Came across this the other day;
" For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowlege increaseth sorrow."
That kind of sums up the whole ethos of the church. Not much of a discussion but I'd be interested in any interpretations.
Agreed. It reads like a follow up to the apple in the garden. Getting smart gets rid of the false comfort of god. We don't have eternity to get this right, that's a lot of pressure. We know prayer isn't going to fix the mess we're in so we have to work harder which causes suffering.
If you read the whole thing it sounds like the Buddhist meaninglessness stuff.
Religious folks say atheists overthink the divine but that is an intellectual cop out.