@Greatest I am,
I LOVE the way you post your question.
Specific, LOADED with proofs of what you mean and how your reasoning come from. I thought I was thorough, but I never put up articles to back up my premises. Not many people do this, and when I ask that they do, most people here will get angry at you and just call you stupid so a little note for you JUST in case you are rather new to this forum.
I am an atheist, and but foster many views similar to yours; literalists are harming themselves, and religion IMO, is great in what they do for communities and churches do many and volunteer work that is so amazing for humanity as a whole on a utilitarian notion. It is sad how some extremists can ruin such institution capable of good-natured acts.
Beyond our views, I think I have an analysis I have seem to agreed upon, so let me hear what you think.
Though you did not require, I will talk a bit about science, since you seem to run on the notion that science is somehow more superior to religion on some aspects that are not specified, so to further our general understanding of it I'll explain my view of science and the materialistic world.
I was a biochem major, if it was not biochem engineering, it is the next most empirical scientific field there is i think, so I hope this wins my credential in criticizing or analyzing the field of science.
My conclusion is; science is severely limited in what it is capable of, and religion becomes perverted with people trying to logically prove the validity of the bible.
So what do I mean by science being severely limited: everything is empirical. This might be difficult to understand for those people who are materialists and have not really contemplated on what there is to life other than what they see and feel and rather build their entire life, understanding, explanation, and "reality" about the notion of "what I see, is." It may seem that science is everything (since most societies were built by, and for upholding this view of reality; education systems, social structure, morals and values)... but it really isn't, and I am JUST becoming to realize this notion after becoming a philosophy major AFTER a biochem major, and learning about spiritual aspects of humans. But to me, science is one of the most overrated genre of life, and our current life proves it (money driven, prejudice, conflict, corruption, oppression, exploitation, anti-semantic, etc. all for what? they want someTHING. this thing is not love, not harmony, not understanding, which are all not what science was made not to accomplish)
And with religion, what I have found out, is that people try to LOGICALLY and DEDUCTIVELY prove the validity of the bible... can you imagine people making science theorems with beliefs? Science requires pragmatic, empirical data and the purity of this data is what makes a more valid theorem, law or equation. likewise, the beauty of religion, in my understanding is in the spirituality; belief, hope, feelings, mourning, altruism, moral, beneficence. Science should stay scientific, and religion needs to stay religious.
Though I am an atheist, I am actually against some of the scientific approach to life, particularly in the aspect that everything is governed by this; desire, belief, and values. We, I feel, by submitting ourselves to material (and consequently money) we are losing humanity, and religion of all kinds, is desperately struggling to sustain the humane, spiritual side of us which include but are not limited to beneficence (by all to all), reciprocity (of care and love), hope (for a good future), faith (in others). Unfortunately this is severely exploited by the few that take it beyond this level. Which is why, I am assuming, religion persists, because there is so much good that arise from the notion, but meet so much negativity due to any acts that breach this parameter and capacity...
also i will finally apologize that I did not read nor watch any of your proofs (links) you have provided, but if my notion is clearly explored or rejected in any of these links, i'd appreciate it if you can just post the link so I can just beat myself to death.