Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX entrepreneur Elon Musk said that he agrees with Jesus Christ's teachings during a recent interview.
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During his late December interview with the Babylon Bee, Musk shared his thoughts about Jesus Christ and religion.
Speaking with the Christian website's CEO Seth Dillon, editor-in-chief Kyle Mann, and former creative director Ethan Nicolle, Musk said that he'd be saved if Jesus is saving people.
For the wide-ranging interview's last question, Nicolle said, "Babylon Bee is a Christian organization and we're a ministry. ... To make this church, we're wondering if you could do us a quick solid and accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior? ... Personal Lord and Savior. It's a quick prayer."
Musk responded, "I agree with the principles that Jesus advocated."
"There's some great wisdom in the teachings of Jesus, and I agree with those teachings," he said, pointing out forgiveness and the Golden Rule.
“Things like turn the other cheek are very important, as opposed to an eye for an eye. An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind,” Musk maintained. "Forgiveness is important, and treating people as you would wish to be treated. Love thy neighbor as thyself."
“As Einstein would say, ‘I believe in the God of Spinoza,'" Musk said, referring to the quote believed to have been spoken by Albert Einstein in 1921. Einstein was believed to have said, “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.”
Musk added, "But hey, if Jesus is saving people, I mean, I won’t stand in His way. Sure, I’ll be saved. Why not?”
“I think he just said yes,” Nicolle said. “We got him.”
In 2013, Musk told actor Rainn Wilson that he wasn't sure about religious beliefs and didn't believe that science and faith could logically coexist.
When asked if he ever prays, Musk at the time responded, "I didn’t even pray when I almost died of malaria.”
However, in 2020, Musk admitted that he prayed before a SpaceX launch.
“You know, I’m not very religious, but I prayed for this one," the tech guru said at the time.
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