A SECOND COMING
'No man will enter the Kingdom of Heaven unless he first comes unto me,' said Christ, and I, who am disposed to regard myself in a certain Messianic light, also say it, albeit on higher terms. For I do not believe that any man will enter the 'Kingdom of Heaven' and I don't much like the word 'Kingdom', which has an old-fashioned, not to say monarchical, connotation more applicable to the alpha than to the omega of things. Nevertheless, unless men 'come unto me', unless they read and adopt my teachings, particularly those appertaining to religion, they won't attain to Heaven. That, I believe, is a fact. For I have outlined, in various works, the direction of evolution, with the life forms which correspond to each distinct, successive stage of its unfolding - life forms that extend above man in the guise, firstly, of the Supermen, i.e. human brains artificially supported and sustained in collectivized contexts, and, secondly, of the Superbeings, i.e. new brains artificially supported and sustained in more intensively collectivized contexts. These two life forms are destined, I maintain, to emerge out of man with the establishment of the post-Human Millennium at the termination of, or climax to, the next and final civilization - the global civilization of transcendental man. The Superbeings would constitute, in each of their separate collectivized contexts, a life form antithetical to trees, which are completely subconscious. The Superbeings will be completely superconscious, since collectivized new brains will know nothing of old-brain/subconscious allegiance, as relative to the preceding superhuman stage of evolution in the first phase of the post-Human Millennium....
I have dwelt on these and similar themes throughout my writings, and by now I know what I am talking about! Only from the Superbeings would transcendent spirit eventually emerge, and its emergence would signify the attainment (of the ultimate life form) to the heavenly Beyond ... in the guise of Spiritual Globes which, antithetical to stars, would converge towards and expand into one another, until such time as all such globes, from whichever part of the Universe, had joined together to form the ultimate Spiritual Globe ... of God the Supreme - what I am wont to term the Omega Absolute.
Thus I am saying that unless man is set on course for his future transmutation, or elevation to the superhuman stage of evolution, by adopting Transcendentalism as the next logical stage of religious progress, and unless my teachings are honoured by future generations, there will be no eventual attainment of life to the heavenly Beyond. I speak with more certainty and logical authority than Christ probably had ... when he voiced equivalent thoughts at an earlier, more naturalistic period of time.
Christ was 'God' because the stage of human evolution to which he pertains demanded that man be elevated to the status of divinity, that man became God in the person of Christ. This doesn't of course mean that God the Father, or some such Creator-equivalent, became Christ. It means, on the contrary, that Christ was entrusted, by men collectively known as Christians, with the honour of supplanting the Father as the second God in the evolution of human religion. That he was only the 'Son of God' to the extent that he was the second deity to emerge, following the Father or, more correctly, the Creator. Thus God as man stands between the alpha absolutism of the Creator and the future omega absolutism of the Ultimate Creation - the 'holy-spiritual' Supreme Being. Christ, being man, was both diabolic and divine - abraxas-like, with powers of damnation as well as salvation. If the Father was wholly diabolic, by which I mean rooted in the reactive Alpha Absolute, then the Holy Spirit will be wholly divine, as appertaining to the attractive Omega Absolute. In between, the man-god, Christ.
But the era of this man-god cannot last for ever, since it is human destiny to progress towards the Omega Absolute, as mankind draws spiritually further away from the Alpha Absolute. With the advent of a transcendental civilization, man will be so biased in favour of the spirit ... that no dualistic allegiance to Christ, and so no place for his paternal forebear, would be possible. Transcendental man will be exclusively omega-orientated in his religiosity, conceding no right of worship to the Alpha Absolute, whether in the context of the wholly or the partly diabolic. Transcendental man will thus be atheist. For he will know that, conceived in its ultimate sense, God doesn't exist, since it is the duty of a superior life form than man, viz. the Superbeings, to attain to transcendence, and thus to a level of life, viz. the Spiritual Globes, directly preceding the Omega Absolute. Not until the Omega Absolute is established, following convergence of these Spiritual Globes to an indivisible unity, will Supreme Being exist in any ultimate sense. Even the transcendent spirit of a Spiritual Globe would be something en route to God in the heavenly Beyond.
Higher man will know that there must be evolution towards the post-human life forms before any prospect of a literal attainment to the heavenly Beyond can be envisaged. He will not regard God the Father or Christ as divine, for he will know that the Father was diabolic and Christ both diabolic and divine. Thus he will be atheist, since there can be no association of God with the diabolic for him! What existed in the past was never wholly or truly divine. Only what will exist in the future, as the consummation of evolution, would be truly divine, because the Supreme Being of the Holy Spirit. An atheist does not confound the Devil with God, the supreme level of attractive Being with the reactive Almighty!
But in the next civilization ... use of the word God will probably drop out of favour, as a terminology devoid of ambiguous associations, and transcending all previous so-called world religions, comes into regular use. If so, then a term like Teilhard de Chardin's Omega Point or my own more absolutist variation on it would doubtless be an apt choice.
