....

trgahan said...

And every year since Bill O'Reilly turned this cold war hot for rating and profit; the media goes forth to collect a comment or two from one utterly humorless, non-self aware, atheist so Wingnuts have a straw to grasp confirming that their beliefs are under attack; they are an oppressed majority; and every time you force a Wal-Mart checkout girl to say "Merry Christmas" Obama cries.

All the while the media holds to the commandment: Never shallish you said of Wingnut rage "This is beyond absurd!"

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

[not actual Scripture]

"For ye have the Pharisees with ye always..."

[/not actual Scripture] ;)

What does Bible Bitch have to say about this one? (In addition to "That's not Scriptural!")

n1ck said...

Ah, yes. the WarOnChristmas™.

As an agnostic and a libruul, there's nothing I like better than waging war on Christmas every December by telling people Happy Holidays, in response to them wishing me Merry Christmas.

Total war. It's a bitch.

Kathleen O'Neill said...

@Dave McCarthy

Oh, the humanity! Can I sue?

Also, too, I heard the Twelve Days of Christmas at Starbuck's this morning. What kind of secular humanistic crap is that? I'll bet the baristas are laughing at "Baby Jesus is crying" jokes.

Lawrence said...

Old Yeller thank you for reminding me. This is the year I fix my Hallmark Keepsake Locutus Of Borg ornament. It's sitting right on my desk. I think I just need to put a new plug on it.

bluicebank said...

And yet nary a mention of Starbucks' war on Halloween, when they slapped a vampire on its Frappuccino this year (and Frankenstein the year before). Posers!

Will no one feel my pain over the demise of Halloween, when back in the days kids like Scout Finch dressed up as a ham only to be attacked by a racist, who was then shanked by Boo Radley?

Approximation Prophet said...

Usually I just try to make some pithy sparse comments here. But as an atheist I have trouble with any believer decrying someone's sect or belief as "fake Christianity" they have just as good reasons for their sky daddy as you, aka none, even if you seem to get out of it something along the lines of consequential ethics, they don't, and you touched on this in a podcast, the bible is big enough and says so much crap you can pretty much use it to justify all sorts of abhorrent acts. So just kindly calling out some no true Scotsman to a fellow traveler.

Paul Wartenberg said...

I for one am angry that we are allowing Christians to continue their horrifying WAR ON SATURNALIA (tm) in such a manner.

We should boycott Starbucks until they agree to serve us lattes in cups adorned in purple and gold colors with pagan images of the Roman god Saturn!