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Elon Musk praises the teachings of Jesus in recent podcast

by Heather Preston

Billionaire Elon Musk has spoken about his respect for the wisdom and teachings of Jesus in a recent interview.

The entrepreneur and businessman made the comments when asked about his views on the Christian faith in a recent podcast for Babylon Bee.

At the end of a lengthily discussion covering the topics of wokeness, taxes and comedy, the interviewer light-heartedly broached the topic of faith, highlighting that the organisation was Christian-based.

Following some banter about the recording taking place on a Sunday, in which Musk joked "so why aren't you heathens in church?", he was invited to respond to a gospel call and accept Jesus into his life.

In response, Musk said he "agreed with the principles Jesus advocated."

"There was great wisdom in the words of Jesus and I agree with those teachings. Things like 'turn the other cheek' are very important."

He went on to reference other key themes of Jesus's teaching:

"Forgiveness is important and treating people as you wish to be treated. 

"Love thy neighbour as thy self - very important."

Quoting the Dutch Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza, he clarified his pantheistic view of God saying: "I believe in the God of Spinoza" - referring to the argument that the whole of the natural world, including human beings, follows one and the same set of natural laws. 

He then added: "But if Jesus is saving people; I won't stand in the way. I'll be saved, why not?"

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