This has come up in more than one thread that touches on religion.
For some people, religion is a metaphorical, allegorical set of beliefs that illustrate principles of right action (or at least makes one think about these things on a regular basis). To others, there is some requirement that the religious stories be historically accurate in some sense.
How important is historicity to you, and why does it (not) matter to you as much as it does?
I'll post my own views about this (though I am sure many can already infer) in my next post.
Oh, and I'll just post a poll because they're fun.