I can’t remember who it was, but he had a go at the pathetic claim that if it’s in the Bible, then it must be ordained by and approved of by God. The example he used was Abraham lying to a Pharaoh by telling him that Sarah was his sister and not his wife. Imagine that! No, not that. Rather, imagine how stupid you have to be to believe that if an account of some guy offering his wife to save his skin is recorded in the Bible, that must mean that God approved of it.
What these guys don't' seem to get is that the Bible is, from beginning to end, a book that documents God working in and through human failures to bring about His plan of redemption for the world. If I'm correct, out of all the so called Bible heroes, I think Daniel and Job are the only two who don't have tremendous moral failures recorded.
Paul was a torturer and a murderer
King David, a man who loved God, was an adulterer, and a murderer and a liar
Peter was ready to kill as well as denying his Master.
Jacob was a liar and a schemer as was his mother
Abraham was willing to trade his wife for his own safety
Samson was a womaniser and a murderer
The “heroes” of the Bible were deeply flawed individuals. Yet God took these flaws and, as He is willing to do with us, turned them to work for His plan of redemption for the world. Why does God use people like this? Because deeply flawed individuals are all He has to work with?
Why do atheists think that if it’s written in the Bible God must approve of it? Well, I'm trying extra hard to day to play nice and I can't think of any nice way of saying it. It doesn't fall under the categories of logic and reason.