Thursday, October 28, 2010

Inefficient Religion

"Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient….There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning."

Bill Gates, Time, 13 January, 1997, 51.

And I thought he was brilliant.


  1. Pastor Booth: You have probably read of the vaccine increase and population reduction that BG would like to see. Here's the skinny:

    "In a recent TED conference presentation, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, who has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to new vaccine efforts, speaks on the issue of CO2 emissions and its effects on climate change.

    He presents a formula for tracking CO2 emissions as follows: CO2 = P x S x E x C.

    P = People
    S = Services per person
    E = Energy per service
    C = CO2 per energy unit

    Then he adds that in order to get CO2 to zero, "probably one of these numbers is going to have to get pretty close to zero."

    Following that, Bill Gates begins to describe how the first number -- P (for People) -- might be reduced. He says:

    "The world today has 6.8 billion people... that's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

  2. Keep in mind that wisdom and foolishness are not related to intelligence, but to the fear of the Lord. I have wondered about people like this for a long time and this is the best answer I can find.

    Grace and peace.