Why #MerryChristmasStarbucks is Everything Wrong with American Christianity

This is what we need. Its hit home for me on so many levels. Religiously, politically and socially.
Take the time to read it, its worth it.


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A few days ago, former pastor Joshua Feuerstein posted a video announcing a campaign against Starbucks due to their switch from festive holiday cups in previous years to a new plain red look for the 2015 holiday season. In the video, Feuerstein claims that Starbucks wanted to “take Christ and Christmas off of their brand new cups” because, according to the caption on his video, “they hate Jesus.”

Feuerstein goes on to explain that when he visited a Starbucks store, he told the employee making his drink that his name was “Merry Christmas” so that his cup would read “Merry Christmas.” He later says “Guess what, Starbucks? Just to offend you, I made sure to wear my Jesus Christ shirt into your store, and, since you hate the 2nd Amendment, I even carried my gun!” Three days after the initial post of the video, it has over 130,000 likes and 380,000 shares. Feuerstein…

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19 thoughts on “Why #MerryChristmasStarbucks is Everything Wrong with American Christianity”

    1. Lol. I don’t live in the US, so most times I am not aware of stuff like this, but I had to reblog because yes I am a Christian and yes God is being taken out of most things in the western world but this isn’t the way to handle such situations. This isolates people

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      1. lol. exactly. argue about the flawed logic of consumerism and how Christianity has become a vehicle for companies to sell products during the holiday, with less emphasis on Christ. That would be a rational argument. Not a coffee company removing “merry christmas” from their red cups. We all know Starbucks is about money. So, they will always be politically correct.

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  1. Greetings! I will have to walk the line on this one. I do think it is expecting too much for a secular company to promote a religious observance – are we really having conversations about paper cups (smile).

    On the other hand the phrase, ‘Happy Holidays’ instead of ‘Merry Christmas’ has irked me for some time; and the lack of acknowledgement of Christ-mass being a religious celebration. Who would want to take the Hannukah out of Hannukah celebrations? And who would be offended if one got a card from a friend with the greeting in it! I can say with relief saying Merry Christmas is still alive and well down-under for church and non-church goers alike.

    What worries me most though is the point in the video where he pulls out the gun and talks about the second ammendment or something or other. Now that is definitely not in my bible. American’s please assure me this is the exception rather than the norm! Christians claiming guns are somehow aligned with keeping the real Christ story alive? Weird. Scary.


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    1. Lol thank you so much. I reblogged this from Nate lakes blog he’s a Christian youth with really awesome views.
      But I was upset that he went about it the wrong way. That’s not how to teach or preach Christ. If Jesus was there he wouldn’t do that. He would be pleasant to the waiter and probably ask why it was removed and ask if he could Make a suggestion. And he would definitely not pull a gun on them lol.
      But thank you so much. I hope to see more of you


  2. Indeed, a simple thank you for the coffee and have a Merry Christmas would sufice with perhaps a polite word to management !! : )

    Thanks for reading my blog posts – as you can see I don’t get around to blogging often : ) so good on you for putting in so much effort…

    God Bless

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  3. Modern Christmas in the United States is all about getting, and giving stuff. Everyone tries to accumulate as much stuff as they can get, with their credit cards all maxed out. Some search for some kind of peace. We won’t find peace by saying, ‘put Christ back in Christmas.’ A life of peace is trying to understand God’s peace, it surpasses all understanding, God wants us to know that peace and be happy in all situations.

    There once was a ‘Little Church in the Wildwood’, were people sang and worshiped the Lord. The modern church has everything that you would find in a Hollywood production. People come for the entertainment, some worship and offer up praises. Some leave saying, I didn’t get anything out of that service. Did they put anything into it?
    I guess that was a little harsh instead of loving.


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