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They've also released their new Christmas cups... with no mention of Christ ANYWHERE on them!



I'm just not sure how evidence of this caliber can be refuted - the facts are clear to any right-thinking individuals!
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Is it just me, or does the War on Christmas just keep starting earlier and earlier every year?
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Here's to hoping it never ends.
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BOYCOTT!!!!!
 
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That's nothing! Here in the UK, while shopping for my new puppy, I discovered that the major pet supplies chain "Pets at Home" are anti-Christian, exhorting their most excessively fashionable customers to struggle against His will: "Pets at Home Dog Food" is clearly an anagram of "Death To God, O Me Fops!".
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I never heard any complaints about the cup, but I've been inundated with backlash against such complaints. There are people who will complain about virtually everything, but this particular example seems like manufactured controversy more than anything else.
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Well, the Starbucks logo is just a fetching anthropomorphized Elder Thing.
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Well, the Starbucks logo is just a fetching anthropomorphized Elder Thing.
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I never heard any complaints about the cup, but I've been inundated with backlash against such complaints. There are people who will complain about virtually everything, but this particular example seems like manufactured controversy more than anything else.
I've said much the same to my wife - none of the people we know who are usually first on the bandwagon to complain about the war on Christmas have mentioned in-person or on FB... Until I see them reacting, it feels like a manufactured backlash against non-existent complaints.
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That's nothing! Here in the UK, while shopping for my new puppy, I discovered that the major pet supplies chain "Pets at Home" are anti-Christian, exhorting their most excessively fashionable customers to struggle against His will: "Pets at Home Dog Food" is clearly an anagram of "Death To God, O Me Fops!".
get your pets from an animal shelter geez
 
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mutton_chops wrote:
That's nothing! Here in the UK, while shopping for my new puppy, I discovered that the major pet supplies chain "Pets at Home" are anti-Christian, exhorting their most excessively fashionable customers to struggle against His will: "Pets at Home Dog Food" is clearly an anagram of "Death To God, O Me Fops!".
get your pets from an animal shelter geez
Oh, you can't buy dogs at Pets at Home - we were getting some chew toys.
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sorry i misread that
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Is it just me, or does the War on Christmas just keep starting earlier and earlier every year?
Remember a war on Christmas is not just for Christmas the outrage is for life.
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So, wait...now Christians are demanding Germanic pagan erect penis metaphors printed on their latte cups?


The world just went cuckoobannanas.
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fenners wrote:

I've said much the same to my wife - none of the people we know who are usually first on the bandwagon to complain about the war on Christmas have mentioned in-person or on FB... Until I see them reacting, it feels like a manufactured backlash against non-existent complaints.
Whelp, I've found the upset Christian after all.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/donald-trump-floats-b...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Monday his supporters should boycott Starbucks, accusing the company of taking Christmas out of their holiday-themed cups.
While Starbucks has featured snowflakes, reindeer, and other seasonal symbols on its cups during the holiday season, this year’s red cup features a minimal design. Some Christians took the design as a sign of political correctness and a so-called war on Christmas.
“No more ‘Merry Christmas’ on Starbucks. No more,” Trump said at an event in Springfield, Illinois on Monday. “I wouldn’t buy.”
 
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fenners wrote:
fenners wrote:

I've said much the same to my wife - none of the people we know who are usually first on the bandwagon to complain about the war on Christmas have mentioned in-person or on FB... Until I see them reacting, it feels like a manufactured backlash against non-existent complaints.
Whelp, I've found the upset Christian after all.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/claudiakoerner/donald-trump-floats-b...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggested Monday his supporters should boycott Starbucks, accusing the company of taking Christmas out of their holiday-themed cups.
While Starbucks has featured snowflakes, reindeer, and other seasonal symbols on its cups during the holiday season, this year’s red cup features a minimal design. Some Christians took the design as a sign of political correctness and a so-called war on Christmas.
“No more ‘Merry Christmas’ on Starbucks. No more,” Trump said at an event in Springfield, Illinois on Monday. “I wouldn’t buy.”
The mans a total tit.
 
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So we can blame the right wing blogosphere, Christian shock jocks, and the republican front runner for this fake scandal. No surprise there, they all love fake scandals.
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If the link wasn't to that right wing bastion Washington Post, one might be inclined to think it was just another fake Ben Carson-like story.
Apparently it is.

http://thefederalist.com/2015/11/10/nobody-is-actually-upset...

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For those of you who are confused, here’s a quick explanation of where things stand. On November 5, Raheem Kassam of Breitbart London wrote a pretty tongue-in-cheek report on the new “This is really not a Christmas cup but sort of vaguely holiday-themed” to-go cup from Starbucks. You can tell it was not the most earnest of jeremiads because of lines such as:

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And behold, Starbucks did conceive and bear a red cup, and called his name blasphemy.
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Frankly, the only thing that can redeem them from this whitewashing of Christmas is to print Bible verses on their cups next year. Not that I’d buy their burnt coffee anyway. And certainly not while they keep spelling my name ‘Ragih’ (right) on their cups.
I thought it was a totally fine piece that poked fun at the cup for being even more bland than normal, but I noticed that some of the more liberal Christians (names hidden to protect those of us who tweet impulsively) I follow were immediately aghast at this Breitbart piece, on the assumption it was meant to launch a serious War on Christmas battle.

Then some Christian shock jock type ran with it and made a video, and a set of hashtags, and Facebook links to his ad-supported web page. This, I think, is what produced not just the Christian response of “No, really, we don’t care” but the many articles claiming that Christians were freaked out by Starbucks cups. Not sure which response was first, to be honest, or if they all occurred at the same time.
And apparently Trump fell for it, high caliber candidate there.
 
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The media generally is awful and reports in a manner designed to divide not unite.

The story in the OP characterizes (incorrectly) this as something that "Christians" care about - which is technically correct. A tiny number of Christians, but incorrect in a larger manner - most Christians probably do not care about or even remember what the Starbucks cups looked like last year.

From the other side, Fox tries to rally its base to feel "attacked" whenever something doesn't appear to cater to them personally.

http://mediamatters.org/video/2015/11/09/fox-host-the-war-on...

This kind of "outrage cycle" where the media generally and people individually gin up feelings that others are more upset than they are and more unreasonable than they are about basic ideas is poisons and really bad for a democratic system of government which functions best when we try to arrive carefully reasoned consensus for most social decisions.


For the record, now that I've noticed the difference, I think the new cups look kind of bad. The red and green don't contrast well alone, and I think the "busier" and more "winter gift season" themed cups looked better IMO.
 
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My wife and edlest went to see Trump in Springfield last night.

He had them faoming over a Starbucks boycott...themasses are totally into it.
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none of them are on Drew's Facebook, so they must not exist.
 
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people should be boycotting Starbucks because they serve overpriced, over roasted, underwhelming coffee.
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Well, the Starbucks logo is just a fetching anthropomorphized Elder Thing.
Total nonsense.

She's a Deep One. Here she is, after having taken her crown off and about to have a chamomile tea before retiring:




(From this, one of the better Lovecraft movies.)
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people should be boycotting Starbucks because they serve overpriced, over roasted, underwhelming coffee.
That I can agree with.
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