That's because Siddhartha categorically denied being a "god", though that hasn't stopped most of his "followers" from treating him like one. lol What have gold encrusted statues, stupas, dagobas and viharas have to do with practicing mindfulness and compassion?<quoted text>
Only religion I really can say I would like is Buddhism....Never heard anyone killed or tortured in Buddhas name...
See what humans do?
Such things are far easier that actually following the teachings.
Besides, saints and gods are FAR more convenient in niches and temples where one can ignore them when one feels like it.
The best way to kill an idea: Build a large gravestone to it, but call it a "monument", a "temple" or a "church".