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MADISON, Wis., Oct. 6, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Steve McConkey, President of ChristianInvestigator.com:
From all indications, Steve Jobs was a Buddhist. The college dropout started Apple Computer with friend Steve Wozniak in the late 1970s. By 1980, he was a millionaire.
Jobs was born in San Francisco. His favorite musicians were the Beatles and Bob Dylan. The San Francisco counterculture had an influence on Jobs. He experimented with psychedelic drugs.
The name Apple was inspired by the Beatles' Apple Corps. Like the Beatles, Jobs went to India to seek spiritual truth. He eventually converted to Buddhism. Buddhist monk Kobun Chino presided over his wedding.
Also, Forbes Magazine is publishing a comic book about Steve Jobs. The book focuses on Steve's travels to Japan. The book re-creates the relationship with his mentor, Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Buddhist priest.
The novel takes place in the mid-1980s and will be released digitally this fall. Steve Jobs' mission was to understand Buddhism better.
Steve McConkey of ChristianInvestigator.com states, "Steve Jobs was the Einstein of our time with advances in technology that shape everything we do. Because of his Buddhist beliefs, our concern is about this worldview."
Buddha was a prince in India and founded Buddhism. Buddhists do not believe in a Supreme Being. Seven percent of the world's population are Buddhists.
Buddhists believe suffering comes from desire. In order to remedy the situation, they believe a person should have right thoughts and do good things.
They follow the "Eightfold Path" and "The Four Noble Truths." Many Buddhists believe in reincarnation. When a person becomes enlightened, reincarnation ceases.
Christianity counters Buddhism. Christians believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. There is one God who reveals Himself eternally through the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Christians believe that all people have sinned and need salvation through Jesus Christ. Good works cannot save a person.
Christians believe that Jesus Christ died for man's sins so that those who believe in Christ will be saved. Once a Christian, a person will spend eternity with Jesus Christ.
4 WINDS provides ChristianInvestigator.com and TrackandFieldReport.com. Steve McConkey is the President. 4 WINDS started in 1988. Steve is a graduate of Western Kentucky University (Masters of Public Health) and Minnesota State University-Mankato.