Ok, so it goes without saying that I think the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, and all other religious books should be considered fiction. Now, how the hell do I convince others of this?
We were having a discussion at work (i am a teacher) about fiction and non-fiction. A student asked a teacher if the bible was fiction or non-fiction. The teacher said the student should ask his parent. I thought that was a cheap ass answer, I mean the kid deserves a straightforward answer.
Another teacher said that, as a christian, she would put it as non-fiction. I replied that to a Muslim the Koran was non-fiction and should be held to be true. Well, uh, both can't be true, now can they?
According to her definition believing something is true makes it non-fiction. So all the stories about Santa, the Tooth fairy, easter bunny - those are all non-fiction since millions of kids everywhere believe they are true??? wha???
So, anyone got any definitions for this fiction vs. non-fiction concept? I would really like to win this argument.