Mamaduck, you are pretty right on.
There have been many teachers throughout history -- I do not think Jesus was and will be the only one. The thing that has always gotten me down about organized religion was the need to "convert" others to the church's way of thinking. I mean, missionaries "spreading the good word" to third world nations and ancient aboriginal tribes have caused so much harm and suffering.... it is not up to Christians to "know the mind of God" and to tell people that they need to convert or be damned. They are, then, judging other people and the way that they choose to live their lives... and doesn't the Bible mention that men (something else that kinda irks me, all that "Father" and "Man" and "God" stuff, that patriarchal crap that keeps women subservient) should not pass judgment on one another, that it is ultimately up to "God"?