The Christian right is mad at Starbucks again, this time for what they call an “anti-God” message on their “The Way I See It” series of cups. The cup quotes a Starbucks customer, who asks, “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.”
There was a similar flap in 2005 when Starbucks featured a “pro-homosexual” quote from Tales Of The City author Armisted Maupin. Pro-homosexual, anti-God. Hmm, too bad I don’t drink coffee.