For the Glory of the Lord Jesus Christ

Blazing red cups without any snowflakes


Surfing the web, this writer came across an article written by Matt Walsh that was pos015e1f791ed22715d7f2b9c12dde118ated in The Blaze at http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/no-serious-christians-arent-worried-about-the-stupid-starbucks-cups/ about the supposed Starbucks Christmas cup controversy.  Seriously?  It is hard to believe that any Christian(s) would be upset about such a thing.  Then there is the backlash happening on the web as well as the major news outlets picking up the story, and so this guy, Joshua Feuerstein, has been making the rounds on Facebook trying to stir up a controversy.  If Christians should get upset about anything that Starbucks puts on their cups, it would be their iconic twin-tailed mermaid siren or Norse goddess.  According to Starbucks:

Suddenly, there she was: a 16th century Norse woodcut of a twin-tailed mermaid, or Siren. There was something about her – a seductive mystery mixed with a nautical theme that was exactly what the founders were looking for…http://www.starbucks.com/blog/so-who-is-the-siren

Then this writer 2015-11-11_20-30-00_755found this blurb:

One of Astarte’s symbols was actually a star within a circle, which was used to symbolize the planet Venus. Interestingly, two stars are found within the green circle surrounding the logo character of the former Starbucks logo, which was used to separate ‘Starbucks’ and ‘Coffee.’ Artistic depictions of the goddess often show her naked, so why was such a figure with a steamy background chosen to represent the popular coffee chain?  Astarte was a goddess that was worshiped2015-11-11_20-32-21_514 in the Eastern Mediterranean countries dating back to the bronze age and into classical times, according to http://www.unexplainable.net

As some commentators have responded: Go feed the hungry, etc. etc. which is a reference to:

Matthew 25:34-40

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

So what should shock Christians the more?  No snowflakes on the red cups or the fact that Starbucks has chosen a snake-like goddess that has been represented as a twin-tailed Norse goddess, and which has also represented Astarte, a pagan goddess?

For Christians, the first of the Ten Commandments states very clearly:

Exodus 20:1-4

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

 

Coffee anyone?

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One response

  1. With all the rush to Christmas themes, youi would think that Christinas had never heard of THanksgiving Day. I have not found one post on the tiopic in the WP Christianity feed.

    https://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2013/11/24/thanksgiving-a-christian-holiday-squelched-in-the-u-s-a/

    November 13, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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