BEYOND CHRISTIANITY

 

                                      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!