Concerning the various outcry regarding my last post: Being perfectly honest, if you don't accept Jesus as the Christ, then he had relatively little impact on the actual Church bit. As was mentioned, it was his successors, especially Paul, that made Catholicism as we know it. Seriously, look at the teachings of Christ and then look at the traditions of the Catholic church. They're not mutually exclusive, but its clear that there is a large gap of intermediary doctrine that has to fit in between.
If you were to look at modern Protestantism, yes you would find a great deal more of Christ in there *
than in Catholicism.
And Christ was not a revolutionary, almost at all. He was only seeking reform within the Judaic church *
, much more like Thomas More or Erasmus than Tyndale or Luther.
The works of the latter inspired actual revolutions. There was essentially perpetual war and mutual persecution between the two new factions after the split, and while Luther claimed that he didn't do it on purpose, there is a lot of evidence to suggest he only said that for the funding from the upper class.
What did Jesus do? Walked around for a bit, telling a bunch of people to stop taking certain books so damn literally. One of the greatest philosophers ever? Of course. But revolutionary, not so much.
But this is off-topic.