The bible as a book should bother you. It makes my brain scream. Because...people believe this horseshit happened. I'm terrified of that fact. I both worry and wonder that there are three demographics in this country, based on polls, who actually know both their text and other religious text; and they are:
2)Mormons (or LDS if we're gong to accurate)
I'm mortified that most people posturing to be Christians haven't a damn clue what that means. It means you believe in the old testament. Wholesale. Because if you don't believe in the bible or at least some piece of alleged Christian text-- be it the gospel of judas or mary or joseph or the book of enoch or the apocrypha---wholesale then your religions is man-made. If you do believe in the bible then you have to accept this lil' gem as doctrine, duet. 22:28-29 And Jesus never once--and I have read the bible very extensively---has never said that law was revoked. Never renounced human slavery and rape. Never said a single word against the bible's homophobia in Leviticus 18:23 or Leviticus 20:13. Neither did his apostles save for Paul, who claimed to be appointed by Jesus. He said plenty in Romans 1. He outright condemned homosexuality.
And people listen to this illiterate garbage. A lot.