I first learned this idea from Neil Gaiman's books of which I am a fan. According to his books (see American Gods) , once a god loses his flock of believers, he (or she) loses his powers and then he vanishes. Following this logic, any deity is interested in growing its number of believers. This would explain the missionary activities of various religions.
There might be an additional grim aspect of the gods created by men:
The believers who die in their name also increase…Continue
Added by Peter Kornis on November 16, 2018 at 8:56am — No Comments