Now that we have stepped away from the JW faith, how do you feel about the bible itself?
Ridiculously outdated book that people claim it's sacred or something.
What about those awkward sections of scripture? How did you rationalise or justify those sections?
They aren't "awkward". It is just downright stupid to adapt a book that was written thousands of years ago, and interpret by the we we live, think and see the world today. To make a good analysis of the content of that book, one has to put it in context, meaning that you have to understand the way humanity at the time it was written, in the area where it was written, perceived the world.
I don't care for its content, can't care less about what it says, so I don't rationalize anything, not even when I was supposed to like that book.
What is the most troubling section of scripture you have come across?
Depend of what perspective are you analyzing that book. What I find troubling is people still pretending that the bible has some value today. The value it has is exactly that people give to money. Without people thinking that the bible has value, just like money, it would be just printed paper.