I don't think any of us attack the Bible so much as we dispute fundy-type interpretations of it. Part of the problem is that True Believers are taught that there are no errors, mistakes, or contradictions in the Bible, so if you spot a flaw, then in their eyes you are attacking the Bible. They have also been taught that people who are "saved" understand the world through the "spiritual mind," but the rest of us use the "carnal mind." Because they are saved and we are not, then, they are always right about the Bible and we are always wrong, REGARDLESS of what the words on the page actually say and/or how many times we have read the Bible or commentaries on it. They have been taught that no one is supposed to question the Bible. "The Word is the Word," as one student said to me recently. I can't for the life of me understand how anyone can profess to live by a book he or she hasn't read.
I like the King James, too. If you go to Psalm 46 and count in 46 words from the beginning, you will see the word "shake." If you count backwards 46 words from the end, you find the word "spear." In 1611, when the KJV was released, William Shakespeare was 46 years old.
It's a smegging miracle.
It has been the cause of much evil for 100's of years so I still srand by my statement thet THE BIBLE IS EVIL.
I'm not expecting proof; for many Christians, the empty tomb is "proof" that Jesus was resurrected. And the Jesus in the NT is not an Essene, but his teachings may be adapted from the Teacher of Righteousness, who lived a couple of centuries earlier.