I do not understand how fundamentalists do not see how they filter the Bible. They look for the tidbits that they want. They say the Bible is to be believed and not interpreted. However, when you show them passages that is contrary to their believes, they interpreted them.
For example, there are passages that support abortion. One where God commands that it is okay to kill a woman carrying an innocent child. Another where a man may take his wife who he feels has been unfaithful to a priest and that priest can give a harmful substance to a woman with a child.
Exodus 21:22-25 which state:
22. And should men quarrel and hit a pregnant woman, and she miscarries but there is no fatality, he shall surely be punished, when the woman’s husband makes demands of him, and he shall give [restitution] according to the judges’ [orders]. 23. But if there is a fatality, you shall give a life for a life, 24. an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, a hand for a hand, a foot for a foot. 25. a burn for a burn, a wound for a wound, a bruise for a bruise
Exodus 21:22-25, which reads:
“When men strive together, and hurt a woman with child, so that there is miscarriage, and yet no harm follows, the one who hurt her shall be fined according as the woman’s husband shall lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. If any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.”
“O daughter of Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!” (Psalms 137:8)
Most of these examples are taken from this article: http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org/articles/bible.shtml
I am not saying abortion is right or good. I’m just saying that Bible contradicts itself. As if people writing the Bible threw in some of their own beliefs. I don’t think you can defend these passages without interpeting them, but aren’t we suppose to take it as the word of God period?