After declaring he was an atheist at the age of 13, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed on Christmas Day that he is now a believer but hasn’t specified his new found faith.
His revelation came in a response to a question from one of his fans on the social network after he posted his Christmas message.
“Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from Priscilla, Max, Beast and me! Seeing the moments of joy and family shared on Facebook today is one of my favorite things about our community. I hope you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones, and that you have a chance to reflect on all the meaningful things in your life,” wrote Zuckerberg. “May the light of your friendships continue to brighten your life and our entire world.”
The greeting attracted nearly 400,000 reactions and some 27,000 comments including one from Zuckerberg fan José Antonio who asked: “But Aren’t You Atheist?”
The Facebook CEO replied: “No. I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important.”