Progress in the physical, biological and social sciences has made life better today for a greater percentage of people than it has ever been before in history. If we had listened to the priests, we would still be praying for help that never comes.Rise in standard of living and advances in science and technology are not being able to solve the basic problem.
Nonsense. Such beliefs transform people into monsters.That is why, unless you have belief in accountability of humans, that does not end with you life, but starts when you die, that is the belief which transforms you from inside.
Then your religion has failed.What is happening in Many Muslim countries is only because people do not really believe in this personal accountability, even though they say it with their tongue.
Are you serious? "Kill them all and let God sort them out" Ever heard it?How can any one who believes in Hereafter will knowingly kill innocent humans?
The god you worship is a monster as well, just like the Christian god.God is Just and He is Creator of Both Muslims and Non Muslims. He will judge and call to account every one.
The world will be better when religion has run its course and begins fading like a brown dwarf.