Thursday, May 24, 2007

Atheist Puts $22.5 MILLION Into NYC Catholic Schools


Philanthropist Robert W. Wilson said he is giving $22.5 million to the Archdiocese of New York for needy inner-city students attending Roman Catholic schools. He said that although he’s an atheist, he has no problem donating money to a fund linked to Catholic schools.

Let’s face it, without the Roman Catholic Church, there would be no Western civilization,” Wilson said. “Shunning religious organizations would be abhorrent. Keep in mind, I’m helping to pay tuition, the money isn’t going directly to the schools.” Wilson’s donation is the largest the archdiocese has ever received. The money will be used to fund the Cardinal’s Scholarship Program, which was started in 2005 to give disadvantaged students attending the archdiocese’s inner-city schools partial or full tuition grants.

The money's nice.

But the guy's comment about "Western Civ" is astounding--it's true, of course--but how can the fellow remain atheist with that in his mind?

HT: CosmosLiturgy

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