Is christianity what Jesus wanted?
According to what I've heard about the Buddha's teachings, he expressly did not want himself to become idolized and made into an object of worship and mere ritual, but rather he wanted his teachings to be only the starting point of ongoing critical investigation, practice and dialog. As far as I can tell, both have happened.
Personally, I don't know a whole lot about what's written in the bible, for example. But I don't find it hard to imagine that Jesus might have felt the same way about his teachings as the Buddha did.
So my questions are:
1 - Do you know of any concrete indications that Jesus in fact did or did not feel that way?
2 - In your view of christianity, would you say it is only idolized worship and mere ritual, or ongoing critical investigation, practice and dialog, or does it have aspects of both (and to what degree)?
3 - Why would you say that is, and would you say it needs more (or less) of one or the other?