Did anyone actually note that noah's flood is the same as the saga of gilgamesh. And no doubt many, many biblical stories are taken or adapted from other Mesopotamian folk lore. The Catholic and other Christian versions of the bible should and always have been metaphorical instead of literal. If ppl understood that, maybe fanatic religious groups wouldn't exist. I mean it's obvious -- Jesus himself spoke in parables.... almost like He was trying to show that the teachings were all metaphors. Like some kind of satire.