can't say that i have; i've always been an atheist. ^_^
i've only read about 25% of the Bible, sad to say, but i've read 80% of the "good parts". i really do want to complete it.
btw, i highly recommend Robert Alter's translation and commentary on the Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses. all of those inconsistencies actually make a lot of sense in historical context. it's just the Johnny-Come-Latelies with their "biblical literalism" that screw it up.
negativland, imho, is at least interesting to listen to. not musically, but it's more like audio performance art, which they are pretty upfront about.