…that he established a racist, genocidal ideology that hitler would later imitate in order to keep his “chosen people” racially and culturally “pure” (I mean “set apart”) for him to one day impregnate one of them without her consent so their son could then be tortured and murdered in the most brutal way possible which would allow him to forgive humans for having ancestors that once ate from a tree they were told not to eat from. And by forgive I mean torture most of them in hell forever.
This is what every person who takes the bible literally believes. And it isn’t silly, it’s insane. There isn’t an ounce of continuity or logic to be had in this kind of literal view of the bible. And trying to defend a literal reading of many of the stories in the bible is like trying to defend Pinocchio as a historical documentary. A man’s wife being turned into a pillar of salt isn’t any different than a puppet becoming a real boy, and a man living in the belly of a whale for three days isn’t any different than… well no actually that part’s the same, lol.
That being said you can take truth and wisdom and beauty from scripture if you don’t take it all literally, and it helps to not take some of it at all. But please can we at least admit some parts of it are just barbaric bronze age clutter tacked on by savages and despots?