Actually Terran, your post is well meaning, but there is something you are overlooking here. This is a support forum for believers in the Bible as the undisputable, irrefutable word of God. What you are suggesting is not compatible with Biblical Christianity, therefore it belongs on another forum. You will say that this is not open minded and that we are speaking out of fear. Fear is the furthest thing from it, and the fact that you feel there is a need to challenge our thoughts is indicative of this belonging on another forum.
There is a Christian debate forum where you can challenge anything you wish about Christianity, and if you want to find like minded individuals, then you may feel at home in the Enlightened Christianity Forum . We aren't "enlightened" here, we only follow THE Truth, THE Light and THE Way = Jesus Christ. Our Saviour, Lord and God.