Salaams Sister, and absolutely correct. Transgression or conversion by force is not the way of Islam.<quoted text>
Out of context, you can't pick and mix sections of the Quran you need to understand it and what it is referring to, for example 8:12
This verse and the verses before and after were revealed about the Battle of Badr, which occurred in Arabia in the early seventh century. A battle in which the pagans of Makkah traveled more than 200 miles to Madinah with an army of about 1000 to destroy Muslims. Prophet Muhammad peace be on him and fellow Muslims had suffered severe persecutions and torture for 13 years in the city of Makkah. And now that they had fled Makkah and found a sanctuary in the city of Madinah, they were once again threatened. The Muslim Army was only about 300 strong. God Almighty gave the order to Muslims to fight to defend their lives and faith. The enemy came to them with the intent to kill Muslims. It was a war to defend themselves and their Faith. It was a war imposed upon Muslims.
This Surah / section of the Quran is speaking about this as above
All that you have quoted are taken out of context of the exact meaning, you can't just take extracts like that you need to understand what it relates to as a whole ... What is written before and after
Really I wouldn't practise a religion which encouraged violence....
Stop being ignorant
Quoting out of context is something very common among the self confessed "rational, agnostic, sitting on the fence, secular pagan atheists" who are somewhat shy to accept the possibility that we are products of intelligent design.
The same people recognise the fact that Lamborghini and bugatti veyron are product of intelligent design.
That is because they may be very modest and humble people unlike us, the arrogant religious people, who have the audacity to "delude" ourselves that we come from the BEST designer and manufacturer EVER!!!!
They believe that they came from humble monkeys by accident and not even as well designed as an old Lada!