John Rapley, Globe and Mail. 

Over lattes and cold brews in a downtown café, I listened to an interesting conversation.

Two old friends. At first glance, they couldn’t seem more different. One the child of immigrants, devoutly religious, the other a native-born Canadian who called himself an atheist. However, both had enjoyed similarly successful careers in retail management. Yet, when the first attributed his prosperity to God’s blessings, the second scoffed gently. “I bless myself,” he said, laughing. “I bought my first house 20 years ago, and now I have four. Best investment you could ever make.”

I told him, “You’re more alike than you think. Buying real estate is as much an act of faith as his tithing in church.” Then the conversation picked up.  Read the full story here.