Please don't think for a minute that I'm in favor of organized religion. Quite the opposite really. The Christians in the 1st Century had the right idea, meeting at personal homes to encourage one another (or for safety) and pretty much just living their lives without bothering anyone. I don't personally believe that religion needs the structure that is in place today. Many people have taken the words of all the Apostles and used them to their own ends, blatantly ignoring how things were done in the 1st century or making stuff up to support their own ends.
As for believing in the Bible. When I first got out of the JW's I didn't stay a Christian as I tended to compare every denomination against the JW's. For a decade I stopped practicing Christianity altogether, but eventually I came back. I realized my problem wasn't with God, but with his followers. His followers had manipulated the Bible for their own ends and even though I read the Bible and compared what it said to those who tried to interpret it, what I found was I didn't need anyone to interpret it for me. I let my pride go and finally after not praying for so long, asked for forgiveness and insight.
I personally feel that the best way to come to know God is first by not reading the Bible. Go outside, look around, investigate evolution, look at other paths and see what they have to offer. I did this and I found by and large that the "proof" of evolution is no more a fact than what people choose to believe. The Radio Carbon 14 dating that scientists love to use is somewhat flawed, considering it takes an estimated amount of time (no one really knows as no one has lived long enough to witness the event) for an isotope of carbon to break down. There are holes in the theory of evolution say some and some agree it's completely factual.
Some quantum mechanics mathematicians will swear up and down that quantum mechanics supports the idea of intelligent design, whereas others say it doesn't.
All in all it comes down to what you believe.
For myself I came to the realization that I didn't need religion to believe in a Creator. I know enough about engineering, mathematics and such to know that evolution isn't correct (that is my own opinion and not a commentary on what anyone else thinks) and that life didn't happen by chance, nor that life is continually evolving. Mutation and adaption isn't evolution. Mutation is the physical change an animal undergoes, while still remaining in the same species. Adaptation is an animal doing likewise, although the process is less than perfect. evolution by definition is one animal changing into a completely different animal. A fish evolving into a human because it decided somehow it wanted to. For thousands of years humans have wanted to fly, yet not a one of us have ever begun to grow wings.
I'm not condemning anyone else's beliefs. We all have free will to choose what is best for ourselves. My goal is to share what I know. If someone accepts it, that's fine. If they don't, that is fine with me also. It is not my intention to convert anyone or lord my knowledge (or perceived knowledge) or anyone else. I can't make you (nor would I try) believe something you don't want to believe. I share what I know and leave it at that, this is why when I see that a discussion is going nowhere, I no longer comment.
I have very different views from the WTS. I believe that once someone comes to a knowledge of God and his son Jesus, they can throw their Bibles away, as the Bible is meant only to bring a person to them. Once they have what they need, a tutor is no longer required. I keep mine simply to refresh my memory. I talk about the Bible only in the interests of sharing what I believe to be true. If you don't agree, it's your choice. I'm not trying to force my opinions upon anyone.
Peace Be With You,