I’m not sure what you think I was agreeing to. My point was, regardless of whether you consider the OT to be ‘divinely inspired’, its narrative gives God a fairly influential role, including a speaking part in which he, not infrequently, instigates atrocities.
This is where we would strongly disagree. We would need to pick a verse and discuss it.
I would have thought that the issue was fairly well known (given that there seems to be a body of Apologetics purporting to defend God’s excesses). And it is far beyond a single verse.
But let’s start with Numbers 25 & 31, where God commands genocidal war (“Treat the Midianites as enemies and kill them”), on the thinnest on pretexts (“They treated you as enemies when they deceived you in the Peor incident involving their sister Kozbi, the daughter of a Midianite leader, the woman who was killed when the plague came as a result of that incident”), ending in a massacre of captured women and children (“Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man”), and sexual slavery (“but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man”).
Let’s also take Exodus 7, and God hardening Pharaoh’s heart, in order to get a few more plagues in.
(These are just two examples among many, The Bible and violence - Wikipedia has numerous more.)
Then let’s take the death penalties for minor offenses in Leviticus, dictated by God to Moses.
We should also consider the Law of Moses in Deuteronomy, which codifies slavery. Not directly dictated by God, but given Moses’ central prophetic role as a ‘law giver’, hardly merely “how people failed”.