The problem with religion in general is that is not meant to be in reality taken literally. Do you think we should going around killing people over their leanings on anything?
In recorded history all Abrahamic faiths have gone through periods of violence, repatriation and restriction. Cytino has cited in many cases the issues of Islam as a violent religion, its only violent in certain areas because of the culture that evolved from. However that is no different from when the Hebrews first came to Canaan and wiped out the other tribes that lived in that area, or the Christians and the Crusades.
Every faith, philosophy and concept has its weirdies that think its there way or the high way.
Do good in your life, respect what you have and do not suppress others for their views, thoughts or for who they are..."