Monday, August 11, 2008

Proof that Progressive Suthun'uhs (Southerners) do Exist

I stumbled across this obit on John Templeton, businessman and philanthropist originally from Tennesseea few weeks ago. Cool to find someone who links Mother Teresa to Charles Taylor.

In a career that spanned seven decades, Templeton dazzled Wall Street, organized some of the most successful mutual funds of his time, led investors into foreign markets, established charities that now give away $70 million a year, wrote books on finance and spirituality, and promoted a search for answers to what he called the "Big Questions" in the realms of science, faith, God and the purpose of humanity.

Along the way, he became one of the richest men in the world, gave up American citizenship, moved to the Bahamas, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and bestowed much of his fortune on spiritual thinkers and innovators: Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, the physicist Freeman Dyson, the philosopher Charles Taylor and an array of prominent Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus.
I think I'll plan a trip to the Bahamas.... why wait?

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