There's no getting around it. Since the beginning of the Followers of The Way and later Christianity, There has not and is not a Christian in existence who doesn't: 1. Take some of The Bible literally (very small percentage, actually) 2. Simply discard some of it, altogether 3. Interpret the vast majority of it in the way they are most comfortable with or in a way that suits their agenda - be it spiritual, political, violent, judgmental or whatever. Anyone care to dispute or simply discuss this fact?