As I see it, a lot of pleasures are of course God-given and its good for us to give thanks for them. But I want to say something to people who believe that their whole pursuit in life should basically be for pleasure in one form or another. I would say it is a pretty popular view and one worth addressing.
An early Christian leader, Paul, wrote that if there is no resurrection, “Let us eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die”. In other words, if this life is all there is to live for, then let’s live it up and enjoy it.
I am sure multitudes of people do believe that way, including many celebrities who seem to be the focus of much of today’s mass media. So if you don’t mind, let’s take a look at this whole philosophy and see if it could be a philosophy of wisdom.