All those dupes who believe in Gods of one kind or another do little service to religion.
Belief in God is the mark of a scientific, a political, or an economic bent, not of a religious one.
Religious people do not believe in God. Rather do they believe in Heaven because they live in it whenever they can, effectively bearing witness to Heaven for others (which is God or godliness), since their manifestation of heavenly attributes can be termed or deemed godly.
The bovaryizations of religion through science, politics, or economics lead to concepts of God which are scientific, political, or economic, and only serve to undermine religion, since religion is then wrongly identified with scientific, political, or economic criteria to the detriment of God and, more importantly, Heaven.
It is as if religion is being identified with Beauty, strength, or knowledge rather than with Truth, or something to that effect. No wonder religion gets a bad name and even a bad press, allowing every secular fool to jump upon it with derisory abandon.
When religion is in the hands of the lackeys of science, politics, or economics (if not all three at once – sound familiar?), it will always be less than true, if not contrary to Truth, esteeming, through Beauty, the power of love, not to mention the love of power through the Almighty, free will, the creative impulse behind nature, etc., etc.
What God has joined together (through the power of love), let no man pull asunder, or words to that effect. Is this not a scientific bovaryization of religion congenial to fundamentalists, aristocrats, High Anglicans, self-serving females, etc., whose notions of God revolve around metachemistry?
In truth, the achievenents or triumphs of Beauty, as of the Beautiful ( including its aesthetic manifestations), have nothing to do with God, never mind Heaven and the godliness in Heaven, which is the halo-like ‘appearance’ or outer manifestation, so to speak, of Heaven . Rather is it a mark of Devil the Mother (hyped as God the Father), whose beautiful free will has the power to project love as, contrary to God in Heaven, the Hell (albeit positive in free soma) in the Devil (and I don’t mean Satan).
Words of the One (self-appointed philosopher king and godfather of Social Theocracy) for the Few, meaning those disposed to Truth, whether theoretically (through metaphysical philosophy) or in practical terms (as through theosophy, if I may use such a term less in relation to Truth than in relation to the Joy which underpins Truth from a practical standpoint and therefore has more to do with a spinal cord-derived superconsciousness than with, as in the case of metaphysical philosophy, a brain stem-derived superegotism which, being the nearest thing to the supersensibility of the Soul, can only be pro-superconscious and thus pro-godly.
In the future it may be that we shall speak less of the Soul than of Supersoul, meaning a Self (brain stem to spinal cord in the central nervous system) ‘turned on’ by the use (as a religiously sovereign right) of certain synthetically-artificial substances that will necessitate the correlative superhuman (if not in communal contexts supra-human) ‘overcoming of man’ through cyborgistic enhancements of and/or substitutes for the natural bodily organs if the use thereof is to prove viable and sustainable long-term.
Therefore man is indeed something that should be overcome, but not for the sometimes dubious reasons that Nietzsche gives. On the contrary, man can never get beyond the soul, assuming through practices like transcendental meditation he even gets that far and isn’t obsessed by will, spirit, or ego, whereas the Superman would have to be characterized in terms of Supersoul as the end-product of an ultimate metaphysics within a universal context deriving from the globalization of civilization under the aegis of a cultural or, rather, supercultural hegemony commensurate with the establishment of ‘Kingdom Come’, which students of my writings will know I identify with the triumph, democratically, of Social Theocracy and the espousal, in consequence, of religious sovereignty as the sovereignty that lies beyond the world in the otherworldly realm of Heaven, as of a society characterized by the hegemony of metaphysics over pseudo-metachemistry, its pseudo-hellish concomitant that is the proverbial lion and/or wolf that ‘lies down’ (under sedation) with the godly lamb, pseudo-meachemically subordinate to it, a plane down from metaphysics, at the northeast point of the intercardinal axial compass at the top of what had been – prior to its own salvationist/pseudo-damnationist self-transcendence – the church-hegemonic/state-subordinate axis.