I am writing a long-ish post on religion that might not end up anywhere interesting. But in the meantime..
It is testament to the propaganda skills of the Left that no matter how violent its actions, or socially divisive and hateful its rhetoric, left-wing politics is still viewed by many people as being morally superior to anything offered by the Right.
It is testament to the propaganda skills of Jesus and his followers that no matter how violent their actions (cutting off the ears of slaves), or socially divisive (“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.”) and hateful their rhetoric (“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters–yes, even his own life — he cannot be my disciple”), Jesus’s politics is still viewed by many people as being morally superior to anything offered by the priests, scribes and Roman authorities.