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Zuckerberg says he is no longer an atheist

Facebook co founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has steered away from his atheist beliefs and emphasised the importance of religion.

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Zuckerberg, whose Facebook profile once identified him as an atheist, revealed he is now inclined towards religion after he wished all his followers a “Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah” on December 25.

A commentor, however, questioned the Facebook CEO’s Christmas and Hanukkah wishes asking, “Aren’t you an atheist?” To this, Zuckerberg asserted that he went through a phase. “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 wrote.

On a trip to the Vatican last summer, the 32-year-old along with wife Priscilla Chan, met Pope Francis to discuss technology’s part in helping the world’s poor. He said he admired the Pope’s compassion.

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The Facebook CEO, whose wife is a Buddhist, has previously shown interest in Buddhism when he visited Wild Goose Pagoda in XI’an, and offered prayers for peace and health for the world and his family. In a post on Facebook , he said he wanted to learn more about the faith.

courtesy : express tribune

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