The Bible is simply mythology. All civilizations want to know how the world came into being and the meaning of existence. To explain these things, myths arose. I believe in Zeus, etc., as much as I believe in the God of The Christian bible.
To those who say that the Bible is the inspired word of God, I say that He did a mighty poor job of explaining what he expects of us. Why is the message not crystal clear with all agreeing. Instead we are left to interpret parables and believe bizarre miracles. I cannot believe in a god of strangeness demanding animal sacrifices and the god of wrath demanding horrible deaths, stonings, cutting off a limb. I find it hard to care about a god who invented hell. And I am supposed to fall on my knees and worship this god? If i do not worship him, I am doomed for eternity! Can't someone invent a God of Love?
By the by, God gives the measurements of Noah's ark in cubits (?). A cubit is the distance between an adult's elbow and tip of the finger, generally 18-inches. Most Hebrew scholars believe the cubit to have been between 17? -21? inches long. This means that the ark would have been 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high if the 18 inch cubit was used a large task for Noah!. How many million, including the dinosaurs, could a boat hold? Every animal will board in twos. What about the dinosaurs, numerous and huge? Absurd.
Virgin birth, raising the dead--absurd. Garden of Eden and a tree of knowledge? Eve created from a rib? The world was created about 6,000 year ago? Absurd.
These are the imaginings of people in an unadvanced civilization and were written years after Christ's death in a language few understand and whose translation can be suspect. Remember Oral Roberts, who spoke with God, and God was as tall as the Empire State Building? Imagine what his followers might write about him ninety years after his death. Imagine him living 6,000 years ago.
We now have more advanced science to explain things. Ignoring science, including psychology and evolution, is an enigma to me.
Anyone believing in a literal interpretation of the Bible puzzles me.
"When I do bad, I feel bad. When I do good, I feel good. That is my religion." --Abraham Lincoln.
"There are two sins: harming others and harming our planet." --Leo Lemmer