"To be fair, much of the Bible is not systematically evil but just plain weird, as you would expect of a chaotically cobbled-down anthology of disjointed documents, composed, revised, translated, distorted and 'improved' by hundreds of anonymous authors, editors and copyists, unknown to us and mostly unknown to each other, spanning nine centuries. This may explain some of the sheer strangeness of the Bible. But unfortunately it is this same weird volume that religious zealots hold up to as the inerrant source of our morals and rules for living."
The God Delusion, p. 237
By Richard Dawkins