The Bible needs to be taken as a guide line with general rules and metaphors for us to live by.
If we did nothing else we would live by the Golden Rule which is the same in at least 21 religions that I an aware of.
Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
If we all did this we would see an end to war murder all fighting etc.
Some things I know to be true and others i just believe.
I died for several minutes in 1984 and had an OBE in connection with the NDE so I know there is more after this life is over.
I also know that we can have Hell right here on earth, because I have lived it, when I let things others did get to me until I remembered that Christ Jesus died for my sins and made it possible for me see there is more out there for me if I trust in him and not let the sins of others affect what I do and feel.
A Priest and a Pastor who refuse to celebrate in the joining of two hearts have missed the point of Christianity and are judging rather than embracing it with the love Jesus would have.
I am not extremely religious, however I consider myself to be Spiritual and open to most everything.
We need to read the Bible and always ask what is it saying, because it's not to be taken work for word or we end up Radicals. Also I believe the New Testament was created as a reform because if you have read the whole Bible you know there was a major shift in attitude from the old to the new Testaments.
One used threats and intimidation and the New uses Love and welcoming to gain compliance.
Sorry to go on so long but this is what I believe.