I think we're all God's chosen people. Best for all of us to just try to control ourselves .. It really works better that way.
The key word here is 'convincing'. Never gonna happen. What the heck do you think ISIS is all about? It isn't working too good for them.
Lets see this has happened before in large scale like hitler and smaller scale jim jones. The outcome was the same for both leaders suicide
There is no 'good way' to control the world, not that it has ever been possible anyway, least of all through religion. Making the pompous claim of being 'the chosen' will surely galvanize every other faith against you. Remember, every one of us is an infidel to somebody.
I think this has happened a few times in history, AH brings up the most recent attempt. It was not that long ago that Hitler ran his attempt on world domination, based on the opinion that the German race was the chosen race.
If "Convincing" is synonymous with "Slaughter those whom don't agree" . . . . Sure.
Fear of death and dismemberment or torture are good motivators for cementing a Myth in people's mind . . . Now, it is Isis, hundreds of years back it was the Holy Crusades, and the Inquisition . . .
Hasn't worked so far, has it?
The problem is that it violates this basic principle:
The human intellect cannot be put in possession of its object by some exterior agent that takes it there. There is for us no knowledge except our own knowledge, no truth except self-acquired truth.
----AKA: You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
(And killing him if he doesn't really doesn't accomplish your objective.)
Follow the money.
In god we trust.
You are the god you seek.