Fun with Ecclesiastes
Fun with EcclesiastesHere's some more good news. We don't have to agree with everything in the Bible. That's good because some "wisdom" writers...like the one claiming to be Solomon in Ecclesiastes... occasionally sound a little over the edge and off the wall. Whoever actually wrote that book says it's the story of his journey to find the Meaning of Life...why we humans exist. Naturally, he begins buy conducting this very logical scientific experiment:
"I decided to drink a lot of wine and make bad decisions—as part of a scholarly study. I wanted to know the best way to spend the short time we have in life: as the rascals or the righteous." (Ecclesiastes 2:3)The point of this video is to remind us to think about what we're reading. Not everything in the Holy Bible is holy or wise. The Bible reports the stories of both those who got it right and those who got it wrong. Job's comforters, for example. They brought no comfort and only bad advice. Ecclesiastes gets it right sometimes and wrong other times. That's because the writer is telling the story of his journey. He's not preaching. Or if he is, he shouldn't.