I believe that too many people read the bible and take it too literally. They read the passages and the ideals and think 'I have to do this in order to live a good life and get into Heaven.' Which is far from the truth, I view the Bible as more of a mythology of Christ and God, just like The Iliad and the Odyssey: Stories and tales that give an example of what it is to be moral and just, and what it is to be corrupt and sinful. It's more of a guideline than a book of law.