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I trust that the Jonah story is myth and not a real event. I trust that the resurrection of Jesus was/is not myth, but a real event.
I trust that they are both true.
This is a difficult concept to grasp, I think, especially if you come out of a tradition where the Bible is taken very literally.
If we take the Bible absolutely, unequivocally literally, we do it, it’s teachings, and ourselves a disservice.
Primarily we do a disservice because we know that the Bible was not meant to be taken literally in it’s origins. How do we know this? Because it contains different types of writings: histories, prose, poetry, legend, and yes, myth.
And Jonah is a myth. …
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