No one wants to offend, but there is a problem with this treatise.
I give you five stars for a well formulated argument. There is a blind
acceptance of dogmatic thinking that must be redressed. When I
enter the chat here I've noticed a dislike for skepticism. There are
atheists, but the moderators don't want talk about religion. This is the
Problem with all Religion. They don't want to talk about it, if you disagree
with their dogma.
Mohamed died in Medina and rode a white horse into Heaven.
Jesus died and ascended into Heaven on a cloud.
Which is true and how do you prove it?
The current view of religion is not an issue of knowledge of what the facts
are, but of faith of what is believed. The question should not be can you
believe it, but what evidence is there to support your assertion.
Recently, the Children of God announced that Jesus had returned in Brazil.
Well, are you skeptical? You can address your questions to their web site.
But, there faith will not be swayed.
I think your nieve if you think religious violence can be reasoned away.
People will believe anything and blow themselves up.