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
Why does Jesus say he will reject all those who believe in him as Lord in Matthew Chapter 7 Verse 21-23?
Does Allah let people who are not perfect into heaven? If so, what is "justice" and how is "morality" defined in Islam, if immorality is ignored?
What is Takeyya? Is it okay for Muslims to lie?
Does your faith or worldview have a specific stance on abortion? What is it?
Answers: Atheist, Christian
Your god, in his own holy book, admits to having created evil (Isaiah 45:7). Why then should I worship him?
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