For me, I traded in my "publisher record card" for a "freedom to think for myself" card and it has been glorious.
Not that it is easy, in fact it can be bewildering, so many opinions.
I have learned to steer clear of any "reaction" type stances.
By that I mean people who did believe in God but got so hurt by the witnesses that they now dont believe there is any merit to anything religious or any religious writings.
My "freedom of thought" card entitles me to "act" not react. I refuse for my new belief system since leaving the high control JWs to be a mere reacting to my time there.
So I am throwing the curtains open and letting the light pour in.
I do not have any idea if there is a god of some definition or not. There does seem to be an order to nature that I deeply respect. I am eager to learn more and will see where that takes me.
As for the Bible and religion...
as people, we keep what works. I think the bigger question is, what need does religion meet in people? Why do they search it out? Create it if they have to?
The Bible, I got a tremendous light bulb moment listening to Jordan Peterson lecture on the archetypes of the Bible and how the people presented as individuals in the book, are really composites of what societies were dealing with at the time. Its well acknowledged that the Proverbs 31 woman was a composite of qualities, not a single woman. That is most likely true of most of the Bible. I think that applies to the "Cain and Abel" story and others. A way for people to grapple with their feelings in certain situations and to form the all important communal societies and social groups for their time.
Building on the wisdom of thousands of cumulative years is smart to me. I accept that there is wisdom in all the ancient writings, not just the Bible.
What I dont accept is a small (or big) religions ability (or right) to interpret that wisdom or try to make rules out of it for me.
I have read that in some places, yak milk with blood added is a delicacy. I can see that. People took what was available and used it and got a good result.
I dont live in a time period or an area of the world where that is relevant to me but I can understand it and respect it.
My "Yak" illustration is an overly simplistic way of trying to make the point that I want to understand my world and how we got to where we are by letting it unfold its revelations, not by letting anyone force labels and explanations on me.
I will either figure it out or I wont. The most important thing to me is I will not be letting go of one apparently good (the jw view) viewpoint that was faulty to grasp quickly at another. One that may be faulty over time too.
That is how I personally plan to use my freedom card for me.