For those of you that don't know let me give the story in brief.
Jonah was meant to do something for God and he disobeyed, as such he landed up in the stomach of a fish or whale for three days, and then got regurgitated when he decided to listen to God again.
To me this seems a simple story that require no interpretation if the Bible is meant to be fact. But it is also a story that makes no sense as I have to ask the simple question, what fish/sea creature/whale can keep a man alive inside its stomach for three days?
Can any Christian explain this problem to me. It is really a simple problem to solve. Surely there are only a few sea creature options in which a human can live (actually there are none), as such this is an easy thing to test.
If you cannot prove this story rationally, then you have to accept that the Jonah story is bullshit. If the Jonah story is bullshit, then surely you have to start wondering about some other stories in the Bible. I am an atheist as I question simple religious tales, so why are you not an atheist?
Or we can carry on teaching trash to kids and indoctrinate them so that their learning can be stunted with silly ideas.