It seems to me this turns out to be a providential act of the Creator. The end of religion that is. From the moment humanity set out on this adventure of attempting to do it on our own, humans have been running in fear of gods that were good to them when they were good and bad to them when they were not. In turn people are left with attempting to please the gods or to outright reject them.
I'm done running because there is nothing to fear and my desire is to learn to rest in the relationship I belong in.