What is the good of old texts with some truth in them, when the religions based upon those texts have almost nothing to do with what was written?
Again, its important not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. There is some evidence that individuals, throughout history, have discovered the big picture buried within the ancient texts. They may have used different metaphors to describe their, very subjective, experience. And I cannot tell you what truths you may or may not find in them, but before you condem them as useless, you should at least read them. Otherwise it seems a bit like Closed mindedness, and pre-judgement. And you would be guilty of the same crime as the offending religious groups.
I have attended many different types of religious function, Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, and various other christian sects, and I have yet to find a single "church" that I would fit into. I have not been a member of any church since I left Catholic school back in 73. And I dont see myself joining any church in the future. Not even a church of Digital Information. LOL
I decided to read the bible, not because I believed in it, but because I did NOT believe. I decided that if I were going to prove (to myself) or disprove anything, I need ALL the information. I knew that I could not take someone elses description of it. I needed to go to the source, so that I could weigh the evidence and decide for myself. What I found was not what I expected to find.
Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries."
— Carl Jung