There is a popular cartoon floating around the internet this week that says:
If Christians pick and choose only the good parts of the Bible… didn’t they already have morals prior to reading it?
This is a point that Christians and other theists seem unable to grasp. Either you believe and follow the Bible – the word of God – in its entirety, or you pick and choose. As soon as you pick and choose, you have created your own morality. How do you create it? How do you decide as a Christian that you will ignore the parts of God’s Word that condone slavery, misogyny, racism, homophobia, etc.? How do you make the claim to be smarter than God?