In a new Rolling Stone interview, Bill gates answered some great questions from journalist Jeff Goodell. They covered a ton of subjects, from technology, saving the world, and the future. One of the questions, though, went in a direction that Gates doesn't usually go: religion. So when Goodell asked Gates if he believed in God, he gave a very human response:
I agree with people like Richard Dawkins that mankind felt the need for creation myths. Before we really began to understand disease and the weather and things like that, we sought false explanations for them. Now science has filled in some of the realm – not all – that religion used to fill. But the mystery and the beauty of the world is overwhelmingly amazing, and there's no scientific explanation of how it came about. To say that it was generated by random numbers, that does seem, you know, sort of an uncharitable view [laughs]. I think it makes sense to believe in God, but exactly what decision in your life you make differently because of it, I don't know.
Check out the rest of the interview at Rolling Stone.