I was at Catechism class tonight and was told that the stories of the Old Testament such as Noah and the Flood and Cain and Abel were not to be taken literally as being real events. I disagreed on this and I said that I believe that they are true and I mentioned the visions of Anne Catherine Emmerich. Any thoughts on this? I always believed those stories to be true and that we can't pick and choose. For example if Adam and Eve didn't exist, how else would we have acquired our fallen nature?