Most, if not all, of the world’s religions have several denominations or sects as subunits to the main descriptive name. For example Christianity has Methodist, Baptist, etc. and Buddhism has Zen, Tibetan, etc.
Most of the worlds religions also have one central figure whose teachings comprise the core of that religion’s tenets.
The various denominations or sects generally expand upon the core teachings to various degrees, and sometimes completely disregard certain teachings of the central figure. At what point in the departure from the central teachings should a denomination or sect lose it’s right to use the main descriptive name? Doesn’t the addition to or omission of any core teaching detract from the validity of what the central figure taught?
I submit that only the denomination or sect that exclusively follows the teachings of that religion’s central figure without adding or omitting anything should have rights to the main descriptive name.
What do you think?