The bible is a wonderful piece of literature that has been around for thousands of years. It contains beautifully written passages. Just look at almost anything in the book of Psalms: timeless lessons and values, as well as a good deal of not so exciting genealogical histories (and this great patriarch begot this many sons who each begot so many sons and so on). Oh and don't forget check out Leviticus 14: 34 for some useful tips on what to do if mildew grows in your house.

The bible is filled with sex and violence, though they rarely read you those parts in church. The bible has enough incest (see Lot's Daughters), drunkenness (Noah gets drunk on the ark and curses his son Ham), betrayal and trickery (see the story of Rebekah helping her son to cheat his brother Esau out of his blessing, or Joseph's brothers selling him into slavery) and of course general sex, look at all the knowing and begetting that goes on, for 10 soap operas.