Starbucks is running a promotion whereby customers can submit their thoughts for inclusion on Starbucks cups, as part of an effort by Starbucks to “to promote open, respectful conversation among a wide variety of individuals,” according to their spokesperson.
That didn’t sit right with Michelle Incanno. She got a cup featuring a quote from an Ontario customer that questions the existence of god. Now Michelle will never drink Starbucks again. Ever.
The cup reads:
“Why in moments of crisis do we ask God for strength and help? As cognitive beings, why would we ask something that may well be a figment of our imaginations for guidance? Why not search inside ourselves for the power to overcome? After all, we are strong enough to cause most of the catastrophes we need to endure.” Bill Schell, a Starbucks customer from London, Ontario. He describes himself as a “modern day nobody.”
“As someone who loves God, I was so offended by that. I don’t think there needs to be religious dialogue on it. I just want coffee,” said Incanno, a married mother of three who is Catholic. “I wouldn’t feel right going back,” she said.
Take that, Freethought. You have no place on a coffee cup. —MEGHANN MARCO
Woman expresses indignation at quote on Starbucks cup [Dayton Daily News via Starbucks Gossip]
(Photo: Ron Alvey, Dayton Daily News)