As the saying goes, we are all unique, just like everyone else. I don’t think Jesus was any more unique than other religious founders or religious figures.
For one, Jesus’ promises can be tested and proven false. I may have already made that claim, but it bears repeating.
Matt. 21:22 And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
Matt. 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
I know for a fact that Christians have the same limitations as atheists do. There are NO special benefits to being a Christian. In fact, the New Testament has Paul saying… “If there is no resurrection, then we are to be pitied the most”. Modern Christianity takes after Paul more so than it does after Jesus.
And, secondly, Jesus made a false promise. He said, on multiple occasions, that he will return before the generation of his hearers will pass away.
Matt. 24:32 “Now learn the parable from the fig tree: when its branch has already become tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near; 33 so, you too, when you see all these things, recognize that He is near, right at the door. 34 Truly I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Matt. 16:27 For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and will then repay every man according to his deeds. 28 “Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom.”
Modern Christian inerrantists, claim that Transfiguration was that ‘coming’, but they miss the bolded part. Jesus was clearly talking about a coming in which he will ‘repay every man according to his deeds’! Nothing of the sort happened at the Transfiguration!
And there is the mini-comission
Matt. 10: 5 These twelve Jesus sent out after instructing them: “Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the Samaritans; 6 but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. …
Matt. 10:22 You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. 23 “But whenever they persecute you in one city, flee to the next; for truly I say to you, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel until the Son of Man comes.
Much of the New Testament epistles talks about Jesus coming quickly, and being “right at the door”! That never happened, so atheists are on good footing for disbelieving Jesus. If there is a final judgment (as the New Testament claims, and there is no reason to believe it’s true), I think I’ll be on a good footing by pointing out false promises as a reason for disbelieving.