Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has never been one to keep from speaking his mind, regardless of who agrees or disagrees with him.
On Sunday, Musk took to Twitter and alluded to his possible death, leading to a follow up tweet about where he stands with regard to his own afterlife.
“If I die under mysterious circumstances, it’s been nice knowin ya,” Musk tweeted. It appears Musk was referring to Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin threatening him for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet system, which has been supplying internet to Ukrainians following Russia’s invasion.
“Elon, you will be held accountable like an adult—no matter how much you’ll play the fool,” Rogozin had said. Musk’s tweet signaled that he was taking the threat in stride and was unfazed enough to joke about it.
Nevertheless, Musk’s tweet garnered over 146 thousand comments, one of which read, “You won’t die before your day, Elon. Anyhow, you are/were a unique figure in this world.”
“I’m only wondering one thing: As a genius, haven’t you [found] out that there is a great creator of this world yet? If you did, make sure you confess this before your last heart beat,” the response continued. “Bless u.”
Musk replied, “Thank you for the blessing, but I’m ok with going to hell, if that is indeed my destination, since the vast majority of all humans ever born will be there.”
Musk, who recently moved the headquarters of Tesla from the progressive dominated Silicon Valley in California to the Republican majority state of Texas, has increasingly become the darling of many American conservatives, and evangelicals in particular.
Musk has even expressed appreciation for Christian satire site The Babylon Bee and has said that “wokeness is an enemy to comedy.”
In a December 2021 interview with the Babylon Bee, Musk shared about the religious influences in his upbringing, saying, “When I grew up, funnily enough, I went to Anglican Sunday school—the Church of England, basically. But I was also sent to Hebrew preschool, although I’m not Jewish. Nonetheless, I was singing ‘Hava Nagila’ one day and ‘Jesus our Lord’ the next.”