...... It was passages like these, where there is a clear mocking of literalist reading of scripture, that had brought me back around to Christianity after a long stretch, following collage, when my notion of God and Jesus had grown, to put it gently, tenuous. During my sojourny in ironclad atheusm, the primary arsenal leveled against Christianity had been its failure on empirical grounds. Surely enlightened reason offered a more coherent cosmos. Surely Occam's razor cut the faithful free from blind faith. There is no proof of God; therefore, it is unreasonable to believe in God.