Is there anything in the Bible that bothers you every time you read it? Something that makes you think that it must be an exaggerating, that can't be right, etc. Noah gives me no trouble. Jonah and the whale give me no problems. But every single time I read the story of Samson I think, Seriously? (Jdg 14:5 ESV) Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion came toward him roaring. (Jdg 14:6 ESV) Then the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon him, and although he had nothing in his hand, he tore the lion in pieces as one tears a young goat. But he did not tell his father or his mother what he had done. (Jdg 14:7 ESV) Then he went down and talked with the woman, and she was right in Samson's eyes. (Jdg 14:8 ESV) After some days he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey. (Jdg 14:9 ESV) He scraped it out into his hands and went on, eating as he went. And he came to his father and mother and gave some to them, and they ate. But he did not tell them that he had scraped the honey from the carcass of the lion. Really? Bees went into the lion carcass and it was filled with honey? I know this shouldn't bother me since I suppose it's possible. (Jdg 15:3 ESV) And Samson said to them, "This time I shall be innocent in regard to the Philistines, when I do them harm." (Jdg 15:4 ESV) So Samson went and caught 300 foxes and took torches. And he turned them tail to tail and put a torch between each pair of tails. (Jdg 15:5 ESV) And when he had set fire to the torches, he let the foxes go into the standing grain of the Philistines and set fire to the stacked grain and the standing grain, as well as the olive orchards. How long does it take to catch 300 foxes? Where did he keep them? I don't know... (Jdg 15:15 ESV) And he found a fresh jawbone of a donkey, and put out his hand and took it, and with it he struck 1,000 men. (Jdg 15:16 ESV) And Samson said, "With the jawbone of a donkey, heaps upon heaps, with the jawbone of a donkey have I struck down a thousand men." A thousand men with the jawbone of a donkey... I realize that none of this is rational, but it still bothers me every time I read it. It's like the whole story seems false to me. Does anyone have this problem with any stories? What stories?