by Max Brantley
Thanks to Pat Lynch for picking up notice on a Microsoft blog in Seattle that Bill Gates will be among those featured in the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers' winter solstice display at the Capitol, just permitted by a federal judge.
The society’s president, Tod Billings, told seattlepi.com that he and the other members chose Gates because of a 1997 Time magazine piece about the Microsoft co-founder.
“Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient,” Gates told Time back then. “There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.”