>Not very familiar with the OT, are you? It's okay. The majority of fundamentalist christians aren't.
Actually it seems to be quite the opposite. They love the OT, and for the most part the Pauline Epistles, for those books help them rationalize and justify what vile, hateful assholes they are. They do cherry pick them of course. The Gospels on the other hand they will use to win over converts, because they tend to be extremely manipulative, and the message of the Gospels, while by no means perfect, does come across as being nice, and full of hope more or less. Once a person is sucked in by all that peace, love, kindness, and charity horse shit, they will be kept in line by being beaten over the head almost non-stop with the OT and Paul's most deranged and antisocial teachings. Classic bait and switch.
The Book of Revelation is hit or miss for them. It's got the Hellfire, and damnation vibe going for it, but it is a largely metaphorical text which is open to a very liberal amount of interpretation, which could backfire and give the flock the impression that they should actually try to think deeply about any of this shit, and reason it out for themselves.