Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Drive for Pleasure

One of the most powerful and persuasive lines from Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias's work is his conclusion on the state of man and his drive for SOMETHING. It goes something like this:

"the drive for power or the drive for pleasure - Hitler or Hugh Hefner."

Hugh Hefner is every bit more impactful to the world's morals and mores than Adolf Hitler could ever have dreamt. This article from Commentary magazine yields some telling moments as to the shaping of Hugh Hefner and his desire to drive out Puritan morality. He has been overwhelingly successful - and how far worse off are we all.

A sexual pervert for a grandfather drew Hugh to a stunning conclusion.

When Hugh found out years later that Grandpa was a pervert, he blamed the puritanical sexual tyranny that twisted good people into sad deformity.

Later, a fiance who cheated on him while he sought to remain chaste shook him badly.

Then one day Millie confessed in tears that she had slept with another man. Hefner was shattered. He forgave her, they married, but his faith in romance and female virtue was never the same.

Such are the direction posts in life. Apres moi, le deluge.


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