Bill Gates: The Rolling Stone Interview
13. marts 2014
Rolling Stone er et amerikansk magasin, der skriver om musik og populærkultur.
I det kan man læse et interview med Bill Gates, grundlæggeren af Microsoft, og en de rigeste mænd i verden, fortælle om sin relation til den lokale katolske kirke. Gates fortæller om, hvordan han og hans kone Melinda opdrager deres børn i den katolske tro, og om hvordan tro og religiøs moral inspirere deres velgørenhedsarbejde.
"You're a technologist, but a lot of your work now with the foundation has a moral dimension. Has your thinking about the value of religion changed over the years?
The moral systems of religion, I think, are superimportant. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's kind of a religious belief. I mean, it's at least a moral belief.
Do you believe in God?
I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there's no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view [laughs]. 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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