Christian fundamentalists who view the bible as a legitimate basis/foundation for their beliefs are pitifully delusional because they don’t realise that much of what they believe about the bible is the product of centuries of dark, ugly “church” history, throughout which doctrinal/political dissidents were routinely persecuted (often murdered) by the “Christian” authorities of their time.
People also do not know (because church authorities would rather keep everyone in the dark) that the ancient languages in which they were originally written have gone through so much change that they are effectively extinct, and present-day knowledge of those ancient languages (and cultures) is very limited. Even though we have physical copies (filled with discrepancies) of the original biblical writings, the best bible translations that we have today are merely the “best guesses” of the various people who made the translations. When we read it, we can’t tell how much guesswork goes behind each word/phrase/clause/sentence/passage/book/version of the bible. (I can tell you that there is a LOT of shady guesswork going on.)
So, in light of all this: do you think God actually cared that the “bible” was perfectly preserved (the meaningful information that we are able to extract from the “bible” is at best a dubious caricature of what the original authors had in mind)? Do you think he even approves of the way humans have collected a bunch of human writings and declared it to be God’s holy word, while pretending that they actually understand it well enough to allow it to be the infallible/authoritative basis for their beliefs?
Or did God give humans a form of intelligence unique among all animals, so that we should use it as best as we can to make sense of the world in which we live?