I've been reading this thread with great interest. I've also watch the videos posted on here entitled "Who Wrote the Bible?" and bookmarked the you tube page for further watching. I, like the man in the documentary, was also taught at a young age to believe that the Bible is wholly inspired by God and 100% accurate. I must admit, like the man in the video, there are times when I have had some doubts. While I still believe in the Bible, and especially in Christ Jesus, I have to wonder why it seems like there are some passages that became null and void within Christian living by the first century C.E.. What about some of the passages that are becoming 'null and void' today (such as ordaining women pastors, etc.). It would seem that the only timeless teachings are the teachings of Christ Himself.
I remember in college a Philosophy professor telling us that the creation account of Adam and Eve were a myth. He also told us that a lot of the traditions in Christendom today came primarily from the roman emporer Augustus (which by the way is also a JW teaching). I remember in art class, I was reading about a painting that dated back from around 10,000 B.C.E.. When you consider that Adam was created around 4,000 B.C.E. you have a little conundrum and the best way I was able to reconcile this is the possibility that Adam wasn't created in around 4,000 B.C.E. but was instead around much much earlier in time.
It seems like the more I try to get at the truth, the more I find myself having more questions than answers. I used to ask myself, "What if modern man wrote the Bible?" By that I mean the human race having the intellegence and technological advancement that we have today. How will the Bible be written if the events of it were filtered by the prism of the kind of scientific knowledge that we have today? What would the destruction of Soddom and Gomorrah look like from the perspective of modern man? Would it be God pouring out his wrath, or would it be simply meteorites raining down on that city? What about the great flood? Worldwide, or only covering the fertile cresent (as has been suggested)?
In the end, though, it would still make more sense for me to believe rather than not believe. I guess, in the end, I find myself quoting another poster who said this, "It is better for me to have questions I cannot answer, rather than answers I cannot question."