1) The "bible" as we know it, was translated, and re-written, by the English. (hence the "King James Version")Does everyone know this?
2) Because it was "translated" and re-written, it may have areas which may not be completely correctly translated.
3) With that being said, I am a Christian, and due in large part to being very liberal, I believe that all that I do, is within the confines of the Bible and biblical teachings. Some of the bible is litteral, and some is not. Which parts? God only knows. LOL LITTERALY! LOL