Fester says: If you read through it carefully, you can separate the wheat from the chaff and pick and choose which parts are loving, peaceful, humble and instructive, while other parts are just plain egotistic bullshit.
Fester, this is what Martin Luther believed, preached, promulgated. What was the result? Instead of one "true" Catholic teaching we have thousands of denominations each being led by the Holy Spirit to disagree with their equally convinced brethern!
In short: Chaos!
The entire problem with the Bible is that people are only too willing to put whatever tasty spin on it that suits their fancy.
There is no "there" there.
The presupposition that NOBODY who is Christian is willing to examine is that there is an Absolute Truth contained in the Bible in the first place.
The facts demonstrate this is certainly a conceit.
There are writings based on stories constructed to appear to be ACTUAL quoted conversations between God and man and man with man.
Those literary constructs have led to a world of hurt when interpreted as real!