Welcome to the forum. Good to see many people every now and then that can come out of the cultural-religious indoctrination in order to hold firmly to the rope of Allah. I am studying Rashad's things. I did not accept him as messenger for multiple other reasons including the reason you gave.
Whenever I get into discussion about Islam with sunnis and traditional muslims, RASHAD KHALIFA comes up. They ask me about the removal of verses and if I consider them muslims. I simply tell them, when you dont perform Hajj according to the many verses of Qur'an, when you dont perform Salat according to the verses of Quran, when you don't fast according to Qur'an, when you dont eat according to the verses of Quran, when you dont punish according to the verses of Quran, etc....why do you ask me to call them kafirs for rejecting only 2 verses of Quran ?
Like you, I am challenging myself everyday to better myself and bring peace into my life and the lives that interact with my life.
--------------------- Student of Allah