So many denominations, so many doctrines, beliefs and arguements over translation.
The bible is an ink blot, in that it is massively interpretable and call me crazy, but I believe that is entirely by design. Look at how Jesus taught, he taught by way of drawing out the heart of his listeners, rather than the intellect, he made them reason for themselves what was right. Jesus took the law of moses made up of 300 practical laws, and replaced it with a very malleable and undefined law, to love God, and love your neighbour. The interpretation of that law told the hearts of the receiver. Has much changed? the bible does the same.
So many interpretations? you're darned right there is, after all, for whatever life path that you want to follow, there is a denomination that will interpret Gods will for you, allowing you to live life as you please.
When it comes down to it, if you look at the principles
set out in the scriptures, they can only be mistranslated if you try so very hard, most religions merely excersise their right to ignore them.
Even if you get all of the details wrong about Jesus, God, armagheddon etc, if you practice the principles you learn, I would imagine God would be quite proud, however with too much emphasis on details and doctrinations, doesnt that suggest we are missing the point? Most people's issues with many religions are it's intrinsic hypocrysies, and often entirely unchristian ways of life.
I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ
Is belief really all that is needed to be saved? If we all lived purely by the principles in the bible, rather than fighting over the detail, would we not be living the utopian dream?
I imagine with our current batch of christians it is highly unlikely