We now know that the four canonical gospels were composite compositions
whose various authors believed that putting an apostle’s name on their own work was in no way an abuse of truth (as our current scientific mentality would argue)
but rather an act of homage, alignment and even submission to the lineage and
witness of the "named" apostle himself.
Recently, I posted about fundamentalism's conception of God-as-terrorist. Just as God is belittled and demeaned by representing "Him" as a deity who would create a Universe in which human beings might burn -- forever -- in a Lake of Neverending Fire," so too do they belittle and demean The Bible by shackling it to so-called (but intrinsically impossible) Literalism.
"Mistakes In Scripture: When The Bible Gets The Bible Wrong"