It's a religion. Like all religions, backed by secular interests using it as a vehicle to achieve control over other human beings. Psychopaths and organized religion are joined at the hip.
The psychopaths behind it are continuing to pump money into it to try to blow some hot air into that balloon again but it isn't working. The issue itself has become something of a laughingstock behind closed doors. Still good enough to shovel to the sheeple in the mass media, as long as you wear a clothespin on your nose while you're doing it.
This rubbish wouldn't fool a child.