Not as much as people would wish. Even if we simply evaluate the story of him as it's told, regardless of whether or how much of it is true, he falls short of many other moral heroes. He commands people to hate (Luke 14:26), engages in physical violence (John 2:15), teaches awful things (Matthew 5:28, Mark 3:29, etc.), damns innocents to hell (Mark 16:16), and fails to condemn slavery or champion democracy or education or political rights for women. Just for example.
Is Jesus a moral exemplar?
The Atheist Perspective
Dr. Carrier, you stated that "all numbers exist" in an infinite quantity, and that something "that has no location exists nowhere and what exists nowhere does not exist". Where exactly do numbers exist (in infinite quantity no less)?
Who was Cain's wife?
If Muslims find Moses to be a prophet of Allah, and he was the leader of the Jews, and Jesus, a Jew, to be a prophet, why are so many Muslims in opposition to Jews and to Israel?
What's an easy way to demonstrate that Atheism is false?
What do you think of the death penalty and why?
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