The article was about 12 common behaviors and attitudes that are better left alone. It was not an article about religion. It made a, yes, passing remark about Jesus. Had I written that article I would not have sought a way to shoehorn a hobbyhorse about religion; I do think it’s all silly I won’t deny but I don’t got out of my way to offend religious people; some of them are moved by Chrisitianity to be good and kind people and I wouldn’t want to take that awat from them.
For him to make that passing remark about Jesus was rude and distracting, as you see that many of the responses are about that one mention instead of the twelve habits.