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Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?
CNN ^ | May 17th, 2010

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,” God’s work, he told CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “He’s sending us a message.”

“I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious. And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t 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 there’s one over there every week” – in China.

“Maybe the Lord’s 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 it’s 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 ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: anticatholic; doublestandard; gaia; godgap; greenieweenie; liberalbigot; milliondollarmarxist; oilspill; religiousleft; starkravingsocialist; tedturner; turner
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1 posted on 05/18/2010 7:56:03 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

So the agnostic is now channeling God & telling us what to do?
Oh, ok...


2 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:15 AM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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!


3 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:34 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ted Turner, Another useful idiot... Next.


4 posted on 05/18/2010 7:57:45 AM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mr. Mojo

God killed 11 men to make Ted Turner happy.


5 posted on 05/18/2010 7:59:16 AM PDT by Blogatron (The king is a fink. Go ahead, call me a racist.)
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To: Thunder90

Don’t forget, this moron married Hanoi Jane


6 posted on 05/18/2010 7:59:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for leaders that men do not think". A. Hitler)
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To: Mr. Mojo

No, Ted, it’s called alcohol induced psychosis!

Militant


7 posted on 05/18/2010 8:00:40 AM PDT by militant2 (I may not agree with everything you say, but......hell, I don't agree with anything you say!)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ted seems to think that God has finally wised up and realized that Ted was right all along.


8 posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Mr. Mojo

God is also telling everyone not to watch CNN.


9 posted on 05/18/2010 8:01:48 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: militant2

Liberals mention GOD only when it suits their own agenda.


10 posted on 05/18/2010 8:02:20 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Mr. Mojo

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.


11 posted on 05/18/2010 8:03:34 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Mr. Mojo

Robot Chicken Ted Turner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKnvTz7gsKs

Warning: mild language


12 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:03 AM PDT by nhoward14 (A mind is a terrible thing to waste. That is why Obama gave his away.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sounds like a left wing Pat Robertson.


13 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:22 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Mr. Mojo

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 Shaw’s retirement party, asking those on Ash Wednesday with a smudge on their foreheads if they were “a bunch of Jesus freaks,” FNC’s 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 network’s 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 he’s the intolerant one.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2008/02/06/ash-wednesday-flashback-ted-turner-mocks-christian-cnn-employees#ixzz0oIH3uMgx


14 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:42 AM PDT by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I thought Ted thought he IS GOD?


15 posted on 05/18/2010 8:05:47 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mr. Mojo

“Maybe the God I don’t believe exists is trying tell us something. “

Brilliant, Ted. Kinda hard to argue with that extraordinary logic.


16 posted on 05/18/2010 8:06:58 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

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“Still crazy after all these years...”


17 posted on 05/18/2010 8:07:51 AM PDT by Touch Not the Cat (Where is the light? Wonder if it's weeping somewhere...)
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To: AppyPappy
Kinda hard to argue with that extraordinary logic.

Not to mention pointless.

18 posted on 05/18/2010 8:08:13 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
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.

That is true for a very large number of militant anti-Christians. Sad.

19 posted on 05/18/2010 8:09:18 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Mr. Mojo

No Ted, that’s probably the alcohol talking.


20 posted on 05/18/2010 8:12:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mr. Mojo

No doubt that when Turner dies, God will tell him, Well, I never knew you, either”.


21 posted on 05/18/2010 8:15:24 AM PDT by miele man
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To: cripplecreek
Find out how much Ted has vested in teh Carbon Credits Exchange. He's a deadhead leftist who stands to profit billions when the world is forced to trade in carbon credits because of the false religion known as Man Made Global Warming and enviroidiocy.

The worse effect from scum like Turner is that the legitimate problems of poisoning our water supplies is lost in the faux screeching from scum like Ted Turner. When a witch like Jane Fonda can no longer stand this blowhard, you know it has reached demonic proportions.

22 posted on 05/18/2010 8:17:47 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

It’s called senility,


23 posted on 05/18/2010 8:20:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ted who?


24 posted on 05/18/2010 8:21:32 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: A_Former_Democrat

That’s probably the story he wants people to believe so he can have an excuse. Sounds to tv and pr to me.


25 posted on 05/18/2010 8:22:33 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?...And the Earthquake in Haiti was caused by Man go figure!


26 posted on 05/18/2010 8:23:53 AM PDT by the_daug
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To: Mr. Mojo
"And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore"

Couldn't we just drop Ted Turner into the breach?

My bet is the vibrations from his mouth would cause a massive cave-in and seal the rupture.


