Now, I believe God exists–Mark Zuckerberg

Now, I believe God exists–Mark Zuckerberg

Saturday, December 31, 2016 9:58 am

Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg

The founder of Facebook has found religion, it seems, according to a cheery holiday message he posted on the social network he created.

On Christmas Day, Zuckerberg indicated in a Facebook status that he was “celebrating Christmas.”

“Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from Priscilla, Max, Beast and me,” he wrote, naming his wife, daughter and dog. Then a commenter asked him: Aren’t you an atheist?

Zuckerberg identified himself as an atheist for years, but on Facebook on Christmas he wrote back: “No. I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.”

He didn’t answer further questions about what he does believe in. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have publicly discussed their moral values frequently — including in a lengthy letter when their daughter was born a year ago, in which they pledged to donate 99 percent of their Facebook stock, which at about $45 billion at the time was one of the largest philanthropic commitments ever. And they’ve already met one of the world’s most important religious figures: Pope Francis, with whom they discussed bringing communication technology to the world’s poor.

Credit: Washington Post

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  • Gandolf says:

    Big difference between actually believing in God,or considering religion to be important

    Can? you provide us with “any evidence” where by Zuckerberg actually says that he now believes in the existence of God

    Zuckerberg is obviously right into money. Therefore its also no real great surprise that he may also consider religion to be important

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