I, however, am not the Omega Point, and neither am I the Christ. If I correspond in some respects to a Second Coming, a more advanced stage of Messianic deliverance, I do so devoid of mystical associations and beyond the realm of anthropomorphic necessity. There will be no worshipping of man as God in the transcendental civilization, and therefore no worshipping of me, who is but man! I point the way forward, and those who wish to evolve must lend an ear to my teachings. I do not speak for the wrong ears, the ears of those who pertain to the dualistic and transitional civilizations, which are aligned with some abstract Christ. I speak, rather, for those who are destined to build the next civilization, and so I avoid, where possible, casting pearls before swine.
Am I therefore the Antichrist? No, I do not think so, because, to my mind, the Antichrist and he who corresponds to a Second Coming are two different people. If the former is more 'anti' than 'pro', then Nietzsche would be a better candidate for the intellectual role of Antichrist, he who wrote a book bearing that title, and who raved against Christianity more often than he intimated of a coming post-Christian civilization. If 'anti' is negative, then 'pro' must be positive, and he who corresponds to a Second Coming would have more to say about the future direction of evolution than the destruction of what already exists. The Antichrist and the Second Coming would therefore be entirely different entities.
But the Second Coming comes as man, not God, and so he does not require to be endowed with miraculous abilities, such as the ability to walk on water or to change water into wine. Such endowments correspond, from a theological point-of-view, to the need to make the man-god superhuman, to attribute 'divine' powers to him so that his followers, down through the centuries, will find it easier to worship him as God. The fact that Christ is conceived as man-god and not just man ... makes it imperative that he should be endowed with more than simply human abilities. Was this not the case, he could hardly exist on the level of a second deity (after the Father) for his followers.
Was Christ, the actual man, really capable of such miracles as have been attributed to him? Personally, I rather doubt it, though he may have been able to do one or two things bordering on the miraculous. But a priest who asks such a question and then answers it in a negative fashion, like myself, is truly decadent. A priest is supposed to uphold theological expedience in loyalty to his clerical vocation, and if he can't do so, then he is already on the road to becoming a guru or something analogous! When priests seek to de-mystify Christ, it proves that Christianity is drawing towards its close, drawing closer to the higher religion which is destined to supersede it ... with the advent of a transcendental civilization. I advocate such a religion, but I do not set myself up as God. For that would be thoroughly anachronistic.
In case some confusion may have arisen, earlier in this essay, concerning the antithesis between the Creator and what I have called the Ultimate Creation, I would now like to say this: truly, the antithesis between the Father and the Holy Ghost is an absolute one, which means that if the former is regarded as alpha and the latter as omega, then the distinction is as much between the plural and the singular, viz. Alpha Absolutes and Omega Absolute, as anything else. We habitually speak of the Father as if there was just one, but in reality what ends with the One must begin in the Many - its absolute antithesis. The reason that humanity has traditionally referred back to a single Creator is that religious thinking in the West derives, via Judaic monotheism, from a partial rather than a universal point-of-view: namely, from a galactic integrity, as germane to primitive civilization. We have acted and thought as components of the Galaxy, knowing comparatively little about the millions of other galaxies which also exist in the Universe, and therefore tending to define everything in terms of our own. Thus we have spoken of a single Creator - which, unknowingly, was probably an abstraction from the central star of the Galaxy - whilst imagining that such a spirit counted for and embraced the Universe in general! From a post-galactic, and thus post-atomic, point of view it should be possible for us to understand that our Creator was but one of millions of Creators simultaneously at work elsewhere in the Universe, i.e. millions of central stars of millions of galaxies, and that evolution therefore proceeds from the Alpha Absolutes to the Omega Absolute, which is to say, from the Primal Creators (essentially diabolic because functioning according to the negative standards of the most infernal doing - the conversion of hydrogen into helium - the very stuff of hell - through proton-proton reactions) to the Ultimate Creation (divine because 'existing' according to the positive standards of the most beatific Being - the blissful passivity of the freest electrons in pure spirit).
Yes, there is indeed an absolute antithesis between the two extremes of evolution, though this fact can never be endorsed so long as a galactic integrity remains the accepted religious norm. Only in a post-atomic civilization would the subjective truth of evolution be recognized and accorded universal validity. But, by then, the Creator would have ceased to be a component of religious allegiance, since the progression of the psyche towards a much greater superconscious bias would have rendered all subconscious abstractions from cosmic reality anachronistic. As Nietzsche said: 'All gods are dead. We want the Superman to live!' - Ay! But not before transcendental man has done his bit to bring the superhuman stage of evolution closer. We have yet to witness the full emergence of this ultimate type of human being. The Superman cannot be evolved out of Christians! Nietzsche played an important philosophical role, but those who value the Truth must come unto me!