Dr. Seuss (and the Bible) for the Symbolism-Challenged

Sometimes people get into debates over whether something is literally true to be accepted without questioning however implausible, or false and therefore something only stupid people believe, not realizing that both are perhaps missing the point of the stories. And so for those whose ability to grasp symbolism and appreciate myth is poor, here are some Dr. Seuss covers redone to spell it out for you:

Are there other stories, e.g. in the Bible, which people who just don’t get symbolism and myth misunderstand or fail to appreciate? If so, what title would you give them to spell it out for them?

(The image if from George Takei via Tom Bartley on Facebook)

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  • Princecaspianx1000


    “A book about how good friends don’t try to rationalize suffering by talking about God. Please don’t use this book for that very purpo…dammit, too late”

  • Gary

    No title needed. Word for word quote….
    Acts 10:10-13 “And he became hungry and desired something to eat; but while they were preparing it, he fell into a trance and saw the heaven opened, and something descending, like a great sheet, let down by four corners upon the earth. In it were all kinds of animals and reptiles and birds of the air. And there came a voice to him, “Rise Peter; kill and eat””.
    Hungry, hungry, I am hungry

    Table, table here I come!

    I could eat a goose moose

    15 pickels and a purple plum

    I could eat 3 bowls of

    Half a pound of wuzzled wheat

    I could eat a peck of poobers

    Then I really get to work and

    Oh the stuff that I could


    Oysters, noodles, strawberry

    French fries, fish hash, one
    red beet

    Lamb chops, wham chops,

    Mish mash

    Oh the things that I could


    Doughnuts, dumplings,


    Chocolate mush-mush super

    Clam stew, ham stew,

    Wush wush

    Oh the stuff that I could

    Deep dish rhubarb upside down

    I could eat a frittered flum

    Hungry, hungry, I am starving

    table here I come!

    Gospel according to “Cat in the Hat Songbook”, Dr Seuss.