27 posted on 05/18/2010 8:24:12 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their ass at God while praying.)
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To: MHGinTN

I wonder if Turner is still leeching off the taxpayers in the form of farm subsidies.


28 posted on 05/18/2010 8:25:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Mr. Mojo

Ted Turner : “Christianity is a religion for losers” & to employees who observed Ash Wednesday, “Jesus freaks should go work for FOX”.

I think God spoke when Steve Case took down Time Warner forcing Teddy to sell buffalo burgers.


29 posted on 05/18/2010 8:25:33 AM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: vox_freedom

Just last month some dem said God was a democrat.

These lefties are totally without a shred of honor.


30 posted on 05/18/2010 8:35:11 AM PDT by Carley (WE CAN SEE NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Maybe it is time to abolish private property rights. Why don’t we just run a test on Ted’s? We could use the proceeds from the liquidation to pay for some of the green grid. A nice 1200 sq/ft condo in some urban center should be plenty for him to finish out his time.


31 posted on 05/18/2010 8:35:30 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Mr. Mojo

He did speak. Genesis 12:3. Those who curse Israel are the direct recipient of His curses. Obama’s hatred of Israel will destroy this country.


32 posted on 05/18/2010 8:37:04 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Mr. Mojo

Turner established his bona fides as a loud mouthed moron a long time ago-he’s just trying to outdo himself.


33 posted on 05/18/2010 9:23:24 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Turner hears voices...they don’t like him.


34 posted on 05/18/2010 10:03:07 AM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Mr. Mojo

I wonder what God is trying to tell us with AIDS? Ted?


35 posted on 05/18/2010 10:06:16 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: AppyPappy

Apparently the only network willing to listen is CNN and the only “reporter” available (Translation: not hiding) is Poppy Harlow.


36 posted on 05/18/2010 10:09:01 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Mr. Mojo
I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore

He's telling us that only arabs are qualified to deal with that kind of really smart technology. We're just Americans. We can't handle the really hard stuff.

And Mexicans. They can do it. Brazilians, and Russians too. God likes them and he gave them smart brains. But Americans should leave the really hard stuff to others.

37 posted on 05/18/2010 10:32:11 AM PDT by marron
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To: Mr. Mojo
I’m not a real religious person....

But I'll use religion any time it may help push my half ass agenda

38 posted on 05/18/2010 10:32:13 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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The Ixtoc 1 spill was the largest accidental oil spill in history. In 1979 the Pemex Ixtoc #1 well blew out in the Bay of Campeche and caught fire. Owned by the Mexican government, it flowed for 9 months before brought under control.. The well leaked 3,000,000 (3 million) BARRELS.

This leak is nowhere near the Ixtoc 1.

Oh yeah, it was in the Gulf.


39 posted on 05/18/2010 10:32:40 AM PDT by Tarpon (Obama-Speak ... the fusion of sophistry and Newspeak. It's not a gift, it's just lies.)
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Suddenly, Ted believes in God?

Or he thinks he's a God who is speaking to children in terms they will understand?

40 posted on 05/18/2010 10:34:15 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Mr. Mojo

Maybe Ted hears God telling us to dump the ‘rats in November.


41 posted on 05/18/2010 10:36:02 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Mr. Mojo

“I’m not a real religious person, but I’m somewhat religious.” - 2010

“Christianity is a religion for losers” -1990


42 posted on 05/18/2010 10:37:49 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: paul51
Ted Turner pushes the god of Gaia.


43 posted on 05/18/2010 10:39:54 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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To: Chi-townChief

Ted needs to pay attention. God’s followers have tuned out CNN.


44 posted on 05/18/2010 10:40:22 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Throw the bums out in 2010.)
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Ted be careful...I would hate to be u.


45 posted on 05/18/2010 10:42:32 AM PDT by JFC
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“...And I’m just wondering if God is telling us he doesn’t want us to drill offshore,” he said...”

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It’s just the other way around — He blessed us with fantastic natural resources and we tell Him we don’t want them.


46 posted on 05/18/2010 10:48:30 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM -- America's road to destruction.)
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To: Mr. Mojo

I think God cursed Atlanta by sending a Ted Turner.


47 posted on 05/18/2010 10:49:15 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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If the Gulf parted to allow the oil to flow through, then yes.

Otherwise, not.

48 posted on 05/18/2010 10:50:45 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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I’m not religious, but I’m religious.

Sharp, Ted. Sharp.


49 posted on 05/18/2010 11:02:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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How many offshore oil rigs are there? Thousands?
If God wanted us not to drill offshore, you would think He would have said something before now.
50 posted on 05/18/2010 11:12:17 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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