Sandeep in this post writes, what I think should be the answer to "Hinduism has survived for blah blah years and will continue to survive",
"... I've read and heard several intelligent, educated people talking about the innate strength of Hinduism that has enabled it to survive so long and will continue to, on the basis of that strength. I can only laugh. These people claim to have read the Gita but they are either lying it or they haven't understood its essence for one of the very first things that Krishna does is to chastise Arjuna to cast away his meek-heartedness and fight for his duty. A majority of us have no clue of what duty faces us and our meek-heartedness forbids us to even think about it. And we therefore sit happily in our self-imposed stupor, chanting the strength of Hinduism Mantra. ......"
Completely agree with this. Hinduism survived for so many years not because it was ordained by God, but because there was a vitality in it.
Hinduism had no prophets to reveal divine words, what it had rishis who sought and founded Hinduism
Where are Rishis of today ? Hinduism is rusting and if left in the attic for too long, will become a memory of the past.
It will not happen tomorrow or even next century, but this will happen. It will be first of its kind, a civilization which became extinct just because the people wouldn't give a damn.
PS. This is easily among one of the better posts that I have read.
PPS. I am not schmoozing.