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5/16/2008

The Barechested Woman

Or should I say, the controversy surrounding the depiction of the Siren on Starbucks' coffee cup. The sad thing is that the people running this red flag up the flagpole are a San Diego Christian group.

Anyone who's read my blog over the last couple of days knows how I feel about 'Christians' - the ones who are ready, willing and able to try to jam their beliefs down my throat. Not regular, run-of-the-mill Christians, of which I number myself as one. No, I refer to the Evangelical, 'come here fucker I have good news for you' Christians. The 'knock on the door while wearing a white shirt and tie' Christians. The 'I'm going to argue with you because I'm right and you're not' Christians.

The sad thing is that these stupid, nosey, short-sighted people and the obnoxious intrusions on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that they perpetrate on the American people on an all-too-regular basis, are making 'Christian' a dirty word.

And I resent that.

And I was in a good mood when I started this.

20 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I miss so much controversy when I'm at work. Ergo, I shouldn't work.

Audubon Ron said...

Let em have it dude. They bug me too. Although, I do faith healing now and again. When my TV is on the frits, like Jerry Falwell, I slap it on the top and say, "Now, heal thy self!"

Audubon Ron said...

...P.S. Did you know ciel in french is sky or heaven? Lou Ciel. The Sky man. Cool.

Hyphen Mama said...

They're really going to freak out now that gay marriage is legal in their state.
And I need to go actually LOOK at that logo.

Queen Goob said...

Go back and read your description of those "Christians" we all love to hate - that will make you giggle and put you back in a good mood. Living in the Bible Belt, I deal with those hypocrites every day! And being the daughter, niece, and granddaughter of very WONDERFUL ministers I can call any one of the evangil-I-talk-to-God-so-I-know-you're-going-to-hell-unless-you-give-my-church-lots-of-money-doo-doo-heads.....a doo-doo-head.

Casdok said...

Im so with you!!

And yes i am still here but will be posting imfrequently. Ive got out of the habit now!! :)

Hyphen Mama said...

I have blog bling for you at my place. You're not required to "wear" it, because you're a man and men don't wear bling.

LceeL said...

Elizabeth: Work, a necessary evil.

Ron: (1): One of my favorite movie scenes: Kenneth More, playing the Beachmaster at Normandy, D-Day, in "The Longest Day", having just whacked a stalled jeep with his Irish walking stick, and seeing it start and drive away, says "As me sainted mother says, 'Anything mechanical, give it a good bash'".

Ron: (2): My mother would call me 'Pie in the sky" man.

Hyphen Mama: Jenny, there ain't nuthin' to see.

Queen Goob: I did go back. I was actually considering replacing this post, because I was concerned I might offend some of my readers. But then I thought ... NOT.

Casdok: Thanks for coming by, and 'being' - with me or against me - 'here'.

witchypoo, Tool of Satan said...

I have family members who are in the self-righteous, I'm better than you group. They refer to me as a Tool of Satan.

nicole said...

Take a wild guess how much I love extremists in any religion.....ggrr..... :S

Sandy C. said...

I know those Christian groups too well. Lived in San Diego for nearly 5 years,...so glad we moved.

Rebecca said...

I don't know the particulars of the situation, but I agree that some Christians give the rest of us a bad name...

Sigh...

tiff said...

I have no idea what the story is. I'm sorry that it ruined your good mood.

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

I'm a bit lost on the whole Starbucks coffee cup thing... but it's lovely to be back to the blog!! (I'm waving really excitedly - does that help the bad day??)

PS - Jack usually sorts out the door knockers for me... need I say any more? LOL xx

Andreamuse said...

The Bible-thumpers are one thing I surely don't miss from Florida! What would I do without people telling me what I should read, look at, watch, do? :-)

Old Knudsen said...

Hey I have good news for you, have you accepted Jesus as yer personal trainer? people should understand that religion is not a 'one size fits all' deal but sheep and others who don't think too much like to be told their own opinions by a preacher, it beats having to work it out and become self aware themselves.

The beach master at Normandy, I'm buggered if I can remember his name but he had the beard and the bulldog right? was it Lord Lovat who carried an umbrella into battle and a Scottish piper? I was there on the beaches fighting the Japs but I can't remember everything.

Speaking of skies, Kenneth Moore was in 'Reach for the sky' as Douglas Bader, I loved that film, that's the crazy type of Englishman I like that has been replaced by a watered doon modern day Yank.

God is one!

ChainingMagic said...

I would think these people have better things to do that complain about a coffee cup!

Lady Language said...

I feel like a captive in
my own home when I see
the Christians
gathering on my
street each Sunday
morning :) I'll have
to look up the Starbuck
issue - I wasn't aware
of it!

moneythoughts said...

Lou,

My late wife was not Jewish, but when the guys in the white shirts and ties came to the door, as you call them, she would tell them that we were Jewish. I got a big kick out of that because her grand father was a Methodist minister, and she loved Christmas. People that have all the answers for everyone are a pain. We are lucky to live in a country where there is no state religion. In the old days, we(Jews) had to move to a different country when things got bad. As bad as these dudes are, they should beat the inside of a box car.

Anonymous said...

Don't drink coffee so I really don't care :o) as for the white shirts and ties... not all of them are like that, I count myself as one of them but we were always very courteous and if someone said they were not interested we said have a great day and left them the hell alone :o)