Oh how do I love this, let me count the ways.
No, no it doesn’t. Let’s take Genesis 1-11 as myth, as I was taught to do at a Franciscan University. (Not saying that it is for sure, but, let’s just say…does this mean that we cannot learn what it teaches?)
Like I said, I learned this 5 or 6 years ago and I don’t have my notes in front of me.
Genesis 1: NOTE, will you please, that in this story, God created everything. It was by his Fiat, it was deliberate, and it was good. As a matter of fact, there was only thing that was NOT good, and God quickly had a solution to that, He created a helpmate, the Hebrew word, “bareshit” (Pronounced bar-uh-sheet), the fulfillment of man, the COMPLETION of man. Also, this is something to note, if one was…dying of thirst, or bleeding to death, I believe the bareshit was the one who would hydrate the person or tie a tournequette (sp?). That was the name given to the person who would do such a thing…that person is THAT important…they are LIFE sustaining!!! (But, I’m jumping ahead to Ch 2, I apologize.) ALSO, taking a look at the language. “Created”. The Hebrews are very specific about this. They only attribute “created” to the “Creator”. He is the only One who has this title. We can only “Make” with what we already have. God’s creative activity is divided into six days to teach the sacredness of the sabbath rest on the seventh day in the Israelite religion (Genesis 2:2-3).4  Man is here presented as the climax of God’s creative activity; he resembles God primarily because of the dominion God gives him over the rest of creation. (last two sentences from nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/genesis/genesis1.htm)
Genesis 2: Now, keep in mind, the simplicity and story-like telling of all this; just like the myths that we have heard from other cultures. We can also know this is a myth because we know the myth that Lilith came before Eve (unless, THAT myth was created later.) But, SOOOOOOO many great things happen in 2. Please check the footnotes nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/genesis/genesis2.htm here for more. Note that the “second” creation story (IF one wants to look at it as such) is older than the first. In the first, Man was God’s climax. In the second, God creates man and then the world for him (which isn’t altogether untrue.) 2:18. Really? God said this? Nobody was there to write it down, nobody knows as he didn’t dictate to anybody THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED. This is how we understand; this is what makes sense in our finite minds.
Gen 3 (here’s where it starts to get good…) We are introduced to Evil, to our Enimy. Keep in mind, for a big part of the Hebrew’s religion, they didn’t have a concept of afterlife, death WAS the punishment…but, I’m getting ahead of myself… Gen 3:3, man and woman are in this together. Gen 3:4, we have the concept of sin, we have the concept of right and wrong. This is how we understand it. We are not moral relativists (this is me now, not what I have learned); this religion was founded on a g v e concept. And so they ate, AND NOW WE HAVE SIN, and WHY do we have sin? 3:12 – According to Adam, because of God. 3:13 – According to Eve, the devil made her do it. Later, God destroys Eden…a bit too convenient?
We also have the Flood & The Tower of Babel, and allegations of men living to outrageous ages (which, could mean nothing more than how great they were).
Abram is when we start to acknowledge history in context.
Now, let’s assume that the above IS true, just a myth, and we evolved from a single cell organism to primates to us. The great thing about Gen 1 is that at some point, God, though He never left His creation, according to Genesis 1:27 & 2:7…LOOK AT HOW INTIMATE GOD BECAME WITH HIS CREATION!!! He gave us a SOUL!!! THAT is what distinguishes us from the monkeys!! He decided to make us different/special. We believe that we are created good and that we were deliberate and willed and not just the accidents after some other gods fought or here because of a ritual over which the gods have no control. We are here for a very real reason, even if we don’t know how we came to be.