Meet A Few Rich Atheists!
“...the God in whose hand THY BREATH IS, and whose are all thy ways, HAST THOU NOT GLORIFIED” (Daniel 5:23).
Microsoft Cofounder and CEO, was interviewed November 1995 on PBS by David Frost. Below is the transcript with minor edits...
Frost: Do you believe in the Sermon on the Mount?
Gates: I don't. I'm not somebody who goes to church on a regular basis. The specific elements of Christianity are not something I'm a huge believer in. There's a lot of merit in the moral aspects of religion. I think it can have a very, very positive impact.
Frost: I sometimes say to people, do you believe there is a god, or do you know there is a god? And, you'd say you don't know?
Gates: In terms of doing things I take a fairly scientific approach to why things happen and how they happen. I don't know if there's a god or not, but I think religious principles are quite valid.
Gates was profiled by Walter Isaacson in a January 13, 1996 TIME MAGAZINE cover story. Here are some excerpts compiled by the Drudge Report:Isn't there something special, perhaps even divine, about the human soul?
Gates:I don't have any evidence on that.
“Gates face suddenly becomes expressionless,” writes Isaacson, "his squeaky voice turns toneless, and he folds his arms across his belly and vigorously rocks back and forth in a mannerism that has become so mimicked at MICROSOFT that a meeting there can resemble a round table of ecstatic rabbis."
Gates: Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
The multi-billionaire, financier and philanthropist was profiled on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes, broadcast December 20, 1998.
: Are you a religious man?
The multi-billionaire, financier, atheist and business man. The following is taken from--Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, by Roger Lowenstein (Doubleday, 1995), page 13...
"He did not subscribe to his family's religion. Even at a young age he was too mathematical, too logical, to make the leap of faith.”
“He adopted his father's ethical underpinnings, but not his belief in an unseen divinity.”
Publisher of more than a dozen adult magazines, including Hustler, his life is profiled in a 1997 film directed by Milos Forman titled, The People vs. Larry Flynt. In the epilogue of his autobiography, An Unseemly Man, Flynt says:
"I have left my religious conversion behind and settled into a comfortable state of atheism.”
Flynt recanted his earlier claim of having becomes a Christian and dismissed it as the result of a manic-depressive episode. In 1984, Larry Flynt sought out the services of Madalyn Murray O'Hair (a God-hating feminist wretch) and announced in his magazine,Hustler, that he was an atheist.
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have just heard from four of the richest men in the world.
We read again in Romans 1:21, “...when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”
“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your MISERIES THAT SHALL COME UPON YOU. Your riches are corrupted…” (James 5:1,2).
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