Read “Scientific Giant” below before reading this blog.

Sir John Templeton was born in the USA but renounced his US citizenship and became a dual citizen of Great Britian and the Bahamas.  He was one of the original mutual fund creators and became a billionaire.  In his later life he became an outstanding philanthropist.  The following are some of his quotes:

“We are trying to persuade people that no human has yet grasped 1% of what can be known about spiritual realities.  So we are encouraging people to start using the same methods of science that have been productive in other areas, in order to discover spiritual realities.”

“I focus on spiritual wealth now, and I’m busier, more enthusiastic, and more joyful than I have ever been.”

“The question is not is there a God, but is there anything else except God?  God is everyone and each of us is a little bit.”

“The correct description is that we try every day to become more humble when we talk about divinity, we try to realize how little we know and how open minded we should be.  It’s self centered to think that human beings, as limited as we are, can describe divinity.”

“Let’s worship Divinity, but understand the divinity we worship is beyond our comprehension.”

“A flower is a miracle, but it does not have the sight or speech to describe us.  And our own ability is no greater than that of the flower when we try to describe God.  His infinity covers not only one planet, but the entire solar system and 100 billion suns.  That doesn’t mean he is limited in his ability to be a part of you.”

“If you are not egotistical, you will welcome the opportunity to learn more.”

…”making people get over the concept that they’ve got the total proof.  To get them to feel, ‘Gee, I want to learn more.  I want to hear anybody who can tell me something in addition to ways I already know, about God or my spiritual principles.'”