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
Assuming I accept your arguments that there is a God, it is still a huge leap for me to therefore cut off my son's foreskin, avoid clothes of mixed fibers, and give 10% of my earnings to Pat Robertson.
Do you hold to classical Darwinian evolution, or punctuated equilibrium, or something else and why?
can science disprove god
Who is Jesus in Islam and how does he compare to Mohammed?
How is the trinity monotheistic?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
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