DESIGNED TO QUENCH THE THIRST FOR PURPOSE AND MEANING IN LIFE??
Starbucks “The Way I See It” cups have a variety of quotes on them. One such cup can be seen in the attached photograph taken by AiG supporter Steve W. from Illinois.
The quote states (from Starbucks Website):
“The Way I See It #220: Evolution as described by Charles Darwin is a scientific theory, abundantly reconfirmed, explaining physical phenomena by physical causes. Intelligent Design is a faith-based initiative in rhetorical argument. Should we teach I.D. in America’s public schools? Yes, let’s do it – not as science, but alongside other spiritual beliefs, such as Islam, Zoroastrianism and the Hindu idea that the Earth rests on Chukwa, the giant turtle. — David Quammen Author. His books include The Song of the Dodo and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin.”Now to be fair (and to justify my visits to Starbucks!!!)
- Starbucks puts a disclaimer at the bottom of this series of cups: “This is the author’s opinion, not necessarily that of Starbucks ….”
- And, Starbucks does have a statement from a person from the Intelligent Design Movement (not a biblical creationist though): “The Way I See It #224: Darwinism’s impact on traditional social values has not been as benign as its advocates would like us to believe. Despite the efforts of its modern defenders to distance themselves from its baleful social consequences, Darwinism’s connection with eugenics, abortion and racism is a matter of historical record. And the record is not pretty. — Dr. Jonathan Wells Biologist and author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design.
“For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy” (Colossians 1: 16-18).However, if you do go to up to the designed Starbucks counters, with all the high quality designed equipment and are given cup number 220, then if you were consistent, sit down and ponder the real consequences of this quote—that you are just an animal, and the people who served you were just animals, and that ultimately there is no purpose and meaning in life! No caffeine shot could lift you out of the despair!
And no matter how many cups of Starbucks coffee you drink, you will continue to thirst—and if one believes the message of cup #220, you will continue to thirst for purpose and meaning.
But Answers in Genesis teaches you the truth about how you can quench the ultimate thirst:
“When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ … Jesus answered her, ‘If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.’ ‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his flocks and herds?’ Jesus answered, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.’ The woman said to him, ‘Sir, give me this water so that I won’t get thirsty and have to keep coming here to draw water.’ (John 4: 7-15)OFF TO INDIANA
Mally and I will be in Indiana over the next few days for my speaking presentations (all open to the public) at:praying.