AgnosticAtheism hits the ball out of the park on this one. Go to his wonderful site and watch the video clip from The West Wing that illustrates more than I could about the immorality of taking the bible literally when the bible was never meant for such purposes. The Dr. Laura-like character and other so-called Christian “Psychologists” use it as a weapon of anger and hate rather than as redemptive or inspirational document. With it, they hope to shape the world into their twisted version of “paradise” without the messy business of treating every human being with dignity or respect. Until Christian progressives can manage to wrest that weapon from the hands of fundamentalists, it’s best not to use the “tool” at all. But then again, why should we turn and kiss the very tool of our destruction as it delivers the final blow?