Robert McElvaine, author of Grand Theft Jesus, a book about the "hijacking" of Christianity put forth an interesting case about how many people claim to be Christians in order to advance their own political or personal agendas. But during his interview on News Talk Online on Paltalk.com he aruged they really aren't following the true teachings of Jesus.
It reminds me of the old Yiddish theater bit. The son buys a yacht and invites his parents on board.
"So Papa," he says to his father. "Look at me. A regular captain."
To which the father replies, "Son. To me you're a captain. To you you're a captain. And to your mother, you're a captain. But to a captain, you're no captain!"
The discussion during the show indicates that many people have their own view of Christianity.
Maybe we should leave it at this. Whatever a person's personal faith belief is just that. Personal. And nobody else's business.
To McElvaine's larger point: if you really want to follow the teachings of Christ, (or any other religious leader for that matter), study what he had to say first. You may find that your perceptions don't necessarily always match the reality.