Every religion has questionable teachings. EVERY religion. Whether someone interprets them as right or wrong is up to the individual. thats like saying "my sword is sharp but i dont cut people with it, But his sword is sharp and he looks scary because i know nothing about him so i'm assuming he cuts people with it." if you don't get my analogy i dont care.
Just to clear things up i have studied other religions. And concluded my opinion i posted above. not all scriptures have stuff in them about great massacres? That's absurd. It's almost guaranteed that every religion DOES have that somewhere.
Religion will always have extremists and fundamentalists. EVERY religion. It's just that the media tends to only show the religions that they want so you don't hear about it as often as say... Catholicism.
Whether you choose to be ignorant or not to the fact that your religion doesn't always bring forth 'salvation' is up to you. The thing that surprises me so very much about religion as a topic, is how people can be so close minded. The reason i used that analogy up there is because it's about prejudice. Have you grown up in an islamic based faith? Do you know everything there is to know about islam? And yet you used them as an example like you knew. I can tell you quotes from every scripture of almost EVERY religion OUT OF CONTEXT and prove to you that every religion looks bad if you don't know enough about them. I'm just stating my opinion and your'e stating yours. I'm not attacking you so i apologise if it feels like that.
I suppose it would be easier to agree to disagree, while i understand where you're coming from I still hold a different opinion. It was interesting hearing from a different perspective though.
I judge the religion by what it says in it's religious text and by the people of that religion whom I come in contact with everyday. I still hate religion, though.
I don't the message should be 'don't judge a religion by the bad people' but 'don't judge a religion by who the minority is'. Obviously, if a religion is mainly full of extremists, then people are going to judge the religion in that way - and I wouldn't blame them.
But see, if a religion is full of extremists, then that is not a religion, that's a cult. You did understand the message I was trying to send about not judging a religion on its minority, who could be giving that religion a bad or simply inaccurate image.