Saturday, November 7, 2015

It's beginning to look a lot like Red Pumpkin Spice War.

You can never escape Facebook without seeing something that just makes you face palm, or have your head hit the desk because of the utter stupidity in people.

What is the night's topic about? Christians.
And not just any Christians, ones who have officially declared war on Starbucks.

A friend of mine posted a link on her page, also ranting about the ridiculous nature of this Buzzfeed article.

Some Christians Are Super Offended By The New Starbucks Red Cup Design

Have you come back? Good. I, too, need to vent.

Even though I will probably sound like a complete hypocrite here, I really think this is the more ridiculous thing for Christians to get angry about. I don't even understand the logic either.

Here is a picture of the cups from 2013:

Festive sure. Little ornament decoration and some snowflakes. I even see a red leaf. 

2014 cups:
A little bit less festive. The mark on the side seems to resemble a snowflake of some caliber....

Now, let's take a look at this years cups!

Holy crap guys! It's time to lose our shit! These looking nothing like the last two and it's so rude! How dare you Starbucks! How dare you not celebrate Christmas like a proper company in a Christian nation!

Did that make your head hurt? Did that make you cringe? Yeah, you have no idea how much it hurt to type that out. I have nothing against Christians per say. One of my good friends is a Christian, but I put her under "logical". She gets it.
Anyways, I digress.

What confuses me, is that out of all the things in the world that Christians are getting angry about, and continue to this day, is trivial bullshit like this! I mean really! You worry about so little things like companies not catering to a holiday that belongs to a single religion, and not bigger issues!? (Yes, this is the hypocrisy right now that I warned you about.)

About 80% of the USA is some branch of Christian, yes, that is a big number. However, there are still 20% of the USA this is not. That is some other religion. Muslim, Pagan, Atheist, Buddhism, Jewish, or probably not a religion at all! 80% of the US's population are feeling oppressed because big companies are not bending over backwards to please them. Other religions in the U.S. are completely forgotten because they don't measure up. Oh, and let's not forget that "The country was based on Christianity", which is a blatant lie. U.S.A. was founded on religious freedom, so anyone could come in and believe whatever the hell they wanted to without the repercussions of the Church.

There was a time I worked at a Walgreens, and I told my customer "Happy Holidays". They quickly retorted, "Merry Christmas!" with the most arrogant look on their face. I didn't think much of it at the time, but now I get it. Companies are just trying to be more open. They're wanting to embrace the other religions. They're wanting the customers who don't celebrate one holiday not to feel left out like they probably have for a long time.

Why is there something so wrong with that? I mean, sure you can't tell just by looking at someone what religion that they believe in. A lot of people who meet me, would never guess that I am a Pagan, that I mess with and believe in Magick and the Sabbats. Some are shocked when they find out. When it's "Christmas time", do you want to know what I celebrate? The Winter Solstice, also known as Yule.
Sure, with my family I still celebrate Christmas, but not in the way you'd think. Just spending time with them and opening presents. Oh! And eat, we can't forget about the food.

So, my dear Christians, next time someone is telling you "Happy Holidays" instead of "Merry Christmas", why don't you keep an open mind and an open heart(like you're supposed to do), and not get angry. Instead, think of how awesome and considerate this person is being. As well as following company regulation because no one wants to get fired over something so small, let's face it.

And, let's not get angry about something so small as a simple coffee cup that you're either just go to throw away or recycle.
Instead, why don't you get angry over the bigger issues like the starving and homeless? That sounds more of a WWJD instead, right? I think that guy would probably get a lot more angry about that than what his coffee cup looked like. I'm just saying.

-Susan

Update from Facebook:
Aye-yi-yi.....