People consume religions, like they consume everything else. Expecting some return on their investment, or to otherwise profit from it.
Approaching religion, or any esoteric belief-system in this way, guarantees it will be a flop. It simply isn't how it works.
It is about service, not consumption. It is a way of life, not a product.
One must prostrate oneself, absolutely passively, before reality, and allow reality to be absorbed into oneself, in order for any of it to make any sense. One may, barely, be able to order oneself, but one's ability to impose order stops there. For as long as one considers life to be about oneself, one is going to continue pissing in the wind.
It is a subtle thing. The subtlest of things. One must become neutral and open, expecting no return. A tool, rather than the one wielding it. A willing minion, rather than a tin god.
One serves. It does not serve one.
And if one is able to become such a beast, then paradox asserts itself, and one is served, by It, in ways unimaginable to the one who expects to be served.