The religions that people fervently worship on the earth today such as Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and so on, will eventually disappear, just as the many religions of the past. Since the Holy Doctrine is for people to reach the highest state of enlightenment, a Buddha, Buddhism will likely survive, but the current doctrine will not.
Just as religions come and go, the gods come and go. Many people today have heard of the Greek gods like Zeus, Apollo, and Athena, but maybe not Hephaistos, Artemis, and Demeter, there are twelve or so. Some people have heard of the Norse gods like Thor, Vanir, Odin, Frigg, and Loki. Some have heard of the gods of the Rigveda like Agni, Indra, Usha, Ashvins, Varuna, Aryama, and Mitra. Nevertheless, what all these gods did and how they were worshipped only scholars might know. I am a scholar of the Rigveda and know that the Vedic gods are nothing more than untranslated Sanskrit words, and when the school translates the Sacred Text, all the gods disappear with a few exceptions, such as the Holy Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Lakshmi.
Agni becomes fire or the sacrificial fire, Indra is power, the Maruts are the wind and the Shining Ones, the Ashvins uphold heaven and are the Two Divinities, Usha is the early morning or the dawn, Mitra is a friend, Rudra is Divine Father, Ida is Divine Mother, Vayu is the wind in the body, and so on. Most Sanskrit words have many meanings so a translator as many options. As a translator, I use the translation because it is immensely helpful in understanding the mantra. The mantras of the Rigveda are not praise of some forgotten god, as many folks believe, but the Holy Doctrine for people to eliminate suffering and rise up to heaven in heavenly bliss to return to the earth an enlightened being to help people.
The religions of today are not useless as their various charities are of tremendous help to people in need. Their work is evident all over the United States because so many people are in need. Such a shame for a rich county like the United States to have so much poverty, homelessness, and hunger, and without the religious organizations, so many more people would be suffering.
The Doctrine of Heaven says to care for people in need, and a virtuous activity to volunteer in the food shelves, clothing distribution centers, and housing the homeless. Donating items to be given away is virtuous and virtuous activities up a person’s chance of attaining the heavenly state. More than that is necessary for heaven and that is where the religions of today fall short. So if your wish is eternal happiness, care for creatures with compassion, and seek the teaching that has existed since to beginning.
Here is a mantra from the Veda to know.