Most organized religions claim that they are religions of peace. This, however, is not exactly the case. In the Talmud, the Bible, the Qur’an, there are many phrases that endorse violence against those who do not conform to their ideals. To this, the response is: “Those phrases are not meant to be interpreted literally.” Be that as it may, it is not difficult to find instances of these religions accepting violence. For example, the Crusades, the violent expansion of Islam and the terrorist movements, but that is not all. The violence of the Spanish inquisition is another example, or how about this: 31:15-18
10 They burned all the towns where the Midianites had settled, as well as all their camps. 11 They took all the plunder and spoils, including the people and animals, 12 and brought the captives, spoils and plunder to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the Israelite assembly at their camp on the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across from Jericho.
13 Moses, Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the community went to meet them outside the camp. 14 Moses was angry with the officers of the army—the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds—who returned from the battle.
15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people. 17 Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Then one might say: “Those were outdated words and actions.” Nonetheless, this does not change the fact that these are clear acts of violence, additionally, the slave trade is another good example. Then some will say that slavery is prohibited and then point to Exodus 21, and then additionally state that the bondsmen were more like workers with a contract than a slave. However, this is not the case. The bondsmen had to endure any violence, so long as they did not die or lose their vision, however Ephesians 6: 5 states: “Servant, be obedient to those that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart as unto Christ.” Timothy 6: 1 states: “Let as many servants under your yoke count their masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.”
There are instructions for masters to treat their servants well, but in the end the only proper treatment of slavery and indentured servitude is its abolition. In conclusion, the only true religion of peace is Jainism, and one can be religious and peaceful and moral, but they must then look at their faith and scripture and choose what to follow and what not to follow.