No one wants to be a fool or even be called a fool, for that matter. The Bible uses that word a lot, but today we might use other words, such as dummy, laughingstock, or clown. Jesus told a story about a man who was a fool and a very rich one at that. The story was in the form of a parable and went something like this: There once was a rich man who had a large farm. He was probably a very good farmer, causing everything he did to prosper. He may have had good judgment about where to plant each seed depending on whether it was wheat, barley, or rye.