Welll, here's the Bible's description of the "riot" in Athens.
Acts 17: 32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, We want to hear you again on this subject. 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.
According to the Bible, Paul caused a number of riots, notably in Ephesus and Jerusalem. But not in Athens.
Paul preached and people rioted.........bottom line.
Your “lets all get along to get along” falls flat...bottom line.