Thank you for your feedback and I appreciate your point of view.
However, I would challenge you to define which parts of the Bible should be allegorical and which should be literal.
It’s hard to find an allegorical way to interpret:
“Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man intimately. However, all the girls who have not known a man intimately, keep alive for yourselves.”
Here’s a less controversial but just as divisive example:
Biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan believes Jesus’ miracles should be interpreted allegorically, that they should be treated the same way as Jesus’ parables.
I personally don’t agree. While ancient historians have been known to add fictional elements to their records for the sake of narration, I believe the gospel authors intended for us to regard Jesus as a miracle worker, even if they had taken creative liberties with their stories.
What do you think?