Formation episode 18 - The Bible: true myths
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There are some curious stories in the bible and it can be hard to know how to approach them. Some people want to take a very literal approach, and so when Adam and Eve are in the garden talking to a snake, this is a time when snakes could talk. Or at least this particular snake could talk.
Then other people look at a story like this and think, what a ridiculous idea… a talking snake, whoever thought of such a thing, these are just ancient myths which are not true. The bible is clearly a ridiculous piece of literature and anyone who believes these silly tales is ignorant and naive.
But are these the only two options? Or is there something else going on these stories that might be available to us, and if so, what do we do about that?