Plenty of religious folk understand the Bible as what it really is — an allegorical product of a different era used to contextualize this wacky world of ours and implement some reason into the chaos.
And then there are the people who think of it as the infallible and eternal word from high above. They like to pick out specific phrases as cultural weaponry to prove society’s wrongdoings.
You know the type. They say gay marriage is wrong because the Bible tells us so.
They might do well to follow this simple flowchart to remember some other words of wisdom from God’s best seller: