Whenever a batshit crazy Christian commits an atrocity in the name of their religion, like killing a homosexual, the other Christians just say, "Oh, that's not a real Christian; that's an extremist." That statement is more batshit crazy than the batshit crazy dickhead who killed the homosexual. Do the math. If a Christian opens his/her Bible to Leviticus 20:13 and reads the command that homosexuals must be put to death, and then, goes and carries out that command, is that person being extreme? Is that person exaggerating what their holy book tells them? Is that person operating on the fringes of their religion? Or is that person simply following the rules put forth by their faith? Murdering a homosexual, as commanded in the Bible, is not an act of extremism; it's an act of Christianity. The only reason why most Christians today see it as extreme is because it's not an accepted act in modern society; however, if you go back in time to when Christianity's foundational texts were written, 2000 years ago—give or take a few hundred years—then you'll find that it was an accepted act; it wasn't out of the ordinary to put a homosexual to death (or a blasphemer, an adulterer, a witch, an unruly child, etc.), which just proves how archaic and anachronistic Christianity is. The other two Abrahamic faiths could be described the same way. Even today, in the Islamic theocratic countries, things like blasphemy still carry the death penalty; in other words, if you show irreverence to anything deemed sacred, you will be killed in full accordance with the law because that's what the Muslim foundational texts mandate, and that's only one of a plethora of examples of the insanity and wickedness that directly result from these detrimental, deplorable, vulgar, and hate-filled religious doctrines. The unsubstantiated and ridiculous claims put forth by Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and the morals that those religions have established have absolutely no place in the modern world.
Anyway, back to Christianity specifically. . .
The fallacy that I'm addressing, the fallacy that Christianity is peaceful, needs to be obliterated. Incessantly, I hear Bible-thumping Christians propagate the notion that their religion preaches peace and love and peace and love only, which is a notion that is pure, unmitigated bullshit. Anyone with half a brain cell could easily come to the conclusion that Christianity and its foundational texts are emphatically antithetical to anything that could even be considered a medium for advocating peace and love.
Are there a few passages in the Bible that preach peace, love, justice, and egalitarianism? Yes, but those passages are immensely overshadowed by the passages that sanction moral atrocities. The Bible strictly prohibits many trivial and harmless acts like blasphemy, violating the sabbath, idolatry, disobedience to God's commands, homosexuality, cross-dressing, masturbation, fornication—many of which are deemed punishable by death, yet this very same book absolutely condones, endorses, and even orders incredibly awful things like murder (especially on a genocidal scale), infanticide, rape (of both adults and children), torture, war, conquest, slavery, sexual slavery, sexism, racism, homophobia, intolerance, xenophobia, genital mutilation, and several other unspeakable acts that should not be condoned by anybody or anything, not even a god.
The acts endorsed by Christianity and the mentality that it instills in its followers are, in my mind, entirely unacceptable, nefarious, evil-minded, wicked, repulsive, contemptible, and immoral. The Bible is a guide to immorality, a crash course on hatred and bigotry; it condemns the inconsequential and innocuous, yet exalts the corrupt and depraved. A lot of people call the Bible the "Good Book," which is an unsuitable moniker in every respect, and I'm ashamed and embarrassed to be of the same species as those who created, fell for, and continue to fall for the nonsense in that book.