Well, not to get too religious here, but:
The Bible is not the end-all, be-all source of all wisdom and understanding for all people in all circumstances. It was/is inspired when written, but was still penned by human hands that were attached to a fallible human being. (Please, I’m not in the BBQ Pit or Great Debates. I’m not interested in arguing this–only stating what I’ve learned.)
What I believe to be spiritually right and wrong is based on my interpretation of the Bible, and those who disagree aren’t always WRONG. Interpretations differ, and they change in time. Religious respect, I suppose, is an accurate summary of that.
God is bigger than the boxes my previous fundamentalism put Him in. He will always be bigger than my present faith–I can never “know it all” and thus tell other people they’re wrong. I say this because I am now living a life my “old” self would condemn. The irony isn’t lost on me. Hmm, I guess religious humility is another aspect I’ve learned (and am learning).
That, and my body is not as grotesque as I always believed it was. Brian is wonderful for that (and so much more!).
“Me fail English? That’s unpossible!”
“English? Who needs that? I’m never going to England.”