The Second Coming is near

So, believe the faithful…

“The Second Coming, also called Second Advent or Parousia in Christianity, is the future return of Christ in glory when it is understood that he will set up his kingdom, judge his enemies, and reward the faithful, living and dead.”

 Some people believe that this blessed event will happen toward the end of 2024. Enemies then, will be judged (and probably sent to gulags) while believers will be rewarded with Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh… and cushy government jobs.

Heretics say that the Second Coming (if it ever materializes) will be nothing but harsh vindictiveness from somebody who already tried and failed to be an inspired leader.

But if the Second Coming does indeed occur, what will happen to human rights? We don’t need democracy are trumpeting some dark angels. We just need strong leadership where dissent and lawlessness will not be tolerated. Strong men are beloved everywhere for their guidance and devotion to their people… “law and order” is their sacred mantra and under their wise guidance, everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Look at great democracies like Russia and China… Do you ever hear any peep coming from these model countries? Of course not.

But the Second Coming might not be everybody’s cup of tea. Some dissenters simply believe that we don’t need it. The First Coming was enough. When Napoleon left Elba and tried a comeback, it didn’t end well. His troops were defeated at Waterloo and the “Ogre” was exiled to exotic St Helena. He was never heard from again until his early demise in 1821 at the tender age of 52.

It is always wise for would-be strongmen to remember that in ancient Rome the Tarpeian Rock was not far from the Capitoline Hill.

So, the Second Coming might inspire the faithful, but scare the hell out of non-believers. Everybody likes a winner, but no one likes a sore loser. It is not sporting! A well-mannered individual accepts defeat graciously, shakes hands with the winner, and vacates his official residence without hauling away half of the furniture with him.

Trying again when you have failed is laudable, but also keep in mind that “If at first, you don’t succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence already.”— Laurence J. Peter


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