It has always been interesting to me how people often seem to put a lot of stock in the most absurd of stories. We tend to believe in hidden weapons of mass destruction that no one seems to be able to find. We think everyone’s out to get us (just leave your front door unlocked for a single night, and who knows what evil might get in). And phrases like “Evil-doers” are now part of our standard language.
Of course, you’d be hard-pressed to find any fiction that’s more outrageously unbelievable as The Bible (with special commendations to the Old Testament). Even highly-selective excerpts and numerous revised translations can’t hide the absurdity of a talking snake (which, incidentally, was involved in the downfall of humanity). Many of the myths focused around nature, or “borrowed” heavily from other religions. While there’s almost no chance that any of this stuff is true, it’s still entertaining.
And on the topic of entertainment, I highlight recommend Cracked.com’s 5 Superpowers From the Bible That Put Marvel and DC to Shame Cracked.com. You learn about zombies, snakes, and magical powers that can be used to control the flow of water. It’s great stuff that even Superman might envy. Check it out, but I recommend you stay away from the original source material.