>>>On January 2, 2017, Sister Frances Carr died aged 89 at the Sabbathday community, leaving only two remaining Shakers: Brother Arnold Hadd, age 58 and Sister June Carpenter, 77
The Shakers did not believe in procreation so it if obvious what happened to them. The needs of their sex drive overwhelmed the need for purity.
Given the passage of enough time, will your religion become irrelevant and extinct as say the Egyptian's worship of the sun god? Will any of the current religions be around in 10,000 years? In 100.000 years?
Most of us cannot name all of our great, great grandfathers going back only 150 years. So religious motivation can be forgotten easily, just like our own ancestors.
We all know that the facts of science will still be around then but religion has no real basis, except fear, superstition and the imaginary deity in the sky. Religion being a preference and not a necessity is not going to be very durable. It can and will be left behind when it is no longer convenient.
What hath Newton and Samuel F. B. Morse wrought?