Elon Musk Shares Thoughts On Whether God Exists, Says He's Okay With 'Going To Hell'

Zinger Key Points
  • Elon Musk said he was sent to a Hebrew preschool despite not being Jewish.
  • The billionaire entrepreneur told listeners that they should expand their consciousness and search for the right questions to ask.

Some elements of this story were previously reported by Benzinga, and it has been updated.

Among the many topics Elon Musk discussed on the Full Send Podcast last year were the meaning of life and whether the Tesla Inc TSLA CEO believes in God. Here's what Musk had to say about religion and philosophy. 

Musk on Religion: Musk revealed that, when he was young, he spent time at a Hebrew preschool — despite not being Jewish — and at an Anglican Sunday school.

“I would say I generally agree with the teaching of Christianity, but I’m not religious,” Musk said on the podcast. “I’ve never been particularly religious.”

Musk said principles like turning the other cheek and "loving thy neighbor as thyself" are “good principles.”

When asked if he believed in God, Musk answered, “Something created the universe, or the universe is here.”

When asked how the universe came to be, the billionaire entrepreneur replied, “You could say whatever caused the universe to be is God, depending on your view.”

In May last year, Musk tweeted that he might die under mysterious circumstances. In response to a question about whether he had found out if there was an "almighty creator," Musk shared that he was okay with going to hell. 

Related Link: Is Elon Musk Into Psychedelics? Here's What The Tesla CEO Had To Say 

Musk on Philosophy: Musk also touched on philosophy on the podcast and discussed the meaning of life.

Musk told listeners that they should expand their consciousness and search for the right questions to ask. Doing so could make the “opportunity to understand the meaning of life that much greater,” he explained. 

The Tesla CEO previously shared similar thoughts last June, using one of his favorite books, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” to illustrate his point. According to Musk, the book highlighted the fact that people often don’t know the right questions to ask. 

“The real problem is trying to formulate the question,” Musk said. “To understand [the meaning of life], we should expand consciousness and ask better questions.”

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