Hey Silent,your last line says,"making the world a safer place."
I was wondering,where have you been for the last 6000 years of mans existence?How many more years of chaos,greed,suffering etc do you need to see......
Eccl 8:9 Man has dominated himself to his own injury
Making the world a safer place has nothing to do with religion. The reason there's so many problems with things like that is because of bad education and bad economies. Religion is not something that needs to be forced upon people for the world to be safer. Teaching children from a young age that ALL people, regardless or religion, skin color, gender, political beliefs, sexuality, etc., are people will the same rights as everyone else. People justify their actions because too many people normalize racism, sexism, homophobia, and the like. Even religious groups often contribute to that.
If you want religious references for helping make the world better, Matthew 7 completely supports what I said.
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use it, it will be measured to you."
Regardless of the fact that I'm an atheist, I just quoted a Bible passage. I respect all religions. I respect all people as long as they do not disrespect the rights and beliefs of others. That is the type of attitude that we need to teach and accept in order to have a world where everyone can live happily and safely.
We need to stop judging people for being different. If we were a more accepting society, the world would be a better and safer place. I stand by that 100 percent.