Why do Christians get to cite individual passages, but Atheists are lectured for taking it "out of context?"

And most of the time when you go through the context, it really doesn't add anything at all... it might be about Jesus walking through a city street drinking water or something like that. It is usually either that, or the person reading the passage decides to decree the passage "allegory."... show more And most of the time when you go through the context, it really doesn't add anything at all... it might be about Jesus walking through a city street drinking water or something like that.

It is usually either that, or the person reading the passage decides to decree the passage "allegory." Admittedly there are some who simply accept the passage for what it is. Those people appear most often to see God as a giant mystery box and have no desire for rational answers to things concerning the bible or God.

So basically I'm asking: what's the problem with humoring an atheist with a question related to a specific passage from the bible, or is it that atheists should just highlight the passage and paste the entire bible surrounding the passage into the question?
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