20th April 2023, Rome/Italy - Wishes 1 / 2 /
In the name of Peace and Justice.
I have three wishes today, which I present to you in the name of Peace and Justice - in the hope they may be fulfilled.
My first wish for today is the following: With the advent
of the Messiah, the long awaited Saviour, religions have become
obsolete. Gods have disappeared - they have fulfilled their
role, they are no longer needed - Man himself, True Man, True
Human, is taking over their role. In this situation, I think it
is appropriate to declare an official and formal end to all
religions. And I'm now speaking directly to the head of today's
largest faith community, the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
Francis: it's me, Peter. I happen to be the namesake of the very
first Christian Pope, Petrus, the rock on which Jesus was to
build his church.Thus I can say: Peter, the namesake of Petrus,
the first Pope on Earth, greets Francis, the last Pope on earth.
Francis, you and your predecessors did a worthy job over the
last two thousand years to spread the Christian message of love
and redemption, and to establish moral values of the highest
order in this world. Christianity has thus become the pillar of
Western civilization, the true source and inspiration of Western
culture. With the long awaited return of the Saviour, this
historical development is coming to its end. Francis, I want you
to have the courage and the insight to recognize this fact. I
want you to come forth and publicly declare the end of the Roman
Catholic Church. I want you to go even one step further, and to
invite the leaders of all the other churches and religions in
this world to come together and reach a common agreement -
namely, to declare a formal end to all religions, and to
dissolve all religious organizations. I know, it's an
impossible task. And yet, it has to be done. The time has come
to recognize this fact, and to act accordingly, assuming full
responsibility of one's role and function in this world.
Francis, I wish you all the strength you will need to accomplish
this last and most important task in your life.
Such is my first wish for today, which I present to you in the
name of Peace and Justice.
Which brings me to my second wish for today. And I'm now
speaking to all of humanity, but once again and in particular to
Pope Francis. I know that even after the end of religions, many
people will still feel the need to be somehow connected, in a
very physical way, to the spiritual side of our human existence.
How can we satisfy their need? My suggestion, and my wish, is
that we build Peace Temples - Temples of Peace
- all over the world. Obviously, such Peace Temples won't serve
any religious purpose, we surely don't need any new religion.
These Peace Temples will serve two very different purposes, on
the one hand, as a monument to the past, and on the other hand, as a
monument to the future. As a monument to the past, the Peace
Temples will function very much as museums, displaying in a very
honorable way the nature and the achievements of the great
religions of the past, of Judaism, Christianity, Islam,
Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism - and all the other ancient religions
going back to the roots of human existence. As a monument to the
future, the Peace Temples will function as a powerful reminder
of the very purpose of our human existence, which is, to create
Paradise on Earth. As such, Peace Temples will serve as a place
of contemplation, of solace, of inspiration and strength, by
combining our common experience of the past and our common
aspiration for the future.
My wish is that the very first such Peace Temple shall be built
in Jerusalem, on the Temple Mount / Al-Haram al-Sharif. The
Jewish people had been promised that their destroyed second
temple will be replaced by a third temple at the end of times.
So let's make sure this promise is being kept, because the end
of times, it's now. The second Jewish temple had been destroyed
by the Roman Empire. From a symbolic point of view, I think it
would be a beautiful gesture if the most powerful person
residing in Rome today, the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church,
would offer to build this temple to the Jewish people. It will
not be a Jewish temple, it will not be a religious temple, it
will be a Temple of Peace for all of humanity.
As to the design of such Peace Temples, let there be an
international competition to suggest various ideal designs.
Myself I've given it some thought, you can check it out on my
personal website, www.peace.ch - albeit in German language,
under the heading "Friedenstempel".
The design I'm suggesting is drawn on the reversal of the atomic
bomb, symbol of death and destruction, symbol of the end of the
world. Our Peace Temples should symbolize the exact opposite,
new life, hope, our expected Paradise on Earth. But, as I said,
everybody is free to present their own suggestions.
Such is my second wish for today, which I present to you in the
name of Peace and Justice.
Which now, quite naturally, brings me to my third wish for
And again I'm speaking to the whole world, and again very
specifically to Pope Francis. This surely is a new world. The
old word has come to an end, never to return. A new era has
begun. It's a turning point in human history as has never
occurred in the past and will never again occur in the future. I
think it befits this new world to be measured, and honored,
within the framework of a New World Calendar.
Today, the world over, humans are using a vast number of
different calendars, all of them related to some religious or
political event that happened in the past. None of them are apt
to represent all of humanity in a respectful, dignified, neutral
way. The one calendar mostly used worldwide today is the
so-called Gregorian calendar, which goes back to the life of the
founder of the Christian religion, Jesus Christ. Today, when
religions have become obsolete, we surely don't need a religious
calendar. I think it would be a wonderful gesture of
all-embracing love, if you, Pope Francis, as head of today's
largest Christian community, would send a formal request to the
appropriate United Nations agency to launch an international
competition for the inauguration of a totally new, neutral World
As in the case of the Peace Temple, I'm not coming here
empty-handed: I've worked out my own suggestion for such new
Peace Calendar, and presented it on my homepage www.peace.ch
(alas, again, in German language), under the heading "Kalender-Reform".
May everybody throughout the world feel free to work out their
own solution for a new, universal Peace Calendar, which will
then guide humanity through the next centuries towards a world
of Peace and Justice, to Paradise on Earth.
Such is my third wish for today, which I present to you in the
name of Peace and Justice, in the hope it will be fulfilled.
In the name of Peace and Justice, thank you!