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.
When I was in high school I got sentenced to counseling in juvie court. The counselor told my parents to wake me up in the middle of the night and make me read the bible, every time I did whatever xyz bad thing. My dad told him (more or less) "hell no", but he did make me wake up and read Shakespeare. The was once a time I could recite very long chunks of Julius Ceasar, and Hamlet.
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