Learning the bible
So I've read a handfull of freethought literature over the past year and I'm becoming more and more interested in taking up philosophy and religion. I made an attempt to read the bible over summer, but just couldn't take it. I didn't have much of an interest in reading it at the time. I've never read it before and now I really want to learn a lot about christianity. I'm just curious to hear about everyone else's approach on studying the bible and christianity. I'm thinking about finding a bible study group around here to make things more interesting. I don't want to read it on my own without anyone to interact with. I don't have much time to chat with people here on this forum, but I would make time to make new friends.
Would everyone else recommend a bible study group? What are some interesting methods of learning this?
I'm willing to try anything, but I don't think I could get myself to try going to church. I want to read some great critiques on the bible as well. I'm also looking for an apprentice to help me out along the way. Anyone here want to help me out via myspace? I would rather do that than ask the same old questions that have been answered in the forum over and over.
"Every true faith is infallible -- It performs what the believing person hopes to find in it. But it does not offer the least support for the establishing of an objective truth. Here the ways of men divide. If you want to achieve peace of mind and happiness, have faith. If you want to be a disciple of truth, then search." - Nietzsche