Yes, exactly. I see it as a noble project for its time, but its model cannot accomplish its aim. It only works for the sort of hierarchical religious system with clearly defined authority roles. It assumes only certain "special people" are preselected to tell us truth, and that their word is the final word. This works for keeping ethnocentric, or religiocenteric cohesion, but not much for true spiritual growth beyond that. This works only for those who are religiously still at the place where God is external to us, not yet the Light from within which unfolds subjectively and guides us into Truth.Still there are those folks who have had far less exposure to the wider world views, and retain their older subconscious connotation. So originally I'm guessing the Bab, Baha'u'llah, his son, and grandson, most likely had this limited view, hence the 'manifestations' reflected that. Only later, with better world wide communication, did they learn about dharmic and other faiths. But then, unable to change the model, because of the infallibility syndrome, they just added us (dharmics and others) to the existing model. But as we have seen it doesn't work.
To me the Goal of religion should be each individual's Enlightenment. But if you are ever 'beneath' the teacher, or the prophet, you will always and ever remain a babe, dependent on them to show you how to think and believe. That works for a while, to guide and train, but it has to be surpassed at some point. Their injunction to question everything, conspicuously does not apply to the prophet himself.