I was born and raised agnostic. I still consider myself more Atheistic than Agnostic but sometimes I've wondered. I have seen a lot of terrible things in life and am shocked every time I turn on the news to see the horrible things that people do. I have come to a conclusion that the only reason I've ever been able to come up with for having some sort of "faith" would be to have a finite knowledge that something very bad will happen to people who go around doing horrific things. These are the times I truly want to believe. I have never been able (for myself) to find another reason to believe in anything (and, ironically, I wouldn't want to believe in some a-hole of a God who's only purpose is to go around smiting other a-holes).
I've also never read the bible. I think the closest I ever came to reading a bible was this book about fixing your bicycle. After hearing that the bible (a version or two) is well written with some crazy stories inside, I decided to take a peek once. I got to this part where so and so 'begat' so and so and so on...and on......and on.......
(Mind you, I could barely get through "Dianetics" without feeling like I was wasting my time in some bizarre way).
I'm not a fast reader and have come to a decision more finite than my belief system (or lack there-of) in that I will never read that book. Understanding that I may lack some knowledge when arguing with a real bible-thumper, but, I've held my own thus far. It is my decision. It is my one and only life (as far as I've ever known),