When I was in college, I was so passionate to learn about Elon Musk and watched almost every interview he has on YouTube. I learned a lot of things in the process. I have also learned a lot about the religious views or opinions of Elon Musk in the process which I have explained in detail in this article.
It is always so hard to see public figures being outspoken about their personal lives and issues, and most importantly, their faith and how religious they are. Elon Musk has been an exception because he has been so vocal on national and societal issues that have influenced personal and global economies within the past few months. Can we say that Elon Musk has been vocal about his religion enough?
Elon Musk, based on popular believes and facts, is irreligious. He is an atheist, or better described as agnostic. Elon Musk essentially subscribes to faith in the universe, nature, and other natural phenomena that affect humankind.
Who is Elon Musk?
Elon Musk is a South African-American scientist, engineer, and founder of SpaceX. Elon Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1971. He is the eldest of three children. He grew up reading science fiction books that gave him the label ‘Child Genius,’ however that made him a lonely and bullying target. When he was 12 years old, Musk wrote the Blastar code for a video game and sold it to a computer journal for $500.
SpaceX has achieved essential innovations and developments in space. SpaceX is creative because it reduces space exploration costs and draws greater attention to space enterprises’ ability to make money.
SpaceX contracts are worth millions of dollars with NASA. Elon has made good use of his physics and business knowledge. He manages its business, but Elon also manufactures and designs many of its rockets and spacecraft as chief engineer for numerous critical projects.
Elon started Tesla Motors, an electric car firm, as well as creating and directing SpaceX. Elon mainly acts as the CEO of Tesla and is active in supervising from beginning to end the product design of all Tesla cars as he does at SpaceX. The cars of Tesla Motors are not just green but also created with the attractiveness of the sporting car.
Elon Musk’s mindset about Religion
In an interview with Rainn Wilson, Elon was asked if he believes religion and science can coexist. “Probably not,” Elon replied. He later went on to say in the interview that he doesn’t pray and that he didn’t pray when he had malaria. However, even though he lacks faith in God, there is much that the church may learn from him. Though his concern for the dangers of Artificial Intelligence may seem like the things in sci-fi movies, we shouldn’t forget that Musk has previously shown a great taste to guess where our technology takes us.
And last, Elon Musk has faith just like anybody. His faith lies in humanity’s power to make technology our savior, not our slavemaster. It is a more prevalent form of theology pushed by films like Interstellar in an increasingly secular Western culture, which has the central premise that humanity must use technology to escape our planet, which is eventually doomed. Faith in Musk is in us to save us. With his devotion and ambition to wind up humanity, Elon Musk might lead viewers to ask crucial questions which Christians can address, notably his dream to transcend our place in the universe by colonizing Mars.
I have explained this in detail in one of the articles I have on Vocal: The Religion of Elon Musk: Is He is an atheist or a believer?
Does Elon Musk worship any Supernatural Being?
Elon Musk is a fascinating person who attracts fancy for his truly innovative work in electric cars and space travel. SpaceX’s founder (also co-founder of PayPal and Tesla Motors) is blessed by the entrepreneurial spirit and passion for changing the planet. But what could drive him to be this desperate to save the world?
It is no surprise, as a great believer in AI’s ability, that Musk believes the robots will steal our jobs more and more. He advocated a universal basic income, the idea that money would be handed to everyone without work.
Elon Musk and Transcendental Meditation
Elon Musk has been cited as one of the numerous celebrities that practice Transcendental Meditation, even though it is not considered a spiritual practice. Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a technique for focusing on the present moment and eliminating distracting thoughts. The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi developed TM from India’s ancient Vedic tradition. In the 1960s, he introduced the technique to the United States.
The individual practicing TM sits comfortably with their eyes closed and silently repeats a mantra while meditating.
In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, Elon admitted that he believed in God as a child. It is worthy to note that Elon Musk attended an Anglican school as a kid. In the interview, Elon also said that he believed in some principles of the Christian, which include loving one’s neighbor as oneself and forgiving one another. When the world is in chaos and selfishness, when display and pride are the way of life for billions upon billions of people, someone like Elon Musk speaking about the significance of forgiving others, loving your neighbor, generosity, and turning the other cheek is crucial.
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