Jesus is often considered to be some kind of moral genius or amazing moral teacher. Many atheists will say how much they admire the morality taught by Jesus before criticizing some other aspect of religion.
An honest reading of the New Testament Gospels doesn't really put Jesus' morality in such an amazing light.
Most of the things that He teaches are completely unoriginal and were explicitly taught before Jesus came about.
The few things that He does say that are new are pretty silly at best.
Anyway, I wrote a new article that argues against this notion that Jesus is some moral genius:
Let me know what you think!