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
What kind of god would give people cancer, aids, epilepsy, emphysema, diarrhea, or any of the other medical problems people get? Why worship a god that isn't good, even if he does exist?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Answers: Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu
Is there a permanent hell in your view? If not, what happens to terribly wicked people?
Is it moral to have sex before marriage? Please justify your answer.
Does any existing Religion of the world allow homosexuality?
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