We as a culture value our opinions over the truth. That is because we are taught that truth is in fact relative, and subjective. The problem is that when this ideology is applied to the scripture, mayhem ensues, because the Word of God is just what it is: The Word of God, and when we run into things which are uncomfortable or in disagreement with our held views, we have three options:
a) Bring our views in line with, and bow to, the Scripture
b) Ignore the passage
c) Change its meaning
The Option you choose makes ALL the difference.
Is your soul worth your momentary pleasure or comfort?