Maybe I'm just being over sensitive but that sounds like "Do it or get out/stop trying." And it is frankly rather discouraging. Undoing 20+/- years of not being Christian or believing in anything dogmatic at all is not that easy to do.
Jason, I am definitely not saying "stop trying." BTW I was glad to see you on Pascha. I am, however, following Elijah at this point:
“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” (1 Kings/3 Kgdms 18.21).
We all get over sensitive sometimes (part of the fall). @op means at the original post, not the original poster. "It seems manmade" is a subjective statement from a particular point of view. That point of view is that of either skepticism or cynecism. Although the op of itself is relatively mild, it is quite a big leap from the op to the statement in the subject line. Because a few select passages seem human made means that "the bible seems human made"?! Perhaps you could claim corruption of texts based on this but a sweeping indictment of the entirety of Scripture?
1 Peter 1.19-21: "And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit."
or for verse 21 an alternate translation:
"for no prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God." (NASV)
Therefore indeed it was humans who spoke and wrote. But it was not human made. It came from God, and none of it was from the will of man.
As for it being discouraging, I think what you mean is that you were discouraged by it. What is discouraging to one is encouraging to another. This is an important distinction, as being discouraged is an emotion, and emotions for those of us trodding the earth still struggling with the passions are often deceptive. They are often a tool that we unwittingly create and the devil takes that uses it against us.
At some point we have to commit to something. At some point, we have to say that we are going to put our faith in the Lord and not in princes or in sons of men (including ourselves) in whom there is NO salvation. God strengthen you in these days. Christ is Risen!