Most of us claim to be Christians but have never read the bible through. Which means we're basing our lives on a book we've never actually read. Why is that? How can there be so much love, respect, and admiration for a book we see as sacred, yet people won't read it?
A LOT of crazy things have been done in the name of "the Bible says." The Bible has been the cause of some of the greatest good in human history, and it has been misused for some of the greatest evil.
When misused, the Bible becomes a poison. When read, understood, and accurately applied, it becomes the cure.