How Ever You Study The Bible….
….whether it be on face value, filtered through your particular faith, or taken apart word by word so that it can mean almost anything you like, know one thing – it’s still not true.
Arguing over which interpretation of the Bible is correct is like arguing over which is the ‘real’ Star Trek – Original series or TNG? Or whether the woman who played the Oracle in the Matrix in the first two movies was the proper Oracle whilst the replacement actor in the final part was the ‘Anti-Oracle’.
You can study any myth, legend, or fiction in any way you like, but it will never alter the fact that it isn’t real. You can appeal to ancient sources as much as you want, it doesn’t matter, it’s STILL NOT TRUE.
Still, if wasting your only life with the study of myths and fairytales makes you happy, go for it, just don’t expect anyone else to want to join in.