I once wrote to no interest of anyone a satirical sketch about whether Becker would become a religious icon some day, and whether a religious tradition would form around him as a "martyred" leader.
One of the typical features of the development of religions is how the followers split into different "schools." In Christianity, one finds Catholicism, Orthodoxy, and Protestantism, and after that a thousand splinters and denominations. In Islam, one finds Shia and Sunni and again many splinters. The same is true of Hinduism and Buddhism and their various incarnations and schools.
Taken from the Ernest Becker Listserv Discussion Archives