But I do know she is proud of her vaunted ability to pick stocks that are proven winners, and which continue to do well and increase in value along with producing frequent and various dividends, splits, etc.
One of the stocks that she has is that of a major soft drink company. It is a stock that she has had for years. She prides herself on this particular stock, on picking it years ago and it’s presumed continued high rating as an excellent stock and one that pays off well and regularly.
She is also a Christian who prides herself in living a good life in all aspects of the term. Thus, she does not smoke, since this would be harmful to her lungs and body, something that has been increasingly proven since the early reports on this of 50 years ago. Smoking would not be Godly.
She may have similar thoughts on drinking, and certainly does on anything beyond light social drinking. Heavy continual drinking, weekend blotto rounders and binge drinking of any sort would be out. It is not Godly.
She would presumably also condemn this for others, since this would be contrary to what a loving, caring God would want for us, according to her. God wants us to care for our bodies so that we can live like Jesus and worship him. God wants Christians and missionaries to succor, help, and benefit others in the community and world.
With this, she also will not drink any soft drink products, especially those of the company in which she has stock. That stuff and those soft drinks, she claims, are horrible, damaging to the body and containing poison or toxic substances that should not be taken into our bodies!
If you think of this from a Christian moral and ethical standpoint, doesn’t that create a horrible problem for Christians? Here this Christian acquaintance is making money and interest off of her investment in a company which she thinks is morally bankrupt and ethically wrong because it’s product. It is, according to her, poisoning humans and toxic to the human body.
Knowing her Christianity to want the best for everyone, is this not a contradiction of religion, belief, and faith to invest in and profit from a company making something that she considers intrinsically evil for humans?
Would she or any good Christian invest in a tobacco company, knowing the now-proven relationship of tobacco, smoking and cancer? Would Christians opposed to abortion invest in pharmaceutical companies making the Plan B or RU - 486 pills? Would or should good Catholics invest in a pharmaceutical company selling birth control pills?
Of course, you can carry all this to extremes. Should or would a good Quaker invest in warmongering companies making arms, war planes and ammunition? After all, most Quakers are opposed to war.
Soft drink companies seem benign. But if a Christian really, really, truly believes that their products are harmful, should that Christian invest in a company making such horrible Satanic products?