There has been a lot of talk here lately about Christians and Jews. here is a short sketch of my views on Christianity and Christ.
IMO Christ did not come to found a religion, although it was inevitable that his followers would organise themselves into what would become the various factions and sects that is the Chrstian religion.
His descent, passion and resurrection was a turning point in the evolution of the Earth. It was a turning point in the transition from group consciousness to individual consciousness. His prescription was one that anyone can follow whether they are Jewish, Muslim, atheist, Christian, agnostic or whatever other human invented category they align themselves with.
To truly follow Christ one only has to do as He asks:
John 13: 34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
Matthew 5: 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;.
Very easy to say, but the hardest of paths to follow.
Evolution is a path towards individual conscious freedom. The problem is that humans now bear the responsibility for the future outcome of the direction that evolution will take and it is much easier to follow selfish desires than to love unconditionally.
The latter is something I aspire to but fail miserably to live up to.