Is religion relevant anymore?

From the King James Bible, I quote Luke, Chaper 19 Verse 27
And the Lord said, ‘But those mine enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring them hither and slay them before me.’”
Now if The Bible is referred to as ‘The Word Of God’, that makes Luke’s quote of what Jesus himself told them a direct call-to-arms, telling Christians to go out and murder innocent people just because they don’t worship the Holy Father. Either that, or I guess I’ve wasted my 45½ years reading, writing and comprehending the English language. Thing is though, what the extremists are doing is taking that same philosophy, but lifted from the Quran, Chapter 4 Verse 89:
Take not friends from their ranks until they flee in the way of Allah. But if they turn renegades, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them
Pretty much says the same thing as what the disciple Luke transcribed, especially when Muhammad himself told us ‘God’ changed his name to ‘Allah’, thus proving my point that Islamists and Christians worship the same God. With that, I hereby declare anyone who follows any kind of ‘religious group’ to be incapable of rational thought!
The questions you want to ask yourselves are,
Does fear of death determine my beliefs?,
and,
Why (or why not)?
What if a bunch of ‘Swifties’ started bombing railway stations and airports across the world shouting “Swiftie-u akbar!“? I’m sure you wouldn’t fill your iPod with Taylor Swift tracks, buy front row seats to every one of her concerts, quote lyrics from her songs every day and spend every waking moment praying for her to perform miracles! Why then do you take notice of either Christians or Islamists, or any ‘religious person’ for that matter, who place on a pedestal an entity or deity that demands those who don’t believe in them be slaughtered?
Wake up to yourselves and understand this as truth: the so-called ‘religious extremists’ of our world are simply murderous, violent and dictatorial people using centuries-old unevidenced scriptures as their excuse to maim, torture and control those they feel are beneath them. This war isn’t about religion; instead it’s about our fundamental human right to live our lives in peace whilst having the freedom to choose who and what we want to believe in!

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