I was discussing inconsistencies, things that make people doubt it as the literal word of God.
I think you've already nailed it. It's a particular theologies internal inconsistencies, say when people insist that God hates one whole class of people, when the bible never once references them anywhere, or where they use the same passage previously used to justify slavery to 'prove their point' for why Jesus wants us to 'not love THOSE people'.
As a member of a non-denominational church, I'm continually surround by people who've fled a variety of churches, finally coming to us (the UU church) because we don't reject anyone who doesn't adhere to a specific belief system and actually encourage people who question their beliefs.
In the same way, others follow the same process, where they reject any religious group which doesn't adhere to what they consider the true word of God, casting anyone objecting to their political rants as 'non-believing heathens'. Just like our current political polarizations, these similar and related tendencies tend to force everyone into confrontational positions. Rather than getting together and agreeing to live together, they end up in an 'us vs. them' confrontation, using government officials for force everyone to bend to their particular viewpoint.
But you're right. If the contest ends at the end of the week, I'd just finish the story. Chances are, you'll learn more from having completed it than you'll ever learn by spending the week studying it without writing anything.
Hopefully, your story will provoke an insightful discussion, providing material for future stories.