And while its founder preferred eternal questions to worldly politics, the son who has succeeded him, John Templeton Jr.—Jack—is a conservative Evangelical who spends his personal time and money opposing gay marriage and defending the Iraq War.
To win the Templeton Prize, one must be selective and focus on those aspects of “spirituality” that don’t involve bigotry, hatred, ignorance, or superstition.
He believed in God's performance in various religions and seeked proofs of divine agency in every branch of science
1987 - The Templeton Foundation
Provided scholars to investigate whether prayer and health were connected along with many other studies.
Created The Templeton prize, a $1m awarded for individual achievement in “life's spiritual dimension”.
Basically did whatever he could to help in the acceleration of scientific research.
His Life as an Economist/Guru What his belief in economic/financial policy was John Templeton’s Economic/Financial philosophy was to buy cheap and global.
He took the strategy of "buy low, sell high" to an extreme, picking nations, industries, hitting rock-bottom.
Considered small company's as well.
Developed this theory at the start of World War 2 by making a daring move.
He borrowed money to buy 100 shares in 104 companies, selling at one dollar per share or less.
34 in bankruptcy
His global perspective initiated as early as the 1960s, when he realized the Japanese market was extremely cheap and started investing there.
by 1970 60% of his portfolio consisted of Japanese equities.
Australia, New Zealand, and some Asian countries His Life as an Economist/Guru Why his policies are important to economic/financial theory
Don't need massive amounts of assets to invest in the economy/stocks.
Increasing the amount of people that invest.
He demonstrated its not always a necessity to aim for the big company's.
But there are huge profits in the smallest.
He convinced people that there are bargains outside of the United States.
But Oxford seems bent on using the money to prove certain things about religion and to validate the value of religion, which seem to be the very same goals of the Templeton Foundation.
Since his father's death, concerns have swirled among the foundation's grantees and critics alike that Jack Templeton will steer the foundation even further rightward and, perhaps, even further from respectable science."
According to Carroll, “the entire purpose of the Templeton Foundation is to blur the line between straightforward science and explicitly religious activity, making it seem like the two enterprises are part of one big undertaking.”
The money given to Oxford should make the line between science and religion even blurrier.
We must seek our answers in a realm that includes the non-secular,
The TF’s anti-secularism is also evident from the fact that Taylor was nominated for the Templeton prize by the Rev.
Dawkins and other renowned atheists, philosopher Daniel Dennett and physicist Steven Weinberg, have either spoken at or attended conferences supported at least in part by the Templeton Foundation.
“Each side listened politely to the other’s presentations without really commenting on them.”
Even so, some atheists are invited to Templeton-funded events.
But, for all we know, religion may eventually be the death of us all.
(1912-2008) was, by all accounts, a decent man who chose to give a lot of money to people who promote or support his belief in “spirituality.” Many secular universities and scientific organizations have accepted Templeton money.
Biola president Barry Corey envisions the Center for Christian Thought as “a leading source of scholarship on some of the most important issues facing the Church.”
I have a suggestion for these great thinkers, and that is to issue a warning about all of the heresy that is represented by John Templeton and his foundation.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming is proud to be a part of this amazing and inspiring opportunity for our youth. The American Dream Essay Contest has become a revered state tradition and we would like to say to everyone who has made it possible, especially the wonderful sponsors who continually support the effort: the John Templeton Foundation, the Zimmerman Family Foundation and Larry and Margo Bean.
In 1987, Sir John Templeton, a world-renowned investment manager, first established the Laws of Life Essay Contest in Franklin County, Tennessee. His vision was to encourage young people to reflect upon and write about one of the laws of life that make an impact on their decisions, goals and attitude. Similar contests now take place in communities and schools throughout the United States and abroad because of his inspiration.
Our program joins diverse studies focused on character development spanning adolescence and adulthood. Sir John emphasized the qualities of character, and The John Templeton Foundation offers forgiveness, future-mindedness, generosity, honesty, purpose, and reliability, as examples of positive characteristics. The Life Paths Research Program delves into understanding the crucial relationship between culture and behavior expressed in beliefs, values, and community views.