Well-- since the bible pretty much contradicts itself all over the place?<quoted text>
You are right. Paul was called out on his bullshyt when he said he was devoted to Ayn Rand when Ayn was an atheist who preached complete selfishness as something ideal. Ryan later denied saying that.
The reality is that conservatives are false Christians, cafeteria ones, who only listen to the bible when they cause it to support their bigotry.
Are not **all** modern christians, guilty of picking and choosing?
Indeed-- they **all** are-- without a single exception.