Jonathan Drake: you don't want the bible to be the word of God and nothing anyone says will convince you that it is.
And how do you know that? Are you a medium? You know nothing about what I want. You presumptuously (and completely wrongly) say that I don't want the Bible to be the word of God. How dare you! I spent over 40 years trying to convince myself that the Bible is the word of God. I overlooked all the inconsistencies, the things that just outright seem wrong, the crazy stuff (for example, the Garden of Eden account, the flood, Samson), the ISIS-like slaughter of innocent humans and animals, the poor wording. the issue of canonicity of books, etc. I slaved and suffered for 30 years as a JW promoting the Bible even though I always had issues with it. I desperately wanted to settle all the issues I had with it and thought that if I did what the Bible says, the issues would be resolved. They were not. The opposite occurred; they grew in number and intensity. I begged God hundreds and hundreds of times to help me get my questions answered. Either he did not help me, he didn't have the ability to help me, he doesn't exist, etc.
Even now, I want the Bible to be true. I desperately want a solution to all the suffering and injustice in the world. I'm still open-mindedly giving the Bible a chance, but, to me, the evidence against it seems strong.
And just to educate you a little bit, the fact that I referred to the Bible as "the supposed word of God" does not mean that I don't want to believe it or that I'm closed-minded and stubborn and will never be convinced that it is the word of God. You lack comprehension.
Just as because Saul wanted it to be Samuel and so he believed it was Samuel and so it was
Your writing is unclear like that in the Bible. I suppose you're trying to say that I believe that since "Saul wanted it to be Samuel and so he believed it was Samuel, then it must have been Samuel." If so, you're wrong. In the Bible account, it's not just Saul who refers to the supposed entity as being Samuel; the narrator (the writer of the book) does, too.