Obsene Charity Thanks to Non-Believers

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funded by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. This is the largest charity in history, and it's funded by non-believers. Warren Buffet is a "agnostic" who is moral enough that he lives in the same home he always has since adulthood. He's cognizant of his position in the world and rather than giving it to his children like Sam Walton did, he stated, "my children don't inherit my position in life." He has instead pledged the largess of his fortune to the Gates Foundation. Bill Gates has noted that he doesn't believe in the "...specific elements of Christianity." and "There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning." when asked if were religious. Today it was announced that the foundation has pledged 10 billion over the next ten years for vaccines. Quotes link

These are men reaching out to the worlds poor, leaving their children with less than they could for the sake of others. They don't have the teachings of Jesus mixed with hate to guide them. They don't have to believe that dinosaurs and humans walked together to find a way to leave this world better than they found it. They don't have to fear Hell to ask, "How can I help?" These are men that despite their lack of "beauty" could have lived the life of chasing the young women, drinking, and doing anything they want. Instead, they chose family and bettering their community as a thank you for their great fortunes.

We need to hold these shining examples of morality up to the those that ask how can you have morality without god. If they balk at them being an exception, ask them about Andrew Carnegie who said "Not only had I got rid of the theology and the supernatural, but I had found the truth of evolution." and also gave away the majority of his wealth. It's no accident that this happens this way. When you view the world as you just being a part of it as opposed to being the important and your wealth being a gift from god, you'll think of what you can do for others as opposed to saying thank you and hording the largess of it as a blessing.

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Comment by sukhdeep on January 30, 2010 at 8:18am
a great post.....gates foundation is one of the best examples of charity without any belief involved in any religious system
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on January 30, 2010 at 1:04pm
GREAT post. Thanks for the links!
Comment by a7 on January 30, 2010 at 2:33pm
yeah , nice post.

When I become a multi billionaire i will start a foundation, if I remember.

keep safe
Comment by Kirk Holden on January 31, 2010 at 2:49pm
He needs to get much more credit for his naturalistic world view. I completely forgive Gates for the BSOD and alt+cntrl+delete. I will blame Balmer for that from now on.
Comment by Reggie on February 28, 2010 at 9:28am
Nice post, Gaytor. And LOL @ Kirk!
Comment by Mario Rodgers on February 28, 2010 at 11:59am
Wow. Awesome post.

I don't blame Gates. I just blame Microsoft.
Comment by Carolanne on March 1, 2010 at 1:06pm
Buffet and Gates are my heroes. Their outlook on charity and their duty to help others is the same as mine, and the fact that they are not all that religious just makes me like them more. I wish that more people took note of their giving natures.
Comment by Sydni Moser on March 3, 2010 at 3:49pm
Loved the quotes... Non-believers are without a doubt philanthropic. Thanks for posting.

You might want to check out Bill's latest Foundation endeavor:
At TED2010, Bill Gates unveils his vision for the world's energy future, describing the need for "miracles" to avoid planetary catastrophe and explaining why he's backing a dramatically different type of nuclear reactor. The necessary goal? Zero carbon emissions globally by 2050.

Watch his TED Talk:


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