Was that meant to be hurumph, or are you trying to get it on???
The following is completely off-topic, but I'm pleased to share, since you ask:
My take on the bible depends on what part of it you are talking about. Don't forget that it's actually a compilation of 66 books, rather than merely one. It also misses out a pile of Apocryphal and Pseudopigraphal writing and histories.
The often-used quote from 2.Tim.3:16 refers to the Old Testament, IMHO, and more specifically to the Law and the Prophets, and possibily many (if not all) of the Psalms.
I've grown in appreciation of the Psalms, since I left the borg. Psalm 119 seems to describe a good deal of human experience (including mental meltdown, if you read it all in one sitting ).
I think that most of it was a genuine attempt to explain what had come into people's subjective experience (like John's description of his visions).
I think the same can be said for the historical bits. I certainly wouldn't be so quick to disregard them, merely because there are conflicting contemporary writings. Like any historical documents, they ALL need to be examined carefully.
I think that portions of it can be taken allegorically, even as esoteric wisdom.
Word of God:
I have had quite a number of "supernatural"(tm) experiences with the bible(s), where it's fallen open at a page and a specific verse has almost leapt off the page at me, in DIRECT answer to a question I was asking in prayer. I guess some would say that that makes it no better than Urim/Thummim, or Tarot cards. I personally believe it is far more efficient due to it's far more expressive dialog.
If God is using it to speak to us, then maybe it is a matter of belief, but it's been effective (even astounding) in my life. I can't find a scientific explanation for it.
Rules for life:
A lot of the moral code is just common sense, especially for the time in which it was written. Much of it isn't especially original, given Hammurabi, but I think the Sermon on the Mount is pretty special (Matt.5,6).
Can I get back to my popcorn now?