Welcome, welcome, welcome.
I was raised Missionary Baptist, and like you was taught that the Bible was the literal "word of God", PERIOD. It wasn't until the Spirit showed me that She has been with us much,much longer and it is Her guidance I am led by today, not a book.
There are many good things that come from the Bible, but it is only a tool. A tool which can be used to create or destroy, depending upon the person using it. My parents, and many others, seem to place their entire belief more in a book than they do in the Spirit.
I have found no way to have a reasonable discussion with those who are so completely led by the Bible; I can pray that one day they may find the same Spirit that we have found.
“ There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.”