Yeah iolo, dan makes a good point that I seem to have omitted. It is funny that you should choose Lenin as an example since his death was not only revered by many as a noble sacrifice to the cause but also brought about a great number of what you would call martyrs. Partisan movements in many eastern european countries followed the example of the bolshevik revolution... people died gladly with Lenin's name on their lips and his cause in their hearts. Of course we all know the disastrous consequences it all had and what a big flop the dream of a communist utopia turned out to be, but that doesn't make those people's sactifice any less sincere.
I am from Bulgaria, I know first hand how those particular martyrs were revered before the regime changed. Of course the revering was mandatory then and enforced by a corrupt and oppressive regime, but there were and still are true believers in the religion that is communism here in my country.
So with giving us this example, I don't think you have furthered your point any and made any kind of coherent case for the uniqueness of the death of Jesus and the attitude of his followers toward it.
Another greatly revered historical personage comes to mind too... He lived and taught some 500 or so years after Jesus and HIS martyrs have been somewhat of a hot topic in the last decade. The followers of his teachings also currently number almost as much as your guys and are slowly but steadily catching up. His name is Mohammed. :)
So bottom line: People believing a dead guy to be alive - not unique to Jesus. People willing to give their lives for this or that ideological leader and their sincere belief in his teachings - not unique to Jesus in the least!
What else you got?