February 12, 2010

No More Starbucks For Me

First, a short update.

This weekend we need to be looking for the Moon. Due to the stormy weather, we may not get to see it in my area, but at least the heads-up has been given. ...No pun intended there. lol!

Oh, and BTW- it's raining cats and dogs here. :-)

Today we went to do some errands, Target being one of the places we went to. This was a "Super-Target" (I didn't know those existed, but apparently they do.) in which there was a Starbucks Cafe.

I have recently become very fond of their Mocha Frappaccinos, so my sister and I got ourself some coffee for on the way home. Which was fine... until I started studying the cup. Have you ever gotten a good look at the Starbucks symbol? I mean, really looked at it- not just noticed it on the front of a store somewhere?

If not, let me help you... I got this off of their Wikipedia page.

What does that look like to you?

According to what I have found in my quick five minutes of research before sundown, Starbucks has always used a dual-tailed Siren as their company symbol. The one you see here is the modern, highly-cropped -and therefore more modest- version of the logo.

If you know anything about mermaids or Greek mythology, you know that this is not something that Scripture would want us to partake in. Or at least, it is something that I am not supposed to partake in. Why? A Siren, basically, is a bird-fish-woman, in Greek/Roman mythology, who seduces sailors to their death. ...How comforting to have that on my coffee cup, right? :-) :-(

Scripture says:
Exo 23:24 "Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images."
Exo 23:32
"Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods."

These are just some verses from our Torah portion this past week which pertain to the subject. There are many more which may apply.

I don't know about anyone else, but as for me and my mouth... We will not be drinking any more Starbucks coffee- no matter how good it tastes. I cannot, in good conscience, use this company's goods.

Shabbat Shalom!


  1. That's interesting. I never even took notice of their logo, granted I don't know the last time I ever drank their coffee.

  2. Very interesting.
    It's amazing how these things creep into our society.
    And equally disturbing is how long they stick before they get noticed for what they truly are.



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