Robert W. Wilson gave New York City Catholic schools $2.7 million in 2008, and has now given another $5.6 million. But it’s not just his generosity that is so remarkable: Wilson is not Catholic. Indeed, he is an atheist. So why does he give? Because Catholic schools do a better job than “the union-controlled inner-city schools,” he says.
Bob Wilson is an atheist hero. He is also walking testimony to the notion that one need not be a bitter enemy of religion to be an atheist. And given the ascendancy of militant atheism in the West, that is clearly refreshing.
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