Perhaps, without being conscious, all the priests of all the religions have conspired against the coming of the superman. They want human beings unconscious, blind, groping in the dark, weak, afraid of death, afraid of God, greedy for rewards…listening to all kinds of nonsense these preachers go on telling them. And these preachers are not in any way superior consciousnesses; otherwise it would be impossible for them to do such stupid things.
It happened one day….
In the middle of the night, a woman was making love to a man in her bedroom and suddenly she heard her husband’s car enter the driveway. She knew the noise; she recognized it immediately. He was not supposed to come at this hour, but perhaps some urgent work…so she pushed the man who was lying with her in the bed, and said, “Do something, my husband is here. He will simply kill you!” He said, “What can I do?”
She said, “You just jump out of the window.” By that time the husband was knocking on the door, so there was no time to think. He jumped out of the window, naked…and it was raining.
Just by chance he found a group of joggers, so he joined them; otherwise standing there naked on the street would be very embarrassing. He was jogging in the crowd of joggers, and the man by his side looked at him. Seeing that he is naked – and it was raining also – he could not resist the temptation and he asked, “Do you always jog naked?” He said, “Always.”
He said, “Strange, you are the first jogger I have seen jogging naked. But why are you wearing the condom? Do you also always wear the condom when you are jogging?”
He said, “No, not always. Only when it is raining.”
But the man who was talking to him remembered…his voice seems to be familiar. He looked more closely and he said, “Father, I had never thought that you love jogging so much. I come every Sunday to the church; I am one of your congregation.”
These are your priests. They have dominated humanity, and every day they are being caught either molesting children, or raping women, or having homosexual relationships. They don’t seem to have any consciousness which is superior to yours; it may be inferior, but it is not superior. They will not allow you to evolve because your evolution will destroy their whole profession. You have to remain retarded in order that their profession continues; and they have the greatest profession in the world.
The superman will be absolutely free from all these stupid people who know nothing, who are just like parrots, repeating scriptures. Their knowledge may be much but their wisdom is nil.
These people have taught one thing consistently all over the world, in all the religions, and that is: Don’t love yourself. That is condemned as selfishness. Love others, even love your enemy, even love your neighbor, but nobody says, love yourself.