Wednesday, October 26, 2005

I'll take a grande' non-fat latte', no God please.

Coffee drinkers could get a spiritual jolt with their java in the spring when Starbucks begins putting a God-filled quote from the Rev. Rick Warren, author of the mega-selling The Purpose-Driven Life, on its cups.

It will be the first mention of God in the company's provocative quote campaign, The Way I See It. In 2005, Starbucks is printing 63 quotes from writers, scientists, musicians, athletes, politicians and cultural critics on cups for company-run and licensed locations to carry on the coffeehouse tradition of conversation and debate.

I don't really see a big problem with this besides my dislike of giving money to religidiots. Religious quotes can indeed be thought provoking. Maybe these will result in some good atheist-creating coffe house debates. We can only hope that they will include some Sam Harris or Penn Quotes as well.

But they probably won't.

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