Whole Sort Of Genl Mish Mash
I understand your frustration, but I disagree with your suggestion that the philosophical and theological disciplines do not overlap. Granted, I'm just not seeing much of it here, but I do think they overlap. They did for Keirkegaard, Aquinas and Locke, right?
Don't you think getting mired in minutia is futile?
For example, arguing that Buddhism and Christianity teach the same thing by citing similar passages attributed to Buddha and Christ is pointless because, looking at the big picture, Buddhism and Christianity are different religions, with different practices and, largely, have differing doctrines of the natures of man and God. That's like saying a Ferrarri and '03 Corvette are the same because they both have sparkplugs.
Regarding translations of the Bible, any translation of any text from any other language is bound to loose some of the original emphasis or effect. Koine Greek, grammatically, is much different from English and sometimes the original meaning, often obvious in the original language, gets obscured in the translation. If this causes you a problem, then go learn Koine Greek and teach the others the errors of their ways. This is what separates argumentation from objectionism. Incidentally, the former requires more work.