Tis hilarious to me the number of Christians that pick and choose as well. The ones that don't think love your neighbor as yourself is important, or love your enemy, or these things and more you shall do...tons of quotes that many wish to ignore...I am not alone.
But I think there are alternatives other than 'a literal reading of all the Bible' and 'pick n choose what suits me.' We can't read the Bible without interpreting it. The question then is, how do we interpret it. Muslims and Baha'is interpret the NT in manner very different from Christians, sects within Christianity have different interpretations.
But, I have to agree with Thomas that if you strip away most of the main doctrines you just don't have full Christianity.