Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk recently told “The Babylon Bee” that he respects and agrees with “the principles that Jesus advocated,” such as forgiveness and “treating people as you wish to be treated.” The interview ended with Musk being asked if he would be saved.
“Things like turn the other cheek are very important, as opposed to an eye for an eye,” he said in a podcast. “An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.
The famous billionaire who founded SpaceX and Tesla sat down with the organization’s CEO Seth Dillon, Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle for an in-depth interview. The four discussed wokeness, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, taxing the rich and more. For the final question of the podcast, Nicolle asked Musk if he would accept Christ.
“As Einstein would say, ‘I believe in the God of Spinoza,’” said Musk, seemingly referencing deist beliefs. Musk was referring to the quote believed to have been spoken by Albert Einstein in 1921 at the Institutional Synagogue in New York. Einstein was quoted as saying: “I believe in Spinoza’s God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with fates and actions of human beings.”
“But hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I won’t stand in his way,” Musk added. “Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?
“I think he just said yes,” Nicolle said. “We got him.”
Musk, who was born in South Africa, also said he was baptized as a child and partook in communion. In past remarks about his Space X project after the Dragon Capsule completed a splash landing in the Gulf of Mexico in 2020, the chief engineer and CEO of SpaceX revealed that he prayed. “I’m not very religious, but I prayed for this one,” he said.
Musk often has been described as agnostic, and was named Time’s Person of the Year.
–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice