18th October 2010

“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

13 Responses to “18th October 2010”

  1. Dan Says:

    My parents sent me to church regularly as a kid. I could never figure out what the point of it was though, except maybe to meet the expectations of a select group of people. As I got older, I realized that I didn’t care what *those* people thought, and I then had no reason whatsoever to go to church. And it’s been that way ever since.

  2. teddy............ Says:


    i had similar experiences and feelings as a kid…..but i gotta tell you,

    this is kind of a dumb quote.

  3. Dan Says:

    Sure, I’m not saying that it’s intellectually deep. There’s a lot of truly insightful writing out there to be read and this isn’t it. But there is something to be said for quotes, sayings and anecdotes that can easily be related to by people.

  4. Wat Duino Says:

    I think the question of efficiency has to be looked at from different perspectives.
    For the Bill Gates of the world, it probably is not a very efficient use of time. But from the perspective of religion itself consider the time spent by the priest, minister, rabbi, or whatever, relative to the returns to the particular religion. If the leader of the congregation can spend a couple of hours on Sunday and convince his followers to donate millions of dollars, thousands of man hours, plus the future bonus of brainwashing the children of the flock, I would say religion is very efficient indeed!

  5. tech Says:

    “Words have power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind,they can change our world.”Dan do you know whose quote this?

  6. tech Says:

    this is?

  7. Dan Says:

    If you don’t have anything to say that’s related to the quote, maybe you shouldn’t say any words at all.

  8. teddy............. Says:

    to wat duino………….

    nicely put !!

  9. Eric Says:

    I live in Oklahoma. Thank god (haha) for Sunday morning grocery shopping. You could almost lay in the middle of the main streets here on Sunday morning during church and not have to worry about getting run over. Its great I can check out with zero wait.

  10. romeo Says:

    Not to mention the obvious, but Bill G’s comment was clearly meant to be ironic, a leetle joke.

    But I like Dan’s & Wat Duino’s observations.

  11. Atheist MC Says:

    Confucius he say…”Gautama strange cookie. Never full ticket”

  12. GreatEighthSin Says:

    Lol. I agree Wat. The church rectory. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.

  13. tech Says:

    Scum and Villiany. Am I in church now? hmm