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.
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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.
No doubt that when Turner dies, God will tell him, Well, I never knew you, either”.
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.
It’s called senility,
That’s probably the story he wants people to believe so he can have an excuse. Sounds to tv and pr to me.
Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?...And the Earthquake in Haiti was caused by Man go figure!
I wonder if Turner is still leeching off the taxpayers in the form of farm subsidies.
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.
Just last month some dem said God was a democrat.
These lefties are totally without a shred of honor.
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.
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.
Turner established his bona fides as a loud mouthed moron a long time ago-he’s just trying to outdo himself.
Turner hears voices...they don’t like him.
I wonder what God is trying to tell us with AIDS? Ted?
Apparently the only network willing to listen is CNN and the only “reporter” available (Translation: not hiding) is Poppy Harlow.
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.
But I'll use religion any time it may help push my half ass agenda
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.
Or he thinks he's a God who is speaking to children in terms they will understand?
Maybe Ted hears God telling us to dump the ‘rats in November.
“Im not a real religious person, but Im somewhat religious.” - 2010
“Christianity is a religion for losers” -1990
Ted needs to pay attention. God’s followers have tuned out CNN.
Ted be careful...I would hate to be u.
“...And Im just wondering if God is telling us he doesnt want us to drill offshore, he said...”
It’s just the other way around — He blessed us with fantastic natural resources and we tell Him we don’t want them.
I think God cursed Atlanta by sending a Ted Turner.
I’m not religious, but I’m religious.
Sharp, Ted. Sharp.