Why are Christians allowed to pick and choose?

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    This thread stems from my misunderstanding of how many Christians take some literal interpretations of the bible but not all. Why is it reasonable to comb through the bible to pick and choose the areas to believe? For example, I often think of Leviticus in terms of the current gay marriage debate. I feel that most of the things in Leviticus are not followed by modern Christians, except its rhetoric on gay relations. Why do Christians feel so strongly attached to some parts and ignore other parts? I realize this is not a conscious decision, but there seem to be a denial of how rigorously Christians follow their bible.
     
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    No one is perfect.
     
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    That's true of course and I didn't mean for it to come off as bashing.
     
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    You expect Muslims to be perfect.
     
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    Well, it is one thing for a group within a country to acknowledge dislike for an aspect of the system and choose not to take part, but it is a different story entirely when that group infringes on other people's chance t take part.
     
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    You're still misunderstanding. One does not "comb through" and "pick and choose". One reads the ENTIRE book, and deals with it in the context of the ENTIRE book. Certain things about the Old Testament - NOT the prohibition against homosexuality, in case you're wondering - are later made obsolete in the New Testament.
     
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    What the hell are you talking about?
     
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    He was replying to sky dumb ass with her defense of Muslim murder and gay bashing.
     
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    The individual is entitled to his or her own illumination of conscience by the divine, and as such as no inherent power to "pick or choose" for others.
     
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    What about working on the Sabbath? Was the law against that every made obsolete in the New Testament? If so, chapter and verse please.
     

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