Even worse is that the claims of "the Bible is the direct word of God" are using translations of translations of translations. It's like a centuries-long "whisper game". Then you also have to add in all the other, "non approved" books like The Gospel of Thomas, The Gospel of Judas, Book of Jasher (which is still lost no matter what the CLDS might claim lol), Book of Shemaiah, and a huge list of texts.
To me, there just isn't enough information left to be willing to pledge "my eternal soul" to, kill in the name of, or such. There are far too many contradictions, missing pieces, etc. I personally believe many of the often quoted Levitical laws refere to specific customs and practices that where performed back then and have little to do with current events...for example I think that the laws concerning "homosexuality" actually where originally about specific initiation acts in "pagan" temples and where meant to keep the original Jewish people from accidentally "converting" via these sexual acts. Today we don't think of conversion like that; but 3,000-6,000+ years ago...if you did a specific act in a specific place; even if you didn't actually "know" it was a temple to some random God...the same thing with Jesus's talking about it: almost all the places one would go to engage in those acts where temples to various Roman gods. By going there and engaging in sexual acts, one was paying "respects" and giving money to the priests running the place.