"yeah at least religion weeds out the stupid people. I mean, in the distant future everyone will be atheist (I hope.. or else humanity will fuck itself) but at least right now atheism is a sign of intelligence. I think.
"Hi everyone, I'm John, age 23, living in Manhattan (for now). I was raised Catholic and became an atheist at K-State after learning some basic things about psychology, philosophy, biology, and physics that made religious belief impossible…"
Life just got too hectic for the approach I was taking. When I started I was living alone in a different city, so I had all the time in the world. Then I moved back home and I had a full time job and family and friends and it just got a bit too hectic. I plan on continuing reading it when I get more time.
My advice is to read The Message (which can be found on biblegateway.com) which is an easier translation to follow. Also read the annotations in the Skeptic's Annotated Bible (skepticsannotatedbible.com). Some of the stuff on the SAB is kind of grasping at straws, but it keeps tabs on a lot of the continuity issues in the bible.