finchbeak ... you wrote:
"I think it's important to remember that the bible is nothing more than a collection of stories,"

But if you accept as true what you wrote ... and I've no reason to believe you a hypocrite. Then they have the same moral authority as any other work of fiction. No more ... and no less.

So why not tell everyone to pay 10% of their earnings to support those that preach the gospel of Harry Potter. Better miracles and far better written.
DA Morgan