Rick Warren on Starbucks Cups

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    Rick Warren, the author of The Purpose-Driven Life, is getting a quote on the side of Starbucks cups. The quote:

    "You are not an accident. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He wanted you alive and created you for a purpose. Focusing on yourself will never reveal your real purpose. You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense. Only in God do we discover our origin, our identity, our meaning, our purpose, our significance and our destiny."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2005-10-19-starbucks-quote_x.htm
     
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    wow - because last weekend i had a cup which had a poem about being gay, and how wonderful a gay life is (supposed to be).

    :-/
     
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    I don’t like it one DAMN BIT!

    Mr. . Truett Cathy of Chick-fil-A, is one of the most Christian business owners I know of. I’ve even flown his son Kim around on business. Yes, they close on Sunday and focus on faith and family which I think is admirable, but they don’t push their beliefs in yer face on the side of a cup. Instead they live them.

    I think this is disgusting, and a disrespectful attempt to use religion for business purposes by Starbucks.

    It’s low, Very Low..

    That’s my opinion.
     
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    Just out of curiousity, what opinion do you have of quotes about homosexuality, conservative politics, education, etc. on Starbucks cups?
     
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    Ferrara Pan, who make Lemonheads and Red Hots candy have propaganda on the flaps. When you open the box it says "Say no to drugs!" I always thought that was bullshit because they probably sell half their stock to potheads who get the munchies and eat that stuff.
     
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    Well, first I don’t go to Starbucks, their way over priced. Second what they put on their cups is their business.
    My problem is them using religion as a marketing tool. Anything else (For the most part) is fair game.

    IMO, the religious community should be outraged about this, not happy about it.
     
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    How about the New Orleans Saints? San Diego Padres?
     
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    That is one quote of 63 famous writers, scientists, musicians, athletes, politicians etc. Just a problem with the religous angle?
     
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    starbucks coffee sucks
     
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    I agree and I've only ever had one cup.
     

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