The problem with this type of response is that it leaves up to interpretation which passages need to be read literally and which passages need to be read figuratively. If, for example, the creation stories are meant to be symbolic, is the Flood also symbolic? Is Moses a symbolic figure? Abraham? Elijah? The prophets? I think it is clear that is a slippery slope when it comes to trying to decide which aspects of the Bible are literal Truth, and which are meant to by symbolic.