Must you? Let me re-word the sentence, so that your mind is not stifled by the stumbling block of a poorly chosen word:
"My methods for hermeneutics and exegesis, while not perfect, are very good. It was through these methods that I finally arrived at being a Young Earth Creationist. So, George, if I have to sacrifice my hermeneutics and exegesis, I might as well give up being a Young Earth Creationist!"