But I'm not arguing anything, just stating an opinion. IMHO: parting the red sea is more of a story, being eaten by a big fish and surviving for three days inside is rather a stretch. Once the bullshit is filtered out, it's more of an instruction book mixed with lots of scare tactics. I too studdied for three years and have been ordained including standing behind the podium/pulpit. I choose to reject all but the spiritual principals which undisputably lead to a more fulfilling life regaurdless of how much or how little a person has. A closed and locked mind is what causes turmoil and defensiveness no matter what the relligeon or belief.