We hear it all the time and I found myself using it also when what we really mean is that the comparison is huge. But in the depths of my little pea brain, this little voice kept calling me to reason. I have a fellow worker who says I think too much and he is likely right on spot.
Anyway, what finally came to me (it was probably that little voice again) and what I now say when I have some cognitive presence of thought (see the redundancy thread) is "there is no contest."
Jesus is THE life,