WHY THE STATE WITHERS
If the State 'withers away',
In Engels' oft-quoted phrase,
It is because religion flourishes.
The State cannot 'wither away' by itself,
But only in relation to the flourishing of religion.
If religion doesn't flourish,
The State has no business 'withering away'.
It cannot abandon the world to chaos,
But must protect religious progress.
The Christian religion, being dualistic,
Caused the State to 'wither away' partially.
The transcendental religion of the future,
Being post-dualistic, will cause it
To 'wither away' completely. And after
The State has disappeared
There will only be religion, the religion
Of the supermen-superbeing phases
Of the post-Human Millennium, tending ever nearer
To the culmination of spiritual evolution
In the post-Millennial Beyond. Eventually
There will be no religion at all, but only God.
For God is the outcome of all striving
Towards divine transcendence.