Don't you see that when you use man-created words called scriptures, as though they came from a god ... you ARE claiming to speak for a god???<quoted text>Interesting. However I tend to let the word of God speak for me.
When I studied the bible, I never used the scriptures as though a god inspired men to write them ... as I didn't believe that a god DID inspire men to write anything whatsoever.
You have allowed your ego to use words in a bible to in turn try to manipulate others to suit your own "frame" of mind concerning what the words mean to you.
That is what keeps the right-fighters fighting. And that is what caused all the torture and killing.
If you don't stop using those words to harm others, no one can do it for you, and the onus is on you.