Pepsi products........

  1. Has anyone heard about the new Pepsi cans? I just recieved an email from a friend in North Georgia. He said that Pepsi has come out w/ new cans for 9-11 w/ the Statue of Liberty on one side and The Pledge on the other.
    The catch is........ .............they left "In God we Trust" out of the pledge. This was suppose to keep from 'offending' anyone.
    WELL,,,,,,,,,,,, the lack of "IN GOD WE TRUST" offends me immensely!!!!!! OUR money says it, why can't the can we drink out of?
    Anyone have an opinon on this?
    As for me and my house? We will serve the LORD and NOT drink Pepsi products.
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  3. by   NurseDianne
    Don't know why this showed up under Canadian Nursing Discussion........?
  4. by   duckie
    Anything that removes God offends me, and at first I was all prepared to never drink Pepsi again, but the more I thought about it, the more I see, this is probably not even true. If it is, I'll think on it, pray about it and then decide. What I drink does not make my love for the Lord decrease and my first response was gut reaction, which was wrong. If we look hard enough, we can find reasons to rip anything apart and make it wrong, so sorry I went off half cocked!
  5. by   Mattigan
    There was a similar thread awhile back but it was Dr. Pepper that was doing the offending and someone- I can't remember who - said something like this in answer---- i dunno, I don't much care what religion my soft drinks are.

    I'm with whoever said that . I figure my house can serve the Lord and I can still have diet Pepsi.

    If people didn't use products from companies that hadn't offended someone or someone's higher power person/thing- sense of morality most people would be sitting around naked on a rock.

    but... I respect your decision to boycott Pepsi if you think that's what you should do.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well said Mattigan! I don't read the Pepsi can, I drink the pop. I don't really see why it matters. For my entire life I haven't been offended at the presence of the word "God," so I'm not really sure why the absence of the word is offensive

    Man, it's a pop.

    Heather
  7. by   JMP
    It is not the word ..god ....... but it is the reference to christianity that people would perhaps find offensive. Offensive is not even the correct term, I would say that people need to understand that we need to be sensitive to differences, religous and otherwise.

    The WORLD is a very different place these days, gone are the times when everyone assumed everyone else was a christian. Today with multi-cultural diversity, there are all kinds of people from all kinds of places who believe all kinds of things.

    Religious freedom ensures everyone' right to believe whatever they believe. Chrisitans are not the majority in the world. Sometimes people have to remember that.
  8. by   Mattigan
    JMP- very well put.
    Also,
    I don't care if the can says or not says "IN GOD WE TRUST" or "IN CLIFFORD, THE BIG RED DOG WE TRUST". It's a soda pop. I don't think God even cares what it says on the can- in the scheme of things it's just not important, IMHO.
  9. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by NurseDianne
    Has anyone heard about the new Pepsi cans? I just recieved an email from a friend in North Georgia. He said that Pepsi has come out w/ new cans for 9-11 w/ the Statue of Liberty on one side and The Pledge on the other.
    The catch is........ .............they left "In God we Trust" out of the pledge. This was suppose to keep from 'offending' anyone.
    WELL,,,,,,,,,,,, the lack of "IN GOD WE TRUST" offends me immensely!!!!!! OUR money says it, why can't the can we drink out of?
    Anyone have an opinon on this?
    As for me and my house? We will serve the LORD and NOT drink Pepsi products.
    Now, forgive me if this is overly simplistic, but I thought that "In God We Trust" is printed on American currency. The words, "Under God" are the words that have been part of the Pledge.

    Do I smell an urban legend brewing here?
  10. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well said Mattigan! I don't read the Pepsi can, I drink the pop. I don't really see why it matters. For my entire life I haven't been offended at the presence of the word "God," so I'm not really sure why the absence of the word is offensive

    Man, it's a pop.

    Heather
    Ditto that, Heather.

    Joy
  11. by   NurseDianne
    Well, I do respect all of ya'll opinions, that's why I ask. It's not so much that I think "everyone" is Christian. It's more of, they (being Pepsi Corp) took the liberty of rewriting the Pledge. We aren't allowed to rewrite songs, books, poems, etc. to our liking. So why that?
    To each his own I suppose, it's just as easy for me to find another soda to drink.
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by NurseDianne
    We aren't allowed to rewrite songs, books, poems, etc. to our liking.
    Actually, I think we are. I just think we can't try to republish or copyright it as our own.

    You got guts girl...... I couldn't live without my Pepsi

    Heather
  13. by   NurseDianne
    :chuckle Heather......trying to quit the soda habit anyway........:roll
    just wish someone would offend me about my SMOKES!!!!!!!!
  14. by   caroladybelle
    NurseDianne,

    I am Jewish. The orthodox write G-d to avoid spelling out the name on a surface/object/disposable item, as a matter of respect. It would be disrespectful to throw an item with "His" name in the trash or handle it improperly. A number of religions feel that way.

    As matter of respect, in my household, religious books sit on the top of shelves w/ nothing on top of them and where they can be easily read - including the Bible (yes, I am jewish and I have read the Bible - own a few copies) . I was taught this early by old fashioned relative - right up there w/ must keep elbows, head, knees covered at services, no white after Labor Day, and your belt/purse/shoes must always match. Old habits die hard.

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