Your mostly not like this but ..........................
Plenty of religions all claim that their holy books somehow came from God or are approved by God. They all are delusional and mythical, sure. But the Bible is a particularly poor work if you are looking for more than entertainment or intriguing literature. The Bible must be a terribly poor source for any reliable information about God. Even if you are tempted to take it seriously, all the contradictions and confusions are embarrassing, even by religious standards. Christianity couldnít help but remain disorganized for all these centuries, with every denomination and church trying to force the poor Bible to fit some creed or another. No wonder Christianity can conjure up a unified faith only towards an utterly mysterious God. Iíve long been skeptical about whether ďChristianityĒ exists, but thatís a story for another time.
There is no original Bible to look at, and not even any early single Bible for reading. When the difficulties of translating the original Greek into Latin or English are added to the situation, it is impossible to avoid the judgment that human transcription and interpretation thoroughly pervade the many different Bibles that Christians read today. Christians have forever disagreed about their Bibles Ė many denominations have split over and over again because of arguments over the exact text and best translation of the Bible. If Christians canít even agree on what the Bible really is, nonbelievers have every right to be skeptical that we are even talking about something real.
If a Christian declares confidence that the scriptural Word of God is correct, the immediate response should be: which Bible? A Bible that no one can read? One of the early manuscripts? Which one? Which later edition and translation? Christianity does not seem to have ďA Bible.Ē If Christianity cannot even identify its Bible, how could anyone else?
We can see how there are many, many books called the Bible in print today, but I have stopped assuming that anything like ďThe BibleĒ is real. There is no such thing as ďThe BibleĒ.