1) Jesus brought a new covenant, so yes we ignore the stuff from the old testament.
2) Jesus was using a metaphor. There are tons of them in the bible (did you know the Kingdom of God isn't literally a mustard seed?! Huh!). You'll notice also HE brought the (metaphorical) sword. He did not give it to his followers, and he never used it. He strictly forbade his followers from using the physical sword.
Now tell me how many people Mohamed murdered and crucified? This is the horror of multiculturalism: you cannot tell the difference between christianity and its exact opposite islam.
Because of this, the Mohammedans, who do not give a shit about your whiny multicultural bullshit will behead you and rape your women. I'll be fine though. Even in ISIS lands they're not killing Christians so long as they pay the jizya.
Some talk of tithing at my church, but no hate hating gays. I'm Catholic. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Nuance is important.
Good thing Jesus never said either of those things. But keep believing everybody else is stupid and you're so smart. You could try reading the gospels (they're pretty short) so you could at least have an idea what the story's about. You won't though.
You forgot that one important factor: Islam. Of course you can't even say it because the official religion of the US is multiculturalism, the belief that "no beliefs" is the One True Belief and that all other beliefs are both inferior and equivalent. Hence, no one can ever say "just maybe, wrong and stupid christians don't go nuts because their book says "love your enemy" but muslims do because their book says "slay the infidels.""
Instead we're just going to sit around while muslims keep killing people and then tsking about how the problem is "religion."
I don't recall reading or hearing about non middle-eastern engineers joining jihad.
So, Vi or Emacs?
I find it odd that a scientist can't tell the difference between the questions asked by science and by religion. And the fact that only an idiot thinks they have all the answers.
As an engineer, once you start applying engineering principles to society, you recognize the New Testament as the greatest piece of social engineering ever. Once you start analyzing a beautiful machine, you get to understand the engineer who made the machine. Then you go "oh..." and start heading back to church.
How many slaves can you buy for $15 mil?
Mommy, what happens to your files when you die?