I’m an atheist but I am glad I know the Bible. There is probably no other book that has had so much impact on human society and our world as a whole as the Bible. Understanding how various Bible verses have been understood—and continue to be understood—by different denominations of Christians lends deep insight into local and foreign polices, educational policy, economics, religious and secular holidays of the West and western dominated lands, and so much more.
Besides politics, social mores, and religious traditions of major portions of the human population, the Bible has formed its very history. Events happened—or didn’t happen—based on how people understood the Bible. These were big events, events that changed the course of history. So yes, though I’m an atheist I won’t stop anyone from studying the Bible.
How to make reading an ancient and difficult book workable is the trick. If you like doing research, you’re all set. Because Christianity is such a popular religion, and the Bible is the best selling book of all time, there are vast amounts of study tips online for free. Since I don’t know what works for you, I’ll suggest a few keywords for Google searches and let you take it from there.
Keywords for Google searches:
- bible reading schedule
- bible study tips
- bible helps