Monday, December 24, 2012

Moneychangers Win The Templeton

So who should win this year's Templeton?
The John M.Templeton Biblical Values Award is named after John M. Templeton who answered God’s call to intertwine his work as a money manager and his Christian faith. By using his investing talents to helping [sic] ordinary people and practicing biblical values in the market place, John M. Templeton serves as a model to all business executives of faith.
The John M. Templeton Biblical Values Award is given annually to the nationally recognized business executive who most fully integrates Biblical values and work.
Mitt Romney, Dan Cathy, Sheldon Adelson....  This year's competition seems especially tough.

You can vote in comments, or at the link above.


Dinesh D'Souza said...

Me! Me! Pick me!

Rick Massimo said...

I love that it's restricted to "nationally recognized" executives.

So some guy who owns a couple of stores and gives tremendous amounts of money to a homeless shelter or a women's shelter, or runs a soup kitchen out of the back of his store, need not apply.

Because it's extremely important to attract as much attention to yourself as possible. That's what Jesus said, right?

DocAmazing said...

Can't see why anyone would be surprised. Isn't the Templeton Foundation where Crunchy Rod Dreher had his soft landing?

Montag said...

Umm, Adelson is out of the running--he's not Christian (well, unless you're one of those evangelicals who believes the Jews will eventually convert, if only under the duress of Armageddon).

Cathy is certainly a contender (having fed the masses for the sake of preserving Biblical bigotry), but, Mitt, poor Mitt, disdained the ordinary people as moochers and had the unfortunate luck to get caught at it. Well, that and that Angel Moroni business.

Anonymous said...

That would be "Sir John" Templeton who renounced his American citizenship in 1964 to avoid paying U. S. taxes. His Christian piety had a frugal aspect when it came to rendering unto Caesar.


Roger said...


Even though Templeton was a Christian, the brief description of the prize allows for the possibility of a Jewish recipient, I think. It's not like these guys can't be bought.

Anonymous said...

Bibles and boardrooms. And in the Attorney General's office. Yeah, that'll work.

On every Sunday until extremely late in his life, John D. Rockefeller, a committed Baptist, spent his entire day (from morning to night) with his family in church or in church related programs.

And Monday through Saturday used his talents to screw the businesses and lives of others to the max.

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