Re: What do (or don't) you believe in the Bible?
Once again, the fallacy that anything that literally happened is "the truth" and anything that did not literally happen is "a lie." Anything that literally happened is to be "believed" and everything else is, again, a "lie." People really, really need to get over this idea.
EDIT: I should have read the second page; Jemand already said it better (and at more length) than I did. Hooray for Jemand, again!
"We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts." - Emerson, "The Poet" (Essays, Second Series)