“I respect the fact that you are Christian and love your Church...”
I disrespect the fact that you say I love my Church, as if a denomination was all that I was defending.
“I can read a passage in the Bible and interpret it anyway that fits my argument.”
You can try your luck, but only the words of the scripture can prevail.
But you dont seem to think that the scripture passage about Christ provding Peter the “Keys to the Kingdom” which essentially established Peter as the first Pope as valid?
Because it doesnt fit your narrative!!!!