God did not demand any murders. Poor people did, enslaved people did, greedy people did.
You totally missed that point. You're only seeing your point not mine.
Dunno, I'm pretty sure God is demanding murders. He's got many teachings and commandments asking people to do exactly that.
"Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel."
"You should not let a sorceress live. "
"If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives."
"A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death."
"Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death."
"All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense."
" If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. "
"A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death."
"If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord." When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through."
"But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst."
"Then I heard the LORD say to the other men, "Follow him through the city and kill everyone whose forehead is not marked. Show no mercy; have no pity! Kill them all – old and young, girls and women and little children. But do not touch anyone with the mark. Begin your task right here at the Temple." So they began by killing the seventy leaders. "Defile the Temple!" the LORD commanded. "Fill its courtyards with the bodies of those you kill! Go!" So they went throughout the city and did as they were told."
Here's a pretty good one:
"Cursed be he who does the Lords work remissly, cursed he who holds back his sword from blood. " - Jeremiah 48:10
That one pretty much says, "if you don't kill for the Lord, then you will be cursed" or "if you do his work badly, you're cursed", if I was a Christian who believed it to be true, would it be greedy for me to kill or would it be self preservation?
This one is of course old news, as Babylon no longer exists, but it's still God commanding people to murder for him.
"Go up, my warriors, against the land of Merathaim and against the people of Pekod. Yes, march against Babylon, the land of rebels, a land that I will judge! Pursue, kill, and completely destroy them, as I have commanded you," says the LORD. "Let the battle cry be heard in the land, a shout of great destruction".
I'm not sure how I've missed that point. You're suggesting greed is the cause of 'bad' religion and yet, I am seeing plenty of motives that don't require greed. Believers will follow the word of God out of love and fear too, the big problem however is when people intepret God to be a mean sonofabitch. There's a lot out there to drive somebody to that conclusion. These people may well be interpreting it wrong, they may be deluded, but it's not greed the drives them. There are other human flaws out there to choose from. 'Fear' is the common one I tend to see in religion. With the heaven/hell complex you do have 2 main motivations, one is to better your life (thusly, enter heaven) or avoid damnation (thusly, not enter hell). When you get quotes that can easily be read as "kill or be damned", it's hard to suggest these people are greedy, simply that they don't want to be damned. For anybody who truly believes that it's like having a gun pointed to your head and being told to kill.
Yet, you still want to hold onto the idea that greed is the source of all evil and that belief is not a bad thing. It can most definitely be a bad thing and other motives exist.