Studey wrote:Apparantly they decided in 1993 that they wanted "God's critters" as opposed to not mentioning God. If you don't like that, and they make another, don't buy it. The owner of a company is free to put his beliefs and ideas out there all he or she wants...that could possibly affect business with some people, such as yourself Oofa, but there's no need to take offense at someone else's beliefs. I'm a Christian, not a Muslim, but if the owner of a knife company was a follower of Islam and wanted to put on a shirt, "All of Allah's creatures have knives," I wouldn't be offended and think that "Allah" needs removed from the shirt. If it's not what I believed, or I didn't like it, I wouldn't buy it.
I wouldn't make such assumptions. Please quote where I took offense at someone's religious beliefs. I'll eat those words. Having "God's Critters" on a t-shirt will not affect business with me. I didn't mean to even suggest that. I'm looking at it from a business point of view, not a personal point of view. Having a t-shirt that says, "All of Allah's Creatures Have Knives" would be IMHO, a bad business move also but it wouldn't keep me from buying the high quality knives. I have not stated any religious beliefs and I hope no one presumes anything about me because of my take on how to attract more customers to Spyderco. Although putting the word God on a t-shirt is not necessarily a religious belief, I think you assume that everyone that is into knives believes in God. Of course you can put whatever beliefs you have on your companies t-shirt. But why limit your customer base? It's ok to not agree with that.
Hey...... I came here for the Spyderco talk and info. No desire to offend or talk about controversial social topics. I'm sorry I expressed my opinion in the first place.