Quoting Friedrich Nietzsche on the subject of the Bible (the "Old Testament") of Israel.
It's not well-known but quite a few great men who are supposedly fiercely anti-God and anti-Bible - like Nietzsche, say - were anything but.
Nietzsche's responsible for the remarkable statements below. In this connection, also please consider the Torah-adoring history of the revered Englishman, the towering genius, Sir Isaac Newton.
October 15, 1844 – August 25, 1900
Friedrich Nietzsche, the famous (notorious?) German free-thinker and philosopher, was supposed to be an atheist. His thinking was said to lead to the "God is Dead" movement of the 1960's, and even to the Nazis. But Nietzsche was no atheist.
Among his comments on the Bible:
"To have bound this New Testament, so completely rococo in taste, with the Old Testament into one book, as the Bible, is perhaps the greatest piece of audacity and "sin against the Holy Spirit" which literary Europe has on its conscience."
From: Beyond Good and Evil, Sec. 52 (Germany, 1885). Also, see Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals, Sec. 322 (1887)
In the Old Testament of the Jews, the book of Divine righteousness, there are men, events and words so great that there is nothing in Greek or Indian literature to compare with it."
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil