Have any of you guys heard of Jesus?
Christianity is a peaceful religion, it has just been used by people who are not and totally twisted into something it was never meant to be. In the Bible Jesus preaches love and understanding, it is human beings who have chosen not to listen to him. God is not at fault for our mistakes and the religion of Christianity should not be blamed
Christianity is based on the person and teachings of Jesus, the Christ, who was and is a man of peace in the best sense of the word. Note that does not mean all his followers or those claiming to speak for him were or are people of peace. It does mean that Christianity has over the centuries brought more peace into the world. History is complex and it takes time to find out what is the influence of a movement. Christianity is one of the oldest religions, and has been a movement for peace overall.
We kill no one, our God died for each of us.
My answer in response to http://www.debate.org/opinions/polls/is-christianity-a-peaceful-religion2 is it depends. DEFINITELY A YES FOR PURE CHRISTIANITY, because JESUS was a peaceful man that never touched a sword and prayerfully submitted to execution. He only had 3 years to teach his followers to do the same and they did so for 300 years and got killed in large numbers and yet pure Christianity survived following its early martyrs Stephen, Peter, Paul etc. This is a miracle. On balance Jesus did cause offense and division and prophesied destruction, but this is only a passive form of offence that admittedly has caused ideological division which others have used to justify physical violence. After 300 years Christianity has gradually changed wherever it became a state religion, got mixed up with power and became compromised or corrupted. For compromised Christianity my answer is DEFINITELY A NO - SECULARIZED CHRISTIANITY IS NOT ITS FOUNDERS TYPE OF CHRISTIANITY. Fortunately many individual Christians nowadays live PURE CHRISTIANITY again.
Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Spanish Armada, Catholic Vs. Protestant terrorism in Ireland, Burning "witches" at the stake, Catholic antisemitism influencing Hitler, Bombing abortion clinics and stem cell research labs, Banning condoms in AIDS-ridden Uganda, Encouraging genital mutilation and rapes by "Hyenas" in Africa, ALL of these things have been done in the name of Christianity. Christianity has historically been extremely violent, and continues to inspire violence today. There is no such thing as a "peaceful religion", as some members of every major religion have committed violent acts which they never would have dreamed of committing were they not religious.
All religions have dogma making them indistinguishable from any political organization. There are even Christian political parties and, despite the Tea Party claiming they are secular, all of their members are fundamentalists!
The Crusades unholy war to slaughter Muslims, the Inquisition unholy war to slaughter Jews, the violent anti-Semitic message from the founder of the Lutheran Church (which, centuries later, was the inspiration for Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution"), the Conquistadors unholy war to slaughter Native Americans, the Salem Witch Trials and the ultimate culmination of the Lutheran founder's call to Christians to slaughter Jews and take their things: Adolf Hitler. Islaamic extremists are working hard to catch up, but thus far they have spilt nowhere near the amount of blood as the Christians.