Everybody knows the MoMos don’t like coffee. Well, that’s not ENTIRELY true. The mainstream church SHUNS coffee as a violation of the Word of Wisdom. Frankly, for me, this is a BIG stretch, because HERE is what the WoW actually says:
9 And again, hot drinks are not for the body or belly.
No mention of coffee or tea. Sure as hell no mention of the dreaded CAFFEINE, a substance so vile that many a believing Mormon has put their OWN EYES OUT rather than be forced to consume the evil C-word. And hordes more drink it daily, but that’s another post. I feel a “faith promoting rumor” coming on.
Back to the matter at hand. If, in fact, one were to take Joseph Smith at his word, the hot cocoa routinely consumed in GIGANTIC proportions at many ward and church functions is actually VERBOTEN. Hot, remember. HOT! I wonder, however, if this should not extend itself to hot soup and broth? I mean, they are HOT. And where the heck did CAFFEINE end up coming out of that? Give me a break.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah. I spotted THIS story on the local news. And then I found a link to a CNN story with a GREAT headline.
Mormons miffed over coffee-swilling angel image
Says the story:
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — For a coffee shop, T-shirts of a Mormon angel with java flowing into his trumpet are selling well. But they don’t have the blessing of religious leaders.
The shirts have upset the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not only is the angel Moroni a revered figure — Mormons believe he appeared to church founder Joseph Smith — but church members are discouraged from drinking coffee.
Can I just be the first one here to say that it is not HARD to Miff the Mormons? Miffed Mormons are a centegral part of daily life here at Chez Collins.
We get a lot of mileage out of Miffed Mormons.
That said, the actual BIGWIGS up at CHURCH HEADQUARTERS are having their say in the Miffed Mormons Mess.
Says the story:
The church informed Beazer that the angel’s image is a registered trademark.
Registered TRADEMARK? Are you freaking kidding me? If you ever NEEDED proof that this is a business first, and a “religion” remotely further down the corporate tree, here it is.
If this was a RELIGION, they would have appealed to the owner to respect their religious icon. Not the Mormons, though. Oh no. They just threaten to sue for their registered TRADEMARK.
What’s next? A patent for Jesus Jammies? You can keep that, my friend….
I suspect next they will try to trademark Jesus. The Catholics and Christians will NOT be buying that one….