At what point do Christians stop obeying, word for word, what the Bible says? One passage most Christians don't follow is , 1 Cor 11:2-16, regarding head coverings for women in church. There are some churches (power to them) that do follow this tradition but most do not. Paul clearly states that women must have this head covering, yet it's a section of the Bible that is easily dismissed in most of the circles I've been apart of. The most common argument I've heard is that, "That was a cultural thing and it doesn't really apply to us now."
And in fact, this argument lines up with one that I've heard from a lot of non-Christians with regards to disobeying the Bible in its entirety. They argue it's outdated, it was written two thousand years ago, our culture is much more progressive now, etc. It has sections of it that are great, are used in weddings, but a lot of that hoopla is just not for the modern folk anymore. Obviously, applying the argument to this degree is not something that the majority of Christians agree with. But where is the line to be drawn? It seems like a very weak argument to say that part of the Bible can be flat out ignored in practical application but all the other stuff needs to be followed completely and in its entirety.