An Introduction to Biblical Nonsense To me it seems like a fairytale. The only way this could actually happen is if God was interfering and actually working physical miracles. I'll stick to my original theory. An exaggerated story of a man who survived a flood by building a huge boat where he saved his family and farm. Why wouldn't the story be making the same point? Stories retold for thousands of years get spun dramatically, even kings of Norway were fighting dragons. The times and locations are somehow accurate, but I doubt any dragons were present. Taking this book literally to me is kind of remarkable and unbelievable, the point is rather to learn something good from the many fables in it, which mirrors fables told in many cultures, which also should be a giveaway.