In the future there will be

Neither Christmas nor Easter

Because no Christian civilization.

It is perhaps appropriate that Christianity,

An atomic religion, should have

Two main festivals - the first, corresponding

To the atom's proton aspect, a celebration

Of Christ's birth, and the second, corresponding

To its electron aspect, a celebration

Of His death and resurrection,

The death of the body and

The resurrection of the spirit.

Easter is more important than Christmas,

But not even that will survive

Into the future of a free-electron civilization,

Above and beyond all relativity!