Ok, but perhaps it should be noted that the vast Christian tradition has never adopted a literalist interpretation of scriptures to begin with. Allegorical interpretations of scriptures go back at least to the 1st Century B.C. Jewish philosopher Philo for example. Literalist interpretations are actually a by-product of modern times, as contrasted with the rather relaxed attitude of Medieval times. It was this laxed attitude that many of the Protestant reformers reacted against and rejected. Point being, as I've argued before, secularism and fundamentalism are largely two-sides of the same coin.- the obvious problems of a literal interpretation of scripture (or, if you step away from that, as most do today, of drawing the line to determine exactly how much freedom there can be in exegesis...some of it like the depth psychology exegesis of people like Drewermann is very liberal indeed).