Does anyone know of a website that lists companies who either openly or covertly proselytize? I've surfed the net, but came up with nothing. Apparently, IN-N-OUT Burger is one of those companies who push their religion on it's customers, by placing references to bible quotes on it's products. Check out this pic of the bottom of one of their cups:
If you're a crafter, avoid Hobby Lobby. Their religious music runs me out of there. I just recently decided not to go back. Also, Chick Filet (or however it's spelled) is another religious organization that openly contributes to Pro-Life issues and candidates. I avoid them. I have heard nothing about Whataburger.
I do not go to Whataburger but one time coming home late at night my husband stopped there. They had some religious themed signs on their windows, I think it was one nation under god or something about ten commandments.
It's not uncommon in my neck of the woods for small businesses to place that little Jesus fish in their logos and print ads. It's annoying, but if a god-lovin' plumber provides good service at a great price, then Praise the Lawd!
I respect any companies right to do business how they see fit. I also respect my own right not to patronize such establishments. Those who can't keep religion out of business don't deserve my patronage. To this end, there isn't much an individual can do to avoid something at all costs - I try to eat organic, but I'm not going to bitch to the server at Chez Chuck or whathaveyou because I don't think the food is organic (NOTE: if it's a good restaurant with a chef trying to make a name, it usually *IS* all organic...at the very least hormone free). But I refuse to shop at Wal-Mart, Sams Club, and numerous others for political and social reasons. I can happily include a few fast food joints that proselytize.
There is a video of the Pope's 'exorcism' caught on film. The man isn't demon possessed, there are likely no 'real' demons. He's just delusional and doesn't want to accept personal responsiblity for his own behavior for his own dysfunctional life.
There is an ad that reads ' Do you support 'traditional' marriage? Vote Now"! .
No, I don't support 'traditional' marriage because there is no such thing. I support heterosexual and same-sex couples marry each other legally , yes. 'Traditional' marriage promoters largely do not believe that heterosexual women are co-equal to their husbands. Their only purpose in 'traditional' marriage is to sexually satisfy their husbands if they can and raise children and do all…
i've got no problem with everyone saying "merry christmas" on christmas day. however, they've turned it into an entire holiday season where it lasts a month or more. in those situations it should be perfectly acceptable to say "happy holidays" or call it a…
I posted the bulk of this on another thread, but wanted to add some context separately.
I finally confronted my faith and embraced the fact of my atheism late last August, 2012. Days after I revealed my "epiphany" to a few friends who knew me from another message board, my sister died from Lou Gehrig's Disease (which pissed her off because she hated catching a disease from someone she never f---ed).
THAT was my sister, understand? She was a beautiful, life-loving, potty-mouthed…