Is the Story of Adam and Eve a Myth?
One of the debates between atheists and fundamentalists is about the stories of Genesis. The problem with both sides is that both of them are literalists. They stand back to back like two madmen–looking in opposite directions, but from the same viewpoint.
Neither side has a poetical bone in their body and both sides agree on one thing, that there must be no myth, no stories, no poems or legends or fantastical tales. They are both from Missouri–the show me state. Like the dour detective in Dragnet they want “Just the facts ma’am.” Where is their capacity for wonder, their capacity