There is no requirement anywhere that we have to be reasonable in any way anywhere. We see tons of unreasonable ideas and unreasonable behavior. The problem with believing something unreasonable like, "I can jump off this 20-story building and fly without assistance just like a bird," is that when this belief is put to the test, the consequences can be catastrophic. Not just for the believer, but for those around him.
Lots of what we believe about the Bible is unreasonable because we don't understand the book. I think we can move to more reasonable beliefs about the Bible and avoid the catastrophic consequences of our failure to understand it. So let's be reasonable: http://www.adamtonoah.com/reason.html.
My name is Leonard Timmons and I live in the metropolitan Atlanta area. I've worked as an engineer here since 1983. I have a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (BEE) degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. I graduated in 1982. I work with computers, networks and network security. I also manage Oracle databases among other things. I have studied the Bible closely for many years. The Bible writers were practical, make-it-work kind of people and it takes an engineering perspective to understand what they wrote. I think that having an engineering perspective when reading the Bible is more useful in understanding it than any other perspective.