I see what you are saying about the Bible being God's message, but compromised by man. That makes sense to me, in that there is clear evidence of man revising, editing, and selectively compiling the Bible.
I was just thinking, can I ask you this: you said that Jehovah was fighting fire with fire, to defend his own people. That I can understand, except for one thing - why would Jesus/Jehovah then say that we should "turn the other cheek" when attacked? What was the reason for the change?
Also, I was wondering, why would God have punishments like burning people, and stoning people, to death? Ostensibly, these were not in the defense of his people. So, why such brutal punishments? Or would you consider them to be the "human" part of the Bible - and if so, how do you know?