I’m sure you have many friends who claim to be very spiritual, who love connecting with “God”, enjoy “feeling” his universal love, and even go on “spiritual” retreats and meditations. God is viewed as the life-giving force we all need to connect to, he is the Universe that empowers all life. These friends just love “God”. But when you ask them about the Bible, they think it’s irrelevant, patriarchal, just opinions or even hateful. The Bible is definitely not authoritative, respected or even listened to.