I don’t normally share toilet humor. But the cartoon above (shared by Scott Bailey) makes an important point. It is not enough to say that you believe a story in the Bible to be literally true and historically factual. If that story, treated as history or science, has implications, then you are saying that you take those things as literally factual as well. You cannot just say “I believe the Bible” when it comes to the flood story and not explain how they had fresh water, why if they took water with them it did not sink the ark, what they did about the humans and animals on board relieving themselves, and everything else that goes along with approaching the story in that way.