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Christian Ice Cream Parlour?!?!?!?!?  
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

In my home town of Wellington, Florida, a new ice cream parlour just opened, however, it is a Christian ice cream parlour. Inside, it plays Christian music and has worship meetings and such.

I'm not against Christian businesses or anything, I love Chick-Fil-A and eat there everytime at the mall, but they don't pass out worship gatherings and have Christian music playing.

Christians and non-Christians alike, what is your opinion on this? I'm not exactly angered by it, more shocked. However, even though they have an air-hockey table in the back (I love air-hockey btw) they will never see a penny of my money. That will be my only protest.

Cheers!


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
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User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

Just another example of how America's vibrant "Christ, Inc." is turning the wisdom and piety of a great man's words into a cheesy brand name. 'Christian' radio, 'Christian' movies, 'Christian' videos, 'Christian' bumper stickers, 'Christian' clothing...... the rush to make money off the life of a man who had nothing.

Another biz here in PB I'll be ignoring, too, Fly!


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

"...and God decreed, 'Thou shalt open icecream stalls, overcharge and close down Ben & Jerry's' and Jehova said unto Elijah, 'Let us open a Jewish...'*thunder*...'erm, Christian icecream stall and spread the word of God! In icecream form!!' So they did, and then those than ate the icecream went to heaven, but not after contracting salmonela."

Sellout, chapter 7 verse 4.


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

I think it's a cool idea. It's great to have the choice to go to a Christian ice cream parlour.


Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

I think its an awesome idea and dont see whats wrong with an icecream shop that plays inspirational and uplifting music, as opposed to what mainstream is playing (getting drunk sleeping around and doing drugs etc). I would definately love to check this place out if I ever get to FLA! After all, whats wrong with Living It Out?
Tony


User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

It's great to have the choice to go to a Christian ice cream parlour.

Marco...

What if the guy who owns the local Dairy Queen is also a Christian...just doesn't feel the need to trumpet that fact on his napkins and paper cups?

I suppose I might have a better time understanding this concept where you live, where I assume Christianity is a minority faith. But here in the States, most of our population is Christian....yet in the last few years those of us who don't feel the word Christ needs to be stamped on everything from bracelets to public school textbooks are being labelled by Christ, Inc and its' ilk as "secular".....as if we're somehow not doing it good enough for them.

A segment of this country's Christians bathe themselves in snobbery and elitism. This is another example.




User currently offlineAdvancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

Hi there,
This is for sure not really Christian.
It's pure business. Many of these businesses
(Christian bookstores etc.) are owned,
run and managed by people who aren't
even religious.
I always remember Genesis (Phil Collins)
song...... Jesus he knows me..
whenever I see a Christian bookstore.
Kindest Regards,
Advanced


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39905 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Is there any Satanic steakhouses?  Acting devilish


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1640 times:

It is a private business and they can do whatever they want. If you don't like it, don't go there.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1636 times:

This gives me a great idea! I'll open a Jewish ice cream parlour that plays Israeli folk music and Jewish prayers, has all kosher ice cream featuring flavours such as matzah-ball crunch, torah tango, wailling wall walnut, moshe's marshmallow surprise, and rabbi's rainbow sorbet. I'll make a fortune!

Anyway, I think the whole idea is rather silly. Since when does ice cream have something to do with religion? To all you Christians, I think Jesus will still love you even if you don't go and buy a scoop "blueberry bible blast"  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 5 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

As long as the ice cream is good, let it be Big grin.

Seriously though, I am not totally against it in anyway, but is the Christ theme really necessary?

If they left out the religious part, I am sure they would make more business. I am not going to go out of my way to demolish the place, but if I lived in the area, they would not be getting my business.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

If they left out the religious part, I am sure they would make more business. I am not going to go out of my way to demolish the place, but if I lived in the area, they would not be getting my business.

On the other hand, the parlor's owners may have figured out that the Christian theme actually will help business, by distinguishing the place from similar but theme-less businesses. Such an unusual (for a business) theme might draw in some non-religious people out of sheer curiosity.



"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

It is a private business and they can do whatever they want. If you don't like it, don't go there.

Now if "Christians" would only take up that attitude towards:

-gay bars
-adult video stores
-stripclubs
-abortion clinics




User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

PROSA may have a point, perhaps the theme will draw in business. Only time will tell.

AC320, your idea on a Jewish parlour right next to it crossed my mind, but then again, the Jews being such wonderful business people that they are, probably wouldn't go for it because it would subtract from business. Now back to what PROSA said, I think any new ice cream shop with some type of theme and a few arcade games would do well, Christian or not. I will update on their progress every once awhile.

AirT85, why do Christian bands have to label themselves as "Christian"? Look at Creed, obviously a very successful band that is openly religous, but they don't go sing about religion and label themself as "Christian Rock". Now the reason why Christian bands aren't to popular is because a lot of listeners aren't really Christian, therefore they don't want to listen to it. I think there would be a lot more positive music in the mainstream if these bands said, hey were gonna sing positive things, but lets not label us off from different people and other religions. They should use their Christian morale and heritage to write songs that are just as uplifting, and if the song is good, even make it on the charts. POD is another example, positive mainstream music that isn't directed at any sort of people. Other positive bands are Barenaked Ladies and Sister Hazel (which like Creed, started off as "Christian"). Catch my drift? But then again these bands may just want to sing about God and Jesus and thats all they wanna do.



