The complete title and sub-title are as follows: "The Bible of Bibles; or Twenty-Seven 'Divine Revelations:' Containing a Description of Twenty-Seven Bibles, and an Exposition of Two Thousand Biblical Errors in Science, History, Morals, Religion and General Events; Also a Delineation of the Characters of The Principal Personages of the Christian Bible, and an Examination of Their Doctrines."
If you think the Christian Bible is the so-called "inspired Word of God" you will not think so after reading this classic work of Kersey Graves. I quote from pages 9 and 10 of the author's "The Leading Positions of This Work:
"We maintain, 1st, That man's mental faculties are susceptible of a threefold division and classification, as follows: First, the intellectual department; second, the moral and religious department; third, the animal department (which includes also the social).
2d, That all Bibles and religions are an outgrowth from some or all of these faculties, and hence of natural origin.
3d, That all Bibles and religions which originated prior to the dawn of civilization in the country which gave them birth (i.e., prior to the reign of moral and physical science) are an emanation from the combined action and co-operation of man's moral, religious, and animal feelings and propensities.
4th, That the Christian Bible contains (as shown in this work) several thousand errors, — moral, religious, historical, and scientific.
5th, That this fact is easily accounted for by observing that it originated at a period when the moral and religious feelings of the nation which produced it co-operated with the aitimal propensities instead of an enlightened intellect.
6th, That, although such a Bible and religion may have been adapted to the minds which originated them, the higher class of minds of the present age demands a religion which shall call into exercise the intellect, instead of the animal propensities.
7th, That, as all the Bibles and religions of the past are more of an emanation from the animal propensities than the intellect, they are consequently not suited to this age, and are for this reason being rapidly abandoned.
8th, That true religion consists in the true exercise of the moral and religious faculties.
9th, As the Christian Bible is shown in this work to inculcate bad morals, and to sanction, apparently, every species of crime prevalent in society in the age in which it was written, the language of remonstrance is frequently employed against placing such a book in the hands of the heathen, or the children of Christian countries; and more especially against making 'the Bible the fountain of our laws and the supreme rule of our conduct,' and acknowledging
allegiance to its God in the Constitution of the United States, as recommended by the American Christian Alliance. Such measures, this work shows by a thousand facts, would be a deplorable check to the moral and intellectual progress of the world."