Maynard James Keenan, who is the frontman of Tool, Puscifer and A Perfect Circle, talked in a recent interview with Revolver Mag and explained what he really thinks about the higher power and religions.

In the statement, Maynard gave some details about the place where he grew up. While talking about it, he confessed that he never would be a religious person at any time of his life.

Tool frontman also added that ‘the whole accept-the-savior-and-go-to-heaven thing never really made sense to him.’

Here’s what he said:

“I don’t wanna get all religious on you, but I grew up in a Southern Baptist household and the whole accept-the-savior-and-go-to-heaven thing never really made sense to me.

If you look at most religious practices that have a root in that kind of thinking, it makes more sense that it’s about paying attention to what’s around you — the signs and the changes and the shifting — and maybe you’ll end up being the guy standing there having survived just because you paid attention.”

He continued:

“I’m boiling it down to base thought process here, but maybe some of that stuff had nothing to do with a guy that you stick into your body or eat parts of to then be able to go to some fictitious place and tell him how cool he is forever.”

The interviewer chimed in and said ‘I like your theory,’ Maynard continued:

“Maybe I’m wrong — I might find out someday — but I think it’s more about paying attention to the changes and the patterns and being flexible enough to make adjustments to survive what’s coming.

It’s as simple as seeing clouds gather and then not standing out in the middle of the fucking rain when it shows up. You can see it coming — get undercover. It’s as simple as that. “

You can read the entire interview here.