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineDe727ups From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 814 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

Okay....there is a good chance this store is backed by a church as a form of ministry....making money is secondary. A group of volunteer youth workers in my town are thinking of trying to open a coffee house with a Christian theme....it's not at all about money...it's about trying to reach kids in a different way....your not interested?....no harm, no foul....just walk away.

We would play the kind of Christian music we like, sponser speakers, and have bands come in....a cool place for those that are interested in that sort of thing to hang out. Too many people think that God is only found in a stuffy church....

There used to be a Mexican resturant in town that was sponsered by a church. They gave all the profits to charity, created jobs for people, and tried to help the homeless....it wasn't about making a lot of money.

I don't see how the "Christian" label, as some of you call it, could be successful as a marketing tool....there are too many who are turned off by the notion of religion...just look at the comments in this thread.



User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 1 hour ago) and read 1576 times:

AC320-

Great idea, and it will all be kosher too! We can't forget the menorah mint-chocolate chip, and Bubbe's Blueberry Blast! Big grin Big grin Big grin

blink  Smile



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

I don't see how the "Christian" label, as some of you call it, could be successful as a marketing tool....there are too many who are turned off by the notion of religion...just look at the comments in this thread.

De, I'm not turned off by Faith OR religion...and I'm certainly not turned off by the incredible messages of Christ. I just happen to agree with many on this thread.....the Christian Faith is being turned into, for lack of a better analogy, the Disney Company. Tee shirts, movies, music, bumper stickers, clothing....the really sad part is when I see some Christian youth minister or 'Christian rocker' say "All we want to do is reach out to the kids...to make Christ 'hip'.

De, you fly 727s for a living, and I'm jealous of ya. But my business IS marketing. Every day. And I'm here to tell you that when you strive to make something "hip", no matter what you do, eventually it ceases becoming hip. Hip, fad, "in"....they are fleeting. Christ's messages are eternal. For the life of me, I don't understand how so many Christians striving to get themselves noticed act like A) they are this vast minority in a sea of secular and agnostic murk and B) the message of Christ is so un-sellable that it needs to be marketed in this clever, repetitive and (like every other commercially marketed product) eventually very annoying ways.

But again, these people can do whatever they want....if a bracelet or a 'Left Behind' book makes them a more balanced person in their own minds fine. It's when they start in on laws and policies and politics ...and start affecting MY life....that I really bare my teeth.



User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

I would LOVE to walk in there with my AFI shirt with 3 pentograms on it! I bet people would fall over and start praying!!! HAHAHA! They can do whatever they want, I'd still not go there.

BTW- they need to open that Satan Steak house already! -good idea Superfly!



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

They could call it "Dante's Inferno" Big grin

User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

First thing that popped into my head reading this thread was: "If I opened a thread saying I was angered that homosexuals dared to have a "gay bar" where gays were openly gay and did gay things, I would be crucified."

#1 - It's his business - he can come up with any theme he wants to. Last I checked Free Enterprise was alive and well in America.

#2 - If you don't want to praise God with your double scoop waffle cone with sprinkles, go to Baskin-Robbins. Last I checked, you didn't have to do business with someone if you didn't want to, with the possible exception of the cable monopolies.

#3 - Why let it bother you? Go get a hobby and let the Frozen Chosen enjoy their ice cream unbothered by you PC people.

If a Christian chooses to "label" himself in regards to his faith, he has every right to do so. You PC people are quick to remind the religious that gays can openly identify with their lifestyle and shouldn't be harassed, and yet you won't extend the same courtesy to others. For shame...

Of course, that is why I find so much humor with all you PC people. Keep it up... you are good for laughs.


User currently offlineApathoid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1544 times:

And before one of you PC people take the obvious and easy shot, I did not say the Christians are any better. Christians are the reason I don't go to church anymore, although I still have my faith in God. My point is only that you talk out of one side of your mouth slamming Christians for their intolerance, and out of the other side of your mouth you are horribly intolerant of Christian faith. Silly...Silly...Silly


User currently offlineTurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Chik-Fil-A is christian!?!?

In what way...?

TB


User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

You don't have to go there. You have a choice.

As a Christian I would rather go to a Christian parlour, but it's my preference. No one's forcing you to go. That's a democracy. Everyone has the right to express his or her own beliefs.

I'd love to visit such a shop, the music must be awesome! Smile



Proud to be an Assyrian!
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

TB, the owner of Chick-Fil-A was a conservative Christian who built his company on the basis of his Christian beliefs and good business and it has been incredibly successful. I find their food and service to be exceptional. You can visit their website where they mention some of their Christian ideals. Plus, have you ever noticed they're never opened on Sunday?

