I was raised Jewish but never bothered to read the Torah( the Old Testament to Christians). Now that I hear what is in it=oy! Very derogatory things about women, slavery and discrimination of disabled people among other things. My secular parents celebrated a few holidays for Jews but this book was not discussed. The rabbi in my religious school turned out to be an atheist I learned years later.
I don't recall that ever being said... I do know that when I was reading the bible and asking questions I was viewed differently and basically ostracized for pointing out things that seemed odd to me and things that seemed impossible or contradictory to me... It makes sense, though, because my reading the bible was definitely the genesis of my questioning, and eventual rejection, of . #seewhatIdidthere LOL