Okay, so… really?
Thinking back (when I was still Christian/religious) I recall a lengthy sermon by the pastor (my grandfather) about how we need to avoid materialism. We are not the products we buy, and for this reason, people do not need objects to represent who they are or as an expression of their faith.
Now, I’ve been out of the game for some time. For years, I’ve been Agnostic. I’m spiritual in belief, but do not hold to a God or a religion. This is who I am. Do I need a shirt to tell everyone that I am what I am? Do I need to rely on a company to represent my beliefs? No. Not even a little bit. Not even at all.
So do you, dear Christians, really rely on a cup to shower you with your faith? Do you need a Christmas cup to affirm your love for God, Jesus, and your faith?
“(11) I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (12) I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. (13) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
Are you telling me, someone you’d call a heretic, that I know your religion better than you?
Come on people. We all know God doesn’t give a damn what you buy or what represents your faith. According to your religion, he gives you strength to believe and to pass the message on and to love and accept the world. Have you forgotten this? Have you forgotten that there’s only one person that can pass judgment on the world? Have truly forgotten that the meaning of Christmas has NOTHING to with a fucking cup?