If I choose what's rational over what is true, how can I rationally believe that the only perfect man chose to be murdered for me and you?
If I go the route that best fits the rationale of my mind, how can I possibly believe in a God that exists outside of time?
It's interesting that we bind Him by means of science.
Did He not create those very means and do we dare say He cannot defy it?
And is it defiance if all things made by Him surrendered to Him and therefore are in compliance?
Do not forget, God is without limits.
So if you desire to truly believe, wish the boundaries of your mind good riddance.
The flood. The whale. The cross. Happened.
They aren't fairy tales, metaphorical poetics or the misguided foolishness of the old fashioned.
If you can believe that the King's blood floods and cleanses your heart, can you not believe that a great flood cleansed the earth to give a brand new start?
If you can believe that God swallows man and saves him from Hell, can you not believe that Jonah was swallowed alive and in the belly of a whale?
If you can believe that Jesus, the perfect man, was murdered on the cross for your sin, can you not believe that His Word is true from the very beginning to the end?
Know when you are studying science, you are studying God.
Good luck on finding solid evidence that puts the two at odds.
Believing big things is not an easy road to embark.
So, if you choose to believe, start building your ark.