As kids we learned about stories called "tall tales" that were bigger than life. Stories that had parts that were unbelievable, and were meant to be that way. Paul Bunyan could eat 50 pancakes in a minute while his blue ox looked on. Johnny Appleseed planted apple trees all over the west with a frying pan for a hat. A lot of times we look at the Bible like a collection of tall tales. They're definitely bigger than life, and have parts that seem unbelievable.