Famous Lost Words: Ted Turner


In a speech to the National Press Club, Ted Turner said,

“Heaven is going to be a mighty slender place. And most of the people I know in life aren’t going to be there. There are a few notable exceptions and I’ll miss them.[Laughter] Remember, heaven is going to be perfect. And I don’t really want to be there…Those of us that go to hell, which will be most of us in this room; most journalists are certainly going there. [Laughter] But, when we get to hell we’ll have a chance to make things better because hell is supposed to be a mess. And heaven is perfect. Who wants to go to a place that’s perfect? Boring. Boring.” [Laughter]

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  1. CS Lewis talks about this. People arent in heaven because they DONT WANT TO BE THERE. When confronted with the reality, they chose self determinism. They want ot be beholden to no one. In his book, he talkes about how painful it is to be in heaven for them.

    But think about this. They come face to face with beauty. They see HIM, who is the answer to all their wants and needs and dreams, but they can never be with Him again. And therefore there is great wailing and gnashing of teeth. Chewing their own tongues because they can never taste that again. Ouch.

  2. This really bugs me!! When people accept they are going to Hell and they laugh about it! I hate that! Those people are very hard to talk to cause they don’t care. Arrggg….

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