Christianity advocates killing your neighbor for working on Sunday as well as killing homosexuals. Judaism shares many of Christianity's Old Testament teachings. Islam advocates for the slaughter of infidels. There are Bhuddists in Myanmar right now that are incredibly violent because of religious doctrine. Greek mythology has a lot to do with the violent wrath of the Gods. I could go on.
@Texas14 Does Buddhism explicitly preach violence against religious minorities (not to justify the persecution), how are you sure that it's the religion of Buddhism at fault for said violence and not the fault of the Burmese who are actually engaging in the persecution? I'm no Bible expert so I can't really comment on the BibleHub link. I can't take a word seriously from the trash site "thereligionofpeace.Com" (Numerous and *blatant* factual errors made about Islam, other people have pointed it out endlessly, so I can't make a comment on that). Thirdly, was Hellenism used to justify any religious violence in ancient greece, that does not make the religion inherently violent.
@utherpenguin, you can double check those quotes if you actually read the holy books. The point I'm trying to make is that virtually every religion except Jainism has been used to justify violent acts.
Christianity and Bhuddism have both been violent. Sure, most of the teachings of Bhuddism are peaceful, but like I said earlier, there are Bhuddist monks in Myanmar today that are commiting atrocities in the name of their religion. Christianity, however, straight up advocates for violence. There are quotes that advocate for killing homosexuals, killing your neighbor for working on Sunday, condoning and even advocating for slavery. There's also violent stories where God does violence himself such as performing abortions, flooding the world, etc. How can you read the Bible and still maintain that Christianity is nonviolent?
Violent Buddhists do not follow their religion. All the "Christian" teachings that you say are violent are actually ancient Jewish laws. According to Christianity, these teachings should not be followed.
If Buddhists are violent in the name of Buddhism, that does not make Buddhism a violent religion, especially considering that violence contradicts the religion's teachings. Also, I'm not saying that Christians shouldn't follow the Old Testament, but the teachings of Jesus contradict its violent aspects.
Christians should value the teachings of Jesus over the Old Testament because Jesus is the founder of their religion and the foundation of its teachings. And how does loving gay people mean you have to allow them to marry?
@Texas14, No idea where you got that, but I'd bet from some lunatic organization. Probably the same type of organization that would have the world's largest human rights violators in charge of maintaining human rights.
@Texas14 Not to get all pessimistic, but the UN Declaration of Human Rights has no weight behind it. Every country breaks at least one of its "rights" and it has no relevance in legal disputes. Its a nice sheet of paper, nothing more.