Skip to comments.Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?
Posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
Sometimes referred to as The Mouth of the South, the CNN founder lashed out against religious believers in the past. He once dubbed Christianity a religion for losers and wondered aloud whether the Ash Wednesday observers around him at work were Jesus freaks. His marriage to Jane Fonda was rumored to become strained when she started finding religion.
And while his stance has certainly mellowed with the years - he apologized for his past comments and joined with churches in 2008 to fight malaria - his suggestion that God may have had a hand in the oil disaster that killed 11 and is threatening the Gulf Coast may take some by surprise.
Could be, Gods work, he told CNNs Poppy Harlow. Hes sending us a message.
Im not a real religious person, but Im somewhat religious. And Im just wondering if God is telling us he doesnt want us to drill offshore, he said. And right before that we had that coal mine disaster in West Virginia where we lost 29 miners, as well as repeated mining disasters seems like theres one over there every week in China.
Maybe the Lords tired of having the mountains of West Virginia, the tops knocked off of them so they can get more coal. I think maybe we ought to just leave the coal in the ground and go with solar and wind power and geo-thermals where its applicable.
Calling the United States the biggest polluter and the biggest energy user in the world, Turner said the country needs to take the lead in ridding itself of coal and oil dependence.
(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...
So the agnostic is now channeling God & telling us what to do?
So when there is a car crash, is God telling us we shouldn’t drive, or a plane crash, we shouldn’t fly? That’s a stupid statement!
Ted Turner, Another useful idiot... Next.
God killed 11 men to make Ted Turner happy.
Don’t forget, this moron married Hanoi Jane
No, Ted, it’s called alcohol induced psychosis!
Ted seems to think that God has finally wised up and realized that Ted was right all along.
God is also telling everyone not to watch CNN.
Liberals mention GOD only when it suits their own agenda.
I read somewhere the young Ted Turner was a Christian until his beloved sister died. He never got over the “Why her God?” bitterness and that supposedly explains his hatred of religion and Christians.
Robot Chicken Ted Turner
Warning: mild language
Sounds like a left wing Pat Robertson.
Ash Wednesday Flashback: Turner Mocks Christian CNN Employees
Photo of Ken Shepherd.
By Ken Shepherd
Something from what I like to call the forgive but never forget file. From the MRC.org CyberAlert archives, March 7, 2001:
Ted Turner insulted attendees at Bernard Shaws retirement party, asking those on Ash Wednesday with a smudge on their foreheads if they were “a bunch of Jesus freaks,” FNCs Brit Hume reported Tuesday night.
Hume revealed during his “Grapevine” segment on Special Report with Brit Hume:
CNN founder Ted Turner, in town last week for a retirement party for anchor Bernard Shaw, left the staff stunned after meeting with them at the networks Washington bureau. It was Ash Wednesday and a number of those present still had a smudge on their forehead. What are you? asked Turner, a bunch of Jesus freaks? You ought to be working for Fox. Turner, it may be remembered, stirred controversy a decade ago when he said Christianity is, quote, for losers. He apologized for that, but as recently as last August criticized Christianity for being, quote, very intolerant.
Sounds like hes the intolerant one.
I thought Ted thought he IS GOD?
“Maybe the God I don’t believe exists is trying tell us something. “
Brilliant, Ted. Kinda hard to argue with that extraordinary logic.
“Still crazy after all these years...”
Not to mention pointless.
That is true for a very large number of militant anti-Christians. Sad.
No Ted, that’s probably the alcohol talking.
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