Every time I talk to a non-believer, they reference several things that they think make their argument stronger.
When I talk about what God says for us not and not to do, they bring up things like "God tells us not to shave our heads," to which I say that God was speaking to people like Moses and the principal of faith comes in; if you follow God, no matter what he says, then great things will happen. (The passages referenced are found in Corinthians, around chapter 11)
How do I explain that God is often meteorically talented (if and only if I'm right here), and that sometimes we don't need to take EVERYTHING he says literally?
How do I tell if he is telling something that should be taken word for word?