Then I have to argue some religious scripture are so interpretative that it’s just not useful.God only teaches that which is beneficial to us.
Scholars and leaders have been the cause of wars and bloodshed for political purposes and divided religions.
Yet, it's still in the Bible. What you are doing here is calling superiority from one religious belief over another. Most religions, especially aggressive ones, do this. I argue that actual evidence, not belief, is superior. Faith will always have its place in society, but it fails immeasurably when it conflicts with evidence.Slavery was not introduced by the Bible or any Holy Book but is an ancient practice which the Bible sought to regulate as did the Quran. Baha’u’llah has officially abolished slavery in His Holy Book.
If everyone had your worldview, I'd like to imagine no one would have a problem with religions. Similarly, I don't see atheists/agnostics argue against Buddhists; though Buddhists aren't telling people what to do, judging others or going on some holy crusade. The problem with your view is that you're telling people how they should interpret their religious scripture. Whereas, atheists, among their number of criticisms, are comparing religious scripture to real world values and consequences. Atheists don't impose belief upon others, but you do. Atheists will question actions, not enforce beliefs. You can practice any religion you want as long as you aren't causing any unnecessary suffering. Therefore, if you interpret religious text as peaceful and inclusive then I admire that. Consider however, your desire for people to believe what you believe is many, many more times intrusive and oppressive than desiring people not to inflict unnecessary harm on another human being.Today we have the chance for world peace and to focus on reconciling our differences is productive & the most noble and worthy goal of man. We all agree that violence and war have been detrimental to human progress so we should all be striving for a better understanding of one another and to establish a permanent peace between east and west.
Let’s focus on how we can contribute towards the peace and reconciliation of people. That is the calling of this generation, to bring humanity together.
I ask you then, with your peaceful mindset, how would you deal with the Islamic mentality? They get extremely offended when people question Muhammed and even show images of him. And they enforce apostasy and blasphemy laws in their countries. How would anyone be able to question their interpretation of scripture?