You wrote: “I can say nothing more than my understanding of when to take verses literally or metaphorically is when it is unnatural. Throwing a stick down and eating the sticks/snake of others is far from natural but if you wish to believe this then each to their own.”
Define for me and yourself as to “what is unnatural” to you?
Did I bring anything unnatural to support what I concluded? None. Did I use snake eating whatever to conclude anything in this thread? None.