There are literalists who take every word of the Bible as true and factual. Then, there are what I call semi literalists, who take their favorite parts of the Bible as literally true and ignore the rest.
It seems to me, both groups are free to ignore what the Bible says and remain in their faith. If the people during Biblical times did this, it can be done today.
The link tells us the Bible itself, including Jesus, emplored the faithful to ignore what was written. What more encouragement do people today need?
A late editor/owner of the Fargo Forum, John Paulson, once wrote that neighborhoods built after WWII did not need a historical designation because, “there isn’t any history there.” This caused more than one snicker around town because most would recognize history as being written everyday.
Bible literalists and semi literalists both have the same problem as Mr. Paulson. They see history as stopping at some point and we are to cling to notions of morals and faith that existed at that time. Like history, new ways of looking at the faith are written everyday.
Everyone who knows abandonment of the “word” started with Apostle Paul. He thought gentiles could be converted setting aside the law requiring circumcision of baby boys. And, it was.
Some believe the rules were frozen in place. If one could be abandoned, so can the rest.
It is said a god gave us brains. I say use them.