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'God Would Want Us To See Creation': Elon Musk Shares Thoughts On Multiplanetary World

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk returned to Twitter on Wednesday following a brief hiatus to add religion to his list of motivations for making humans a multiplanetary species

Benzinga · 07/27/2022 17:34

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk returned to Twitter on Wednesday following a brief hiatus to add religion to his list of motivations for making humans a multiplanetary species.

“Surely God would want us to see creation?” he asked after stating, “A new philosophy of the future is needed.”

Musk, who believes Earth’s population is in a state of collapse, wants to bring at least 1 million humans to live on Mars in order to create a self-sufficient society and has predicted that humans will colonize Mars as early as 2029.

Why It Matters: Musk’s recent series of tweets appear to be targeted at a large segment of the global population, who hold religion as their deepest belief. Instead of, or in addition to a belief in spirituality, Musk considered a new philosophy, which he dubbed “curiosity about the Universe,” to be required in the future.

Musk, who by all indications is agnostic, wrote that the exploration of the universe and the expansion of humans becoming a multiplanet and eventually interstellar species “is compatible with existing religions.”

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The Irony: Musk must consider his most recent contemplations regarding the quest for humans to inhabit Mars to be profound because on July 25 he suggested he would starve the media, which Musk declared on Wednesday to be “a click-seeking machine dressed up as a truth-seeking machine.”

“Will try my best to be heads down focused on doing useful things for civilization,” he said after writing that “The amount of attention on me has gone supernova, which super sucks. Unfortunately, even trivial articles about me generate a lot of clicks” on July 25.

Quite obviously, Musk knew when he made the decision to tweet about religion on Wednesday that it would generate debate and garner attention. After all, countless wars have been fought over religious belief systems and by midafternoon on Wednesday, multiple disputes had erupted under Musk’s thread.

As for clicks, at press time, the world’s richest man and social media superstar who has declared that religion and science cannot co-exist had received about 121,000 likes for his short thread about God and space travel.

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