Question: Do religion and faith inform your worldview?
Tom Freston: Well I’m very aware of religion and faith and the impact that it has on the world, and the pull that it has for people – both positive and negative. I think you can make a great case that religion is everything from the . . . I wouldn’t say the opiate of the masses, but there’s a lot of religious activity today that you can make a great case has . . . has not overly been official for mankind. It’s basically people looking for some form of exceptionalisn – that my religion is better than your religion. And you know that’s not a good basis for us all getting along, I suppose, in a diverse world . . . a globalized world. But I believe that there’s some sort of force behind the . . . you know behind the universe. I don’t really wanna get into my particular religious beliefs at the moment. But yeah, I believe there’s a God there. He must get confused sometimes watching us.
Recorded On: 7/6/07