Another story about the Starbucks cup quotes has hit the internet. The campaign began in 2005. This time, WorldNetDaily has done some lackluster journalism with this story, in my opinion. Yes, they report the angst of a Christian women and her reaction to an "anti-God" quote on the cup. Previously, there was a gay fellow who had a quote and that had many up in arms after Baylor University (my post here) called for the banning of that cup from their Starbucks. What is not being reported here is the fact that Starbucks also is quoting the likes of Rick Warren who is a bone fide Christian in my opinion.
This brings us to something beyond an incomplete story and what I think this WorldNetDaily article is playing into. It strikes me that us Christians are easily offended. No banning of Warren’s statement was ever made as far as I know. What this brings up is the sensitive reactionary stance Christian’s tend to have when we forget that we are truly in a post-Christian society. Often the media likes these stories since they know they will get our attention. We can react. But how should we react? I do not know this women, but I think a better choice might be to actually be a Rick Warren and write more things on these cups rather than banning the ones that offend us. Either we put out our idea (the Gospel) or we try to silence the critics of the Gospel. What makes more sense to you?