Arnold Schwarzenegger rejects heaven as ‘some fantasy’: ‘You’re six feet under’
According to Arnold Schwarzenegger … he won’t be back.
The former California governor and the onetime biggest movie star in the world said in a new interview that heaven is just ”some fantasy” only told by liars.
“It reminds me of Howard Stern’s question to me — ‘tell me, governor, what happens to us when we die. I said, ‘Nothing. You’re six feet under. Anyone that tells you something else is a f—ing liar,’” he said.
Mr. Schwarzenegger made the remarks in a conversation for Interview magazine with his friend and former ‘twin’ Danny DeVito.
When Mr. DeVito said that after death, “we deteriorate,” the Austrian-born former bodybuilding star immediately put in “except in some fantasy.”
“When people talk about, ‘I will see them again in heaven,’ it sounds so good, but the reality is that we won’t see each other again after we’re gone. That’s the sad part. I know people feel comfortable with death, but I don’t,” he said.
The star of such classic action movies as “Terminator” and “Total Recall” and the new Netflix series “Fubar” said the terrifying thing about death is not purgatory or hell, but the end of life.
“I will f—ing miss the s— out of everything. To sit with you here, that will one day be gone?” he said. “And to have fun and to go to the gym and to pump up, to ride my bike on the beach, to travel around, to see interesting things all over the world. What the f—?”
Mr. Schwarzenegger acknowledged that, in his earlier conversation with Mr. Stern, he had said that “we don’t know what happens with the soul and all this spiritual stuff that I’m not an expert in.”
“But,” he elaborated, “I know that the body as we see each other now, we will never see each other again like that.”
According to a Fox News report, Mr. Schwarzenegger said in 2021 on a YouTube video that, like most Austrians of his generation, he “grew up Catholic, I went to church, went to Catholic school, I learned the Bible and my catechisms.”
In that video, he did not repudiate his faith and spoke well of it, albeit in this-worldly terms.
“From those days I remember a phrase that is relevant today: A servant’s heart. It means serving something larger than yourself.”
“What we need right now from our elected representatives is a public servant’s heart. We need public servants that serve something larger than their own power or their own party. We need public servants who will serve higher ideals, the ideals in which this country was founded, the ideals that other countries look up to,” he elaborated then.