As an atheist and recovering Sunday School graduate, I love Jesus.
For starters, he never spoke well of religious authorities. His name for the spiritual 1 percent was "whitewashed tombs" rotting corpses dressed in a veneer of paint. I like that.
Then there's his posse, a rag-tag bunch of boozers, prostitutes and homeless people. Jesus claimed that Earth belonged by rights to them, his "salt of the earth." I like that. Jesus was homeless. His McMansion was in heaven, and he told people that theirs should be, too. I like that.