I'm not sure I understand what you are saying. What is unfortunate? Why is it unfortunate? You said a lot but I couldn't find your point. I'm sorry.
On perhaps a related note...
I think to be accurate, there is no such thing as "Buddhism" or "Buddhist". There is only the Buddha, his teachings, and those who try to implement those teachings. In conversing with people form other religions, it is often convenient to refer to those teachings "Buddhism" and those that try to implement those teachings "Buddhists" but there is some measure of inaccuracy in that.
I don't, however, find it unfortunate.
Yes , your observations are accurate .
Buddhas never refer the laws of dependent origination as theirs to be . The laws of cause and effect are eternal .
It is a deep discovery that they make , and share it for the benefit of countless beings . I am sorry , please forgive me for the inappropriate use of the word "unfortunate" . Unfortunate in a sense , it limits , the genuine universal appeal that the shinning gem of Dhamma is all about.
Its like this , Mother Teresa, firmly believed in a self , yet her actions went on to show that she was much beyond the shackles of a self. On the other hand , I firmly do not believe that there is a self , yet my actions are still very base and ignorant , going on to show there is a , long long way to go ahead ........ the dictates of our living makes all the difference.....
am just a very ignorant wayfarer , who has much to learn.