What Jonah story really teaches
You asked: “Do you think the Bible is worth bothering with? If so, why is that? What about the book of mormon or the rig vedas?”
I have read most of the scriptures of major religions, and found they are all paraphernalia of devotion, designed to keep the flock looking to leaders. Just like we see one or two verses such as Mathew 5:44-48 in the Bible as true and beneficial, they may also have some few verses true.