God Seems to Unharden Ted Turner’s Heart
After checking to see how bad the Gulf Oil Spill had gotten, and seeing this image here that it would probably ruin a lot of good beaches, and feeling that this was a big judgment by God against America (and other countries), I then went to see what Muslims would have to say, to see if they said what I was feeling, but instead, I found an unexpected story about Ted Turner’s opinion, whom I thought was an atheist, or would always be one (and interesting that CNN has a “religious blog”):
Ted Turner: Is God speaking in Gulf Coast spill?
5/17/2010/11:43 AM ET
Ted Turner has never been one to keep his opinions to himself.
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.”
Turner sat down with Harlow recently to discuss the energy policy in the United States. The full interview is posted on CNN Money.
“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.
“It’s just as important, if not more important, than getting to the moon.” – Source