Richard Simmons is real; Jesus (specifically the biblical version)... not so much
Richard Simmons seems to accept people for who they are and show them genuine compassion; feel free to disagree, but Jesus always struck me as a condescending prick
Richard Simmons' message is about fitness and good health, not religion/ daddy issues
Richard Simmons' message makes its own profits from willing payers; Jesus' message is spread with the aid of fear, guilt trips, and tax exemptions
Richard Simmons himself actually recorded and clearly demonstrated his message in an unambiguous way; Jesus... not so much.
When I picture Richard Simmons, I picture a man full of life energy and joy; when I picture Jesus I picture a man beaten down and dying on the cross (sorry Jesus, but your PR firm sucks imo)
Dolfin shorts and Swarovski crystal tank tops? Hells yeah! That's the outfit of a man who knows who he is!
Richard Simmons has a great sense of humor
Jesus can walk on water, and that's pretty cool, but Richard Simmons can fly
I rest my case. Richard Simmons ftw.