You all should know the stories (I'm sorry, I don't know if the word "story" is appropriate to address them. In my language it is rude, but I don't find a better word in English.) in Quran. Like Moses dividing the sea to open escape routes, Christ healing diseased people and reviving dead. The great flood in the era of Noah. Etc, there are a lot of them.
Did they actually happen as they are mentioned?
For example, about the story of Noah, did the Earth literally flooded by water. Or does the words "water", "ship", "flood", "rain", etc are symbolizing a more non-supernatural historical event?
If they indeed happened as is, will/can they happen again in our time?
If they are symbolizing different events, then what are they symbolizing? I don't expect you to explain all of them in detail, but can you please explain the main aspect in one or two paragraphs?
An example of symbolization in the story of Noah, which I debated on with one of my friends recently:
water = working sea = the entire salty (hard) work life in which people earn their earnings (both halal and haram) land = the part of dunya in which the earnings from sea are spent mountain = people's ways of lives in dunya lands filling with water = people working too much to survive finally drowning = bankruptcy, suffering extreme poverty, not surviving the poverty ship = companies and organizations that float on the market without sinking etc...
This kind of sight of vision exists among some people. They are making very interesting comments about stories in Quran. What do you think about this kind of angle of view?