I don't think the bible advocated much of it
Well now you don't get to make assumptions that I'm just an angry person that hates WT and doesn't know my bible, as you did with other atheists there at the top. So perhaps you will consider me qualified to make this argument. There will be no invalidating baby/bathwater assumptions here.
Your above comment is dead wrong---not spoken from a place of anger or ignorance---but from a place of deep research. It advocated all of it, and it's time to stop pretending that those that think so are ignorant or angry. Stop pretending that we are merely focusing on the negative, as you seem to only want to focus on the positive. Taken as a whole, positive and negative, the message and the law is very brutal by today's standards. And there would be no real anger there, as you like to point to the anger as though there is absolutely nothing to be angry about, how could this affect anyone, kind of attitude, except that we are judged by and forced to live with many of the concepts of this ancient, unenlightened, culture.
That's where the anger comes from. Dismiss it if you like, that doesn't matter to me, it simply makes your assumptions wrong.
Genocide, rape, stonings, women-hating, ethnic cleansing---this is all advocated by the bible. Jesus did not disagree with the law. He read from the law. He modified things, but he did not criticize what had come before. He basically said it was right for its time. And perhaps it was, if it came from a purely human place. But because you want to claim this came not from humans, but from a god of love, wisdom etc, then we get to hold it to a higher standard. We don't hold it to human standards, because most Christians don't. Before Tec jumps on and dismisses this---yeah, yeah, Tec, we know, you go directly to the source. The source you learned about from the bible. The source you will quote when it suits you, and dismiss what does not suit you.
CA, you can't see it. I get that. I know how that works. You can read about mass killings, horrible injustices, unequal laws and somehow filter that through and see love, forgiveness, wisdom and so forth. Yet if I were to read it while hiding the source, you would see. You would be appalled.