Ben Blatt and Nicholas Duchesne of Slate put together an animation showing the various characteristics of the world’s richest people — their ages, genders, sources of wealth, etc.
So you know I had to click on the “Religion” tab:
Only two Agnostics? Really?
But what about Bill Gates? Wasn’t he even used by atheists in a billboard campaign?
The Slate animation puts Gates in the Christian category:
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.
Certainly doesn’t strike me as Christian.
And what about Mark Zuckerberg? He’s listed as Jewish:
There are no citations given for how the authors concluded the billionaires’ religious beliefs, which doesn’t help, but it seems clear to me that the number of openly non-religious billionaires on this list is seriously underestimated.
Slate should make the corrections immediately.