Says RR. I could find a thousand christians who would offer a different interpretation of just those few verses, let alone the whole bible.<quoted text>
"In the beginning..." was written for all.
"For God so loved the world..." was written for all.
"Lot's daughters became pregnant..." was a story, not a commandment.
"Any man that lay with another..." was not a commandment to all, just to the Levite people.
"Kill the witch..." was a specific law to the Israelites of Exodus, not to everyone.
This is the problem with people that read the bible 'cover to cover', they oy read it once and they only read it literally. They don't bother with any kind of context in any scripture that they read.
I think this is why there's atheists, they're biblically ignorant and purposefully stay that way.
There is no final authority on what it "really means," there is no arbiter on what is for whom and how to separate allegory from historical retelling - the whole book is simply a mess. The sooner you quit with these mental gymnastics the sooner you will realize why atheists in fact do exist - we are capable of reading the many holy books with an objective eye, and all of them are completely ridiculous.