Apathoid, good example with the gay bar. However, this ice cream shop opened with little to no resistance because we non-Christians/Christians who don't like the idea, know all these Free Enterprise rules and will just not go there. However, if a gay bar tried to open up in the same space, I wonder what group would be protesting and writing letters to the city council, while my same group would say, "oh well, but I just won't go there." Just a little counter-argument.

Marco, as I read your post, I open up a little more to the idea, but not much. The reason is because Wellington is a heavily diversified village and I don't think we should be singling out any group. Like AC320 said, then there's a Jewish shop, then Superfly's Satanistic Dante's Inferno, and then who knows whats next. That's all I'm really getting at. I'm not against it because its Christian, I'd be against any store that singled people out.

OH! And while I was driving by it last nite, I noticed a new sign they put up, "Helping to make the community a better place." As if it took a "Christian Ice Cream Parlor" to make the community a better place as opposed to the two that were already there.

All this talk on Chick-Fil-A has made me hungry! I'm out!



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineMarco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4169 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

FlyVirgin744,

Thanks for trying to understand. As a Christian I do not believe in forcing my beliefs on others. However I would prefer to go to a Christian parlour rather than a non-Christian parlour, so it dos cater to people like myself.

Kind Regards!



Proud to be an Assyrian!
25 Tguman : I think that it is a great idea. Have Christian music in a place of business. It would be better that having to go listen to Britney Spears saying she
26 Tguman : Just to be clear on one thing. God does not hate homosexuals. God hates homosexuality. God loves all people, but hates their sin. I hope this clarifie
27 RogueTrader : I think trying to profit off of a claimed affiliation with Jesus is against everything Jesus taught. He warns against making money off of religion and
28 Heavymetal : Just to be clear on one thing. God does not hate homosexuals. God hates homosexuality. God loves all people, but hates their sin. I hope this clarifie
29 Post contains images Twaneedsnohelp : Oh man this thing wouldn't fly in Saudi Arabia. Could get the owners killed.
30 Post contains images 777236ER : TNNH, wtf is that if it's not flamebait?!
31 Post contains images Superfly : I guess some Christians need to lick there cones in an enviornment free of secular humanist.
32 Post contains images Superfly : What's next? A Jewish Honey Baked Ham store or a Mormon Coffee Shop? Ware can I get a bag of those new Arafat snacks?
33 Capt.Picard : Is the ice-cream any good? That's all I'm interested in. Some one enlighten us!
34 Post contains images Marco : This thread isn't about homosexuals. Anyway I think the Christian Ice Cream shop is a great idea. It's not just about making money, one can't just ass
35 Post contains images Tbar220 : What's next? A Jewish Honey Baked Ham store or a Mormon Coffee Shop? ROFL
36 777236ER : Marco, ok fine. Whatever. I suppose the same could be said about parts of America. Open a Muslim icecream shop and see how long it stays open.
37 Marco : I suppose the same could be said about parts of America. Open a Muslim icecream shop and see how long it stays open At least such a shop COULD be open
38 777236ER : Yes Marco, a Muslim icecream shop wouldn't be persecuted in a small Texas town, would they?
39 Heavymetal : "Believing... that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, th
40 Marco : Who would it cater for in a small Texas town? If there is a sizeable Muslim population a Muslim ice cream shop would work, and it would be legal. Your
41 777236ER : Marco, I don't want to get into this. This is another topic. TNNH's comment started this, and you backed him up. You're not telling me that a nice pro
42 Marco : Marco, I don't want to get into this. This is another topic. When you call someone's post a flamebait, at least be ready to back that claim up. TNNH's
43 777236ER : Right, this is my last post on this. For the record, I didn't want to get into this. This was quite a light hearted thread, until TNNH said "Oh man th
44 Marco : Right, this is my last post on this. For the record, I didn't want to get into this. Neither do I, I don't want to change the topic either. This was q
45 777236ER : I agree it was light hearted until that comment, but to call it flamebait is incorrect because you can't deny that Christians (or Hindus/Buddhists/etc
46 Marco : Calling it flamebait doesn't mean I think it's not true. It means it's inappropiate in this thread and will cause (as it has) arguements. The act of u
47 777236ER : Your implication was that Christians are generally from a KKK background and are intolerant of others. That was the picture of a typical Christian tow
48 Marco : No, I said there are Christian, ex-KKK people in the south. Do you want me to say it once more? Maybe a bit slower for you? No you don't need to say o
49 Marco : In fact it's almost like calling all Muslims terrorists, like you did in the other post. You really have to stop generalizing and start being more fac
50 777236ER : Marco, I said that there ARE Christian ex-KKK people in the south that would resent a muslim ice cream parlour! AND THERE ARE! You can't deny that! I
51 Marco : I'm not denying that there are Christians who would resent a muslim ice cream shop. The fact that when you thought of a typical Christian community, y
52 Post contains images Marco : anyway it's getting late, I'll keep you in my prayers 777236ER.
53 777236ER : Marco, I didn't think of a typical Christian community, I thought of a typical Christian southern US town that was very KKK when it was prevalent.
54 Twaneedsnohelp : 777236, your ridiculous. I said it wouldn't fly in KSA because, it wouldn't. It's not everyday someone decides to open a Christian ice cream shop, and
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