My “2 cents worth” on Chick-Fil-A

The nearest Chick-Fil-A to me is about 30 minutes away and I’ve never eaten there.  After having worked at McDonald’s for 2 years back in the day, I have this extreme aversion to ALL fast food restaurants!  —Although I DO fully agree with and support a person’s first amendment right to believe and say whatever the hell they want… especially since Chick-Fil-A is a private business and NOT a publicly traded corporation (not a collectivist entity that you can buy stock in).

It is my great hope, that maybe…just maybe, this whole thing will teach people the value of “voting with your money”…my family and I have been living that way for years.  

Supporting local businesses, buying directly from people through newspaper ads and flea markets and farmer’s markets, not shopping at Wal-Mart, choosing locally owned and operated restaurants over corporate restaurant chains like McDonald’s etc….

Money IS Power and to whomever you give it, you are giving them ..more power!

Do you want to give more power to corporations like Wal-Mart or Starbucks??  Or do you want to help empower the local economy and local small businesses, giving your money to the people who live right where you do?? ….I think the choice is obvious 😛

Buuuut as for chicken?? I’ve got chicken in my own backyard that is healthier, raised more humanely, cheaper and tastes much better! 😀

Sooo, when you get right down to it…

I opt out of the system completely and encourage everyone else to do the same! 😎

4 thoughts on “My “2 cents worth” on Chick-Fil-A

  1. Way off topic, but what are your thoughts on gluttony? If a person isnt ‘skinny’ does that automatically make them a glutton?

    I had someone accuse me of gluttony the other day – (she didnt realize im almost 8 mths pregnant until someone told her = my long, loose jumper concealed the pregnancy?) No, I’m not skinny, but I dont consider myself an out of control glutton. Biblically speaking, do women need to conform to a certain worldly weight standard to not be considered a glutton? What about pregnancy and nursing? Do we all need to weigh 120 lbs to be a good ‘witness’ for Christ? Thoughts?

  2. WOW! I bet that person felt stupid….

    Honestly, it’s really none of her business whether or not you are a glutton. Gluttony is a personal sin, between you and your body and God…Jeeesssh! The nerve of some people 🙄 …

    My personal opinion is that God has given us a conscience and The Holy Spirit to convict us as well, so WE KNOW when we are being gluttons.. I know how yucky it feels when I have eaten too much, when I sit back and say to myself “Man, I really should not have had the second piece of cake..pie.. chocolate…alcoholic beverage…etc.etc.” whatever your vice may be….

    For a lot of people food becomes a drug, they overeat until they numb the pain they feel inside, I know cause I have done it…and I still sometimes do, that is not necessarily gluttony but self-medication for the root cause of gluttony is greed not emotional or mental trauma that one tries to eat into oblivion.

    A person can easily be a glutton and not be overweight, those with fast metabolisms just hide it better…and one can be a glutton for money or possessions for the root cause of gluttony is greed…I think what it all comes down to is the ability to have control over yourself, that no matter how you “feel” your mind (logic, reason, common sense..) controls you and not your “feelings”. Fasting would be the most logical way to bring “the flesh” into submission…but NOT when you are pregnant or breastfeeding, of course!

    If you’re concerned about being a good “witness” for Christ my suggestion would be to simply eat until you are full and not any more, and when you are hungry again eat some more, until you are full and not eat anymore…especially when you are 8 months pregnant! Your food choices are also a “witness”…that doesn’t mean that you can’t sometimes have junk but for the most part choose healthy wholesome REAL food (check out my Diet For Pregnancy…https://musingsofamountainmama.wordpress.com/2012/03/21/my-diet-for-pregnancy-and-breastfeeding/ ) …and if someone accuses you of being a glutton again, tell them to go ‘eff themselves because it’s really none of their business…or if that’s too brazen tell them to go read Matthew Chapter 7, especially verses 1-5 …that should do the trick! 😀

    • Wherever I can get it cheapest 🙂 But we rarely go anywhere, we leave the house at the very MOST like twice a week… we use about $50-$60 in gasoline a month. I’m not saying that it is possible to completely stop buying from corporations, but I do what I can …I personally hate Wal-Mart so it’s very easy to refrain from shopping there, and I hate fast food so it makes not eating at places like McDonald’s really easy too…I don’t like soda, so none of my money goes to big dumb soda corporations like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, and just like how the liberals don’t agree with the opinion of the CEO of Chick-Fil-A I don’t agree with the socialist politics of Starbucks..so I don’t give them my money either. And I am better off for it! It’s not like fast food and soda is good for me, and money that Wal-Mart would have absorbed and retained and sat on, growing their fat corporate ass even wider, got spent on local businesses (I regularly shop at a local organic coffee shop/roasters, the bakery, the general store, several clothing boutiques, farm supply store, the farmer’s market, several different consignment shops etc.) that are in my area and these local businesses expand and hire people and improve the entire community for everyone 😎

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