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Old 09-14-2011, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Beasley thanked her staff, assigned groups of volunteers to each turtle and then led a prayer for their safe return to the sea.
"Mother ocean, today we return to you these sick and injured sea turtles that have been in our care," she said. "We ask your sea creatures to greet them and to watch over them."

Rehabbed sea turtles go home | StarNewsOnline.com

Pray for Ms.Beasley that she learns its Father God and not mother ocean.
Bill
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Old 09-14-2011, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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Beasley thanked her staff, assigned groups of volunteers to each turtle and then led a prayer for their safe return to the sea.
"Mother ocean, today we return to you these sick and injured sea turtles that have been in our care," she said. "We ask your sea creatures to greet them and to watch over them."

Rehabbed sea turtles go home | StarNewsOnline.com

Pray for Ms.Beasley that she learns its Father God and not mother ocean.
Bill


Not everybody is Christian and the prayer that she offered was to mother earth who looks after all her creatures. Why is it that you think every prayer has to be a Christian prayer? You take an event that is very enlightening and very spiritual and want to denigrate it with your narrow minded belief that everything should be Christian. That is not right and you should be ashamed of yourself......
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:10 PM
 
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Well I think i'll be content to let ms. beasley pray to who or whatever she wants.....i've got more important things to worry about.
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Old 09-14-2011, 08:33 PM
 
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Beasley thanked her staff, assigned groups of volunteers to each turtle and then led a prayer for their safe return to the sea.
"Mother ocean, today we return to you these sick and injured sea turtles that have been in our care," she said. "We ask your sea creatures to greet them and to watch over them."

Rehabbed sea turtles go home | StarNewsOnline.com

Pray for Ms.Beasley that she learns its Father God and not mother ocean.
Bill
Nope, she got it right, all life on this planet came from the seas at some point.

One would hope that you learn to be tolerant of others instead of apparently scanning news articles so you can express your contempt for the views of others, but tolerance is not one of the characteristics of your god is it.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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Well the thread is now in the religion section and the op wants for us to pray she learns its 'father god' not 'mother ocean' so it sounds like at this point it 'is' about religion.To me from reading the article the woman fancies herself to be 'the turtlewhisper' who can tell when turtles are happy or excited about 'going home',while they were likely just as happy to hang around the turtle hospital,lounging around,safe, and being fed without any effort on their part........I still don't care who or what she prays too or if she prays at all.

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Old 09-14-2011, 11:58 PM
 
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I think it's a rather nice prayer and a nice article. I much prefer prayers like this to the ones I grew up on. As an aside, my husband and I spent some time on Jekyll Island, GA, and there is a sea turtle hospital here also. I loved seeing all these folks do to rehabilitate and care for turtles.

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Old 09-15-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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I'm beginning to understand why your posts were deleted, as you have yet to address the topic...I have no idea what you problem is with the OP but I think if a prayer has to be said at all, what Mrs. Beasley said was appropriate for sea turtles.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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I much prefer Mrs Beasley's prayer to Mother Ocean. Father God would more likely have had the rescuers cook and eat the turtles.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Beasley thanked her staff, assigned groups of volunteers to each turtle and then led a prayer for their safe return to the sea.
"Mother ocean, today we return to you these sick and injured sea turtles that have been in our care," she said. "We ask your sea creatures to greet them and to watch over them."

Rehabbed sea turtles go home | StarNewsOnline.com

Pray for Ms.Beasley that she learns its Father God and not mother ocean.
Bill
Does God have male reproductive organs? How can you be so sure of his/her/it's maleness? Have you peeked under the heavenly robes? Perhaps you saw God in the shower?
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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It's always nice to see the dominance of the male mindset over the female gender in religion alive and at work. I think the men who most strictly follow this are men who feel squelched at home by their wives, emasculated, with their nuts in a jar on a mantelpiece. In public, they put on the show of a dominant male who has control of his life and his wife. In private, he feels emasculated and unmanly because his wife is the one who rules the roost. It's kind of the same thing with the extreme anti-gay community having closeted gay orgies.

So, when I see posts like the OP's, I can't help but think of a guy who is a mental eunuch, probably bossed around the house by his wife and feels he must put on a show of dominance to keep his manhood... Which oddly enough is probably still sitting in the jar on the mantelpiece.
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