Why do religious radicals seem to ignore the teachings of the religions they are so fanatical over?
Whether you're talking about radical muslims killing non believers, or radical Christians bombing abortion clinics, etc... Why do the radical believers cherry pick from their doctrines reasons to kill those who think differently? I'm not extremely well versed in the bibles of both these religions, but everything I have been able to research has shown me that both Jesus and Muhammad taught about peace, not murdering those who think differently. I grew up Christian and am constantly disappointed with some of the things I see people doing in the name of Christianity. I also have many Muslim friends who seem to echo the same sentiment with Islam. Why do the radicals always justify their hatred by claiming it's what their God wants, and why would anyone believe that when the dogma points to the contrary?