...is an atheist. Oh, not all atheists, I'll grant you that.
But far too many of them.
More so than any believer, they need a Bible filled with unambiguous 'twas-ever-thus rigid unalterable closed-to-interpretation strict literal readings of the text rather than anything that is open to Heart and Mind and Spirit and Love.
Only with a very narrow materialistic interpretation of the text can these atheists find comfort in their non-belief.
"See? It makes no sense! It contradicts itself! It's inaccurate! It's not literally factual in all places! See? See?
"That means I don't have to worry whether any of it applies to me."
Literalism -- for believer and non -- is a coward's refuge.
To the believer it's a warm comfort one can snuggle in, thinking it protects one from the cold, cruel world.
(Which it does...
...to a limited degree)
But for the believer, literalism can be a hindrance to spiritual growth.
It can keep one in one's spiritual warm toasty bed when one should be getting up and getting about our Father's business.
To the non-believer, it's kind of an anti-crucifix, only instead of Van Helsing wielding it against Dracula, the non-believer gets to wield it against God to hold Him at bay.
It enables them in good conscience to ignore things of the spirit.