SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A new biography portrays Steve Jobs as a
skeptic all his life -- giving up religion because he was troubled
by starving children, calling executives who took over Apple "corrupt" and delaying cancer surgery in favor of cleansings and herbal medicine.
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson, to be published Monday, says Jobs gave up Christianity at age 13 when he saw starving children on the cover of Life magazine. He asked whether his Sunday school pastor knew what would happen to them.
Jobs never went back to church, though he did study Zen Buddhism
later in life.
Jobs' dabbling in LSD and other aspects of 1960s counterculture has been well documented. In the book, Jobs says LSD taught him that what was important was not making money but "putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness."
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