Given that so much of the bible is subject to a single words meaning... like "accompanied," isn't it subject to huge assumptions and misinterpretations given that it is translated over centuries?
aside: I honestly wonder what Christ would think regarding what has become of his legacy? Don't you think that way too much attention is paid to him and not his teachings? His teachings hold sway with me but everything from the crucifixion on reek of man made churchdom.
Have you ever heard of the Jeffersonian Bible? Below is a description, but basically Thomas Jefferson took the New Testament and removed all of the parts with miracles, magic etc and stuck just to the teachings of Christ. -It's worth checking out. I wish it were more widely adopted amongst Christians and that the crucifixion and resurrection weren't a part of it all.
Done with his official work for the day, Thomas Jefferson sat in the new presidential mansion in Washington in 1803 and opened his Bible--not to pray, but to cut. He scoured the text for Jesus' greatest teachings, sliced out his favorite portions, and glued them into an empty volume. He called it "The Philosophy of Jesus." That book was lost to history.
In 1819, he started over and created a new version called "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth," commonly referred to now as the Jefferson Bible. This volume was kept largely secret and passed among Jefferson's relatives until 1895, when it was discovered by the librarian at the Smithsonian. In 1904, it was published by Congress.