Thomas Jefferson considered the Gospels untrustworthy so he created his own gospel by taking scissors to a copy of the New Testament.
I fear Jeffersonian techniques are alive and well among many modern Christians who don't literally cut passages from their Bibles. They simply ignore them.
Some do this because they don't want to be bothered by facts that disagree with their lifestyle. Like naughty children, they plug their ears and sing "la la" while the teacher gives instructions.
Others ignore passages because they've been taught by clever teachers who've replaced the cross with the couch (2 Timothy 4:3-4).
I expect atheists to disrespect Scripture in order to hold on to their faulty conclusions about God and life. But it's far more troubling to encounter professing Christians who've "written" their own gospels.
We must hold fast to the truth, and in order to do this, we must learn and accept all Scripture, not cut and paste (2 Timothy 3:16-18).
Smithsonian: Jefferson Bible