Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, September 16, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

A man hath no better thing under the sun than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry.–Book of Ecclesiastes, c. 225 BC

The Book of Ecclesiastes is from the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament. It contains reflections on the meaning of life. “This book gives Christians a chance to see the world through the eyes of a person who, though very wise, is trying to find meaning in temporary, human things. Most every form of worldly pleasure is explored by the Preacher, and none of it gives him a sense of meaning,” says Got Questions. Neither the writer nor the date have been directly identified, but some of it is certainly by Solomon.

 


 

 

 

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Simon Says: Daily Food Quote, September 13, 2011

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by Simón de Swaan

The belly is the reason why man does not mistake himself for a god.–Friedrich Nietzsche, 1886

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900) was a German philosopher of the late 19th and early 20th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. Central to his philosophy is the idea of “life-affirmation,” which involves an honest questioning of all doctrines that drain life’s expansive energies, however socially prevalent those views might be.

 

 

 

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