Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, PayPal, and SpaceX has long been an intriguing subject of conversation. Recently however, his interview with satire website Babylon Bee took an unexpectedly serious turn when they inquired into his religion and belief in God.
The billionaire entrepreneur shared that he finds Jesus’ teachings instructive and wise; these include turning the other cheek, loving your neighbor and charity.
1. He is not Jewish
Elon Musk may bring to mind cars, space travel and AI when people think of his name; however, in recent months his billionaire status has become known for something else entirely: His admiration of Jesus Christ. An interview video featuring Musk discussing this subject on YouTube has already been watched more than 2.2 million times!
At first, The interview with The Babylon Bee podcast was light-hearted but soon took an unexpectedly serious turn when the host inquired into Elon Musk’s religious beliefs. Though initially struggling to answer, Musk eventually revealed he wasn’t Jewish but that he was baptized into Anglican church and attended Hebrew preschool as a child before eventually losing faith and becoming atheist at 15. After which, Musk praised Jesus while also quoting Albert Einstein who believes in the “God of Spinoza”, which states that all aspects of creation is somehow connected to its creator God – an idea which states that material universe as manifestations of divine being.
As well as his engineering and business ventures, Elon Musk is also a prominent social activist. His advocacy includes causes related to environmentalism, science, and humanity. With an unfaltering work ethic and relentless pursuit for perfection in product and company improvements – such as SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company and Neuralink – this drive led to their creation as successful businesses.
People often assume that due to his Jewish background, Musk must be Jewish. He has visited Israel several times and once posted an Instagram photo showing himself in Jerusalem which was later deleted; additionally he visited Mobileye’s offices there but this trip remained under wraps.
Although not Jewish, Elon Musk believes in God. While he has come under criticism for supporting gay rights and opposing nuclear weapons, he has never publicly stated he was atheist or agnostic; and although he doesn’t pray regularly himself, he still holds faith that a loving God exists. As the creator of Iron Man and several cutting-edge technology companies such as PayPal and SpaceX, Musk stands as an extraordinary figure with a remarkable career history; though perhaps not able to save the world himself but hopefully his work points us in that direction of Someone who can.
2. He is not Christian
Elon Musk is one of the world’s best-known and eccentric entrepreneurs, known for founding Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink and possessing many other interests besides. Yet despite all his interests, Elon is not considered religious – in fact some have accused him of being atheists or agnostics – though he has not completely disavowed religion altogether and seems open to exploring different beliefs.
Elon Musk was recently asked if he was Christian in an interview, and while he did not directly answer in the affirmative, he did mention believing in something greater than himself as well as feeling that the universe has an intelligent design – while this might not constitute belief in God directly, it nonetheless indicates an openness towards religion.
Musk replied that while he had been baptized as a child, his faith had wavered as he read religious and philosophical books. While there remain questions regarding God and the bible for him personally, he does not consider himself to be an atheist.
Musk does not consider himself to be Christian; however, he does believe in God and have adopted many of Jesus Christ’s teachings regarding charity and turning the other cheek. He even quotes Albert Einstein who expressed belief in the “god of Spinoza”, an eclectic view that interprets all matter as expression of Divinity.
Elon Musk was recently asked by The Babylon Bee if baptism is necessary in order for someone to be saved, and laughed before replying that he wasn’t sure; though he does believe most people will end up going to hell, he doesn’t plan on joining them any time soon himself.
3. He is not agnostic
Elon Musk has never expressed his religious views publicly. While some have described him as atheist or agnostic, it’s difficult to tell for sure. While involved with charitable work and appearing genuinely kind-natured, his lifestyle does not align perfectly with Jesus Christ’s teachings. For instance, he’s been divorced three times, has two unmarried partners with two unborn children each time as well as using IVF and surrogacy – two practices considered immoral by Catholic doctrine – both controversial practices considered immoral by Catholic doctrines – only giving away about one percent of his fortune to charity over time.
Musk, known for his pioneering work in technology, space travel, artificial intelligence and religious studies is often called into question for his beliefs. Last December he gave an interview to Christian satire website Babylon Bee that generated much debate; recently the video has resurfaced showing Musk engaging in Christianity and believing Jesus can save him from sin.
Though initially intended as a comedy sketch, the interview soon evolved into a discussion on religion. Elon Musk discussed various topics with CEO Seth Dillon, Editor-in-Chief Kyle Mann, and Creative Director Ethan Nicolle before being asked one important question: does he believe in God?
Musk was initially reluctant, but eventually conceded that he is not an agnostic. He stated that there must be some explanation for the universe, possibly religious in nature.
He further stated that while he does not pray regularly, he does think about God from time to time and hopes one day to be proven wrong in his beliefs about deities existing.
Musk was initially tentative in his response; however, it seemed sincere and genuine. While being put on the spot can be stressful and awkward for anyone, his answer demonstrated he is open to spirituality and its teachings.
4. He is not atheist
Elon Musk, best known for creating several companies such as PayPal and SpaceX (his private space venture), is an esteemed businessman renowned for his innovative approaches to climate change mitigation through electric car development and other technological advancements. He often makes headlines due to his controversial views on religion; many assume he’s atheist or at least an agnostic; however he actually adheres to a scientific understanding of the universe and its operations rather than subscribing to any specific religion or denomination.
Musk was recently interviewed by Babylon Bee and asked whether or not he believes in God, though he does not pray, he does agree with some of Jesus’ teachings like ‘turn the other cheek, rather than taking revenge’ as wisdom-laden advice.
Musk holds strong views about philanthropy and environmental issues despite not adhering to any particular religion, supporting arts institutions with millions of dollars donated over his business career and spending quality time with family. On Twitter he often posts photos of them.
Elon Musk was asked in a Full Send podcast whether he believed in God, and answered in the affirmative by noting something created the universe or was always here, it could be God.” Additionally, Elon cited Albert Einstein’s affirmation of belief in ‘God of Spinoza’ – an interpretation that interprets material reality as expressions of Divinity.
As one of the world’s most powerful people, Musk has had to make many decisions that affect billions of lives. He is also an inspiration to young people and actively advocates for diversity and equality issues. Additionally, he has criticised government initiatives not doing enough to combat climate change while advocating for universal healthcare coverage.
While Elon Musk may not consider himself religious, his impact is immense on our world. Through innovative products and technologies that have revolutionized how we live our lives. A fearless risk-taker, Elon has been described as the “most influential person alive”.