Deism sees the transcendent God as starting the world and leaving it alone. This was a common belief in the late 17th and 18th century. God got things started and then left humans alone to take care of things. Some of the American founding fathers had this kind of belief in God.
Some stories are foundational. The American founding fathers had their stories. The Irish often speak of the “Faith of our Fathers”. These stories give us a vision of reality. There is a master narrative around which we organize and give meaning to our lives. In the same way, we live the Christian story about Jesus. Each one of us has a foundation story that gives us an identity in our community. Each business has a foundation story that is part mythic, yet operative. The American Manifest Destiny shows how the story justified the expansion. We are a land of opportunity, based on many stories, maybe within your own family. Everyone can live out their dreams. Creation stories show how we belong to the world and what our purpose for being here is. Isolated reading is not right either. This is not a naive reading, since the stories are inspired blended accounts.