I think it's adorable. We contrive such fragile systems of thinking and then huff and puff about it.
They're not really constructed, so much as they evolve over time. I'm fairly certain there have never been any Jewish carpenters who were able to stop storms, walk on water, and rise from the dead. But I'm also fairly certain at least one Jewish carpenter just kinda said, "Fuck this hammering. I'm gonna preach!" one day. Where that other stuff came in, I don't know. Maybe they did some good drugs. But Christianity didn't come out of thin air, and it certainly wasn't contrived like Scientology or Discordia.
Council of Nicea comes damn close, though.
Point, but that was more of a limiting event than creation of belief, in order to get some sort of consistency. It's a different kind of contriving than what I meant.
The Council of Nicaea's purpose was the codification of the faith to avoid disputes between what were viewed as heretical sects. It was ordered by Constantine because he was sick of the unrest between the different active churches: Apostolic, Arianism (NOT ARYANISM), Monophysitism, Copt, etc. Let's just say that it made the "argument" between Sunni and Shi'a Islam look tame. It was bad. In the end, Apostolic Christianity won out, thus creating the Orthodox church, and the others were labeled as heretical in nature because of the viewpoints on the Trinity and Transubstantiation, as well as the divinity of Christ.
...I know way too much about this shit.