Our own human experience suggests that infallibility is at odds with the way our lives work. So, for example, in approaching the Bible and its many authors, I see its various histories and evolving insights as the sincere attempt of ordinary people (possibly with the influence of religious communities in places) to "make sense" of profound encounters, but to do so from within the constraints and in some cases prejudices of their own times. I hope that this approach - which avoids 'idealising' the Bible with a mantle of infallibility - may actually afford it greater dignity and respect, and perhaps in the process inspire greater respect from a secular world sometimes alienated by fundamentalism or those parts of the Bible that are in conflict with the world as we actually know it today.
(from Encounters with Godde
Written from a christian perspective, this pretty much seems to sum up what I'm aiming at.