In a survey conducted by Britain’s Opinium Research, people were asked who their children should look up to. “A family member” topped the list.
Jesus came in third.
Richard Branson came in second:
More than one in 10 people (12 percent) chose the Virgin Group boss as the ideal role model for youngsters, and he was more popular with men than women.
Jesus lost out among younger people, with nearly double those over 55 years choosing him than those aged between 18-34.
Branson’s Virgin empire encompasses planes, trains, automobiles, space travel, mobile phones and personal finance.
The bearded hippie-made-good was knighted in 2000 for services to entrepreneurship.
Paul Sims advises Christians not to trade their crucifixes for Virgin products just yet:
… Branson himself must see Jesus as a role model. After all, he did name his company after his mum…
(via New Humanist)