Sunday, May 27, 2007

Atheist donates $27 million to New York Archdiocese

Hey, that'll help. Excerpt:

While he is not religious, Mr Wilson indicated a deep respect for the Catholic faith. "Let's face it," he told a reporter, "without the Roman Catholic Church there would be no Western civilization."

Mr Wilson, who is retired and in his 80s, according to the archdiocese, is one of the nation's major philanthropists, ABC 7 says.

According to Business Week, he has also contributed millions to environmental and wildlife conservation causes, the New York Public Library and the city's arts institutions.

He reportedly made his money on Wall Street by turning a $15,000 investment into $225 million.

Say a prayer for the good man. God wants our love and devotion, not just our money, but $27 million is a good start.

Puts me in mind of what Christ said, "The queen of the south shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and behold a greater than Solomon here." So don't forget to pony up when they pass the plate, Jack.

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