wow, I think you've made a very good point. Yes, the Bible is very deep, why else would there be so many different denominations with so many different spins on the interpretation of the Bible. Even now, with newer versions that are supposed to be simpler to understand, it still doesn't bring denominations to an equal understanding. You are the first atheist to make a good point in my opinion, and you don't seem arrogant or in your face, thank you, I hear what you have to say. I believe that the true meaning of the Bible can only be revealed through the Holy Spirit. Why? The Bible itself quotes:"Great is the mystery of Godliness." If you read the whole excerpt that is in, it's talking about the Godhead. But you can apply that to any part of the Bible. It depends on your intentions and purpose when you read the Bible, if you truly want to know the truth, and have a humble, sincere heart and willing to admit your mistakes and do something about them, all the sudden you see things in the Bible you never saw before. You can read a passage you've read a thousand times before, and all of a sudden, you have an understanding that wasn't there before. And whatever you see or understand, applies directly to you and your personal life. On the other hand, if you just read the Bible out of responsibility, or to find mistakes in it, or to prove a point to someone in a debate, then whatever interpretation you get from what you read is merely based on human intellect. I think God made the Bible that way on purpose, he wants to weed out the spiritual weeds, and the condition of your heart is what determines whether you are a weed or a furtile flower. We are all capable of being weeds and furtile flowers, and we can be a weed one moment, and in the turning of our hearts, we can become furtile flowers, or a better way to put it, moldable clay in the potter's hands. We are all clay molded by something, just depends on who the potter is, is it the world molding us with society's views or is God the potter? We are creatures of choice, we can freely choose to believe in God and live for Him, or we can choose that He doesn't even exist and we are blinded from all evidence of His existence because we choose not to see.