I used to think that.Jesus on the other hand is a different story. I can't say definitively whether the man Jesus, the person, existed or not. Maybe he did. If he did, there's no question he was a very, very good person and serves as a model, or a guide, for goodness in others. I tip my hat to Jesus' teachings, as I understand them.
Did you see these?
Do you still think that Jesus is very, very good now, or that he should serve as a model? Aren't you already just as good as he was? How does he outperform you on the goodness scale? Would I be worse off patterning my life after your moral values than Jesus'? I'll bet not.
What aspect of Jesus' life was exemplary?
Where does Jesus explain how to love, or demonstrate it? Sure, he talks about it, but where does he teach it?