Jesus was a great moral teacher???
Dawkins heaps a lot a praise on Jesus:
I mostly disagree with the credit he gives Jesus...
If there actually was a Jewish Rabbi that gave many of the sermons recorded in the NT, it was likely he borrowed much of his material from others, like the Essenes, without giving them credit. Taking credit himself and his 'Father'.
The motivations that he says people should have for being moral always boil down to heaven and hell. There is no emphasis on building a better world because this world will soon pass away.
His moral standard of 'love your enemies", "turn the other cheek" and "give to everyone who asks" are impractical in the real world and therefore of no value except for philosophical discussion(aka mental masturbation).
His followers greatly exaggerated stories about his life and therefore had no real desire for truth.
He encouraged people to become like a child in there quest for answers. To believe just because someone tells you or it's a nice fantasy.
He teaches that having faith is more important than the actual impact of one's actions.
However, what I do give Jesus credit for is exposing the phonies and hypocrisy of most religious practitioners...
He condemns prayer and charity done for public show and tells people this should be done privately. This shows how phony Christians are that promote prayer in schools and public displays of religion.
He angrily throws out the money changers from the temple. Condemns people that use religion to make money or gain power.
“Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.” Seneca