The Buddha said……
We are on our own. Upon his dying bed. He regrettfully said we are to discover for ourselves how to achieve an enlightened mind. He was old, 83 or so. He had completed his path and found enlightenment. Well, it is as we feared, there are no majic cures, no one "out there", no any kind of way to sugar coat reality.
Well let’s just delude ourselves, invent our gods, goddess and corresponding demons (demands..sounds like demons doesn’t it). Does it seem so cold to you? To not depend upon "out there" or "up there" for your happiness? and end to your suffering? Are you afraid to not believe that you have the power to do so?
Why not become a Buddha? That is to mean a Kay Buddha or a Earl Buddha, not Shakyamuni Buddha or any other historical Buddha. It was seem you would be goofy to claim your Shakyamuni Buddha wouldn’t it? So just keep it simple. Obtain enlightenment for yourself. Be that Buddha your are inside, it’s not name dependent. What you are is created and defined by your mind, not a name. Amitoufo!