Bill Gates reveals his family attends Catholic church
Catholic World News - March 17, 2014
Bill Gates has revealed that his family regularly attends a Catholic church.
“The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important,” the founder of the Microsoft empire said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in.”
Gates said that his philanthropic work, through the Gates Foundation, is motivated by a desire to reduce inequality, which he characterized as “kind of a religious bellef. I mean, it’s at least a moral belief.” He indicated an ambivalence about his own religious beliefs, saying: “I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don’t know.”
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Posted by: Gregory108 -
Mar. 18, 2014 7:01 PM ET USA
Sad that a genius like him can't figure out what decisions in one's life should be influenced or made any different or affected by whether one believes in God or not. One would think that belief or unbelief should make all the difference in the world as to one's decisions in life!
Posted by: garedawg -
Mar. 18, 2014 1:08 PM ET USA
If I ever joined the priesthood, I'd be sure to request the church that receives his tithe!
Posted by: TheJournalist64 -
Mar. 17, 2014 7:45 PM ET USA
Their foundation is a major supporter of population control, which, as I recall, is directly contrary to Catholic teaching. That may be because of Melinda's heterodox Catholic education in Dallas, but I hope they are getting straightened out.