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The majority dictates what biblical principles should be emphasized.

To be fair, the majority don't know what's in it. They've never read it all. (Not Bryan and Paul, but most people.) I have been to several denominations' services, and they are all structured where a speaker tells people where to "turn" in the bible to passages to make whatever point they are trying to make. These passages are often completely taken out of context and unrelated to each other, but they construct some moral teaching from them.

Needless to say, they skip EX 21. That's why if you tell a person that the bible describes proper ownership of slaves, and rights of inheritance thereof, they think you're lying. They've never seen it, never read it, and likely won't believe you. If you can get them to look it up you may devastate their worldview. Like the young theist I was told about, who upon looking it up could no longer believe.
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