Jesus, unlike most responsible American citizens, appears to do no work and is accused of being a glutton and a drunkard. He is presented as jobless, propertyless, celibate, peripatetic, and socially marginal. He is disdainful of kinsfolk, without a trade, and a friend of outcasts and pariahs.
He is adverse to material possessions, without fear for his own safety, careless about purity regulations, critical of traditional authority, a thorn in the side of the establishment, and a scourge of the rich and powerful.
Terry Eagleton: Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate