We all know that faith cannot be proven to the satisfaction of secular individuals such as yourself.
It is like the wind or gravity, you can see the effects but you cannot see either the wind or gravity themselves.
I think if you were to look at the effects of the various religions in the world you would find that they are all doing good. Yes, there are some religious fanatics who misinterpret their faith and yes there have been many wars and killing over the years.
However, if we are to look TODAY at all of the faiths of the world and say, "Are these various religions good for our society?" I think that we will all agree that the vast majority of people who are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddist, etc are good people who want to help others and are a positive influence on our society.
The teachings of all of these faiths is to love and respect each other.(Something this forum could use a dose of)
You will point out radicals in various groups that are killing people and before you do, please look up what the senior members of their faith say regarding their actions. You tend to paint a group with a very large brush when one member does evil.
Again, I will say that it is nice to see more and more people starting to back the "respect others" side.
The problem is that when you say things like,
You can follow blindly whatever doctine or dogma you like, just don't try to force it on me through laws and legislation.
You fail to recognize the fact that many of your beliefs are imposed onto others by the current laws and proposed legislations. You can't have it both ways, saying the the right can't legislate morality but the left can.