Foxnews recently did a story on Hugh Hefner and his feelings of regret over certain choices in his life. You can read the full report here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518219,00.html
While just the notion of "Hugh Hefner" and "regrets" is certainly enough to cause the typical American male into a veritable tailspin of soul-searching angst. After all, if Hugh (who is what many consider to be the very pinnacle of male achievement: the eternal frat party combined with a healthy dose of Never Never Land) . . . if Hugh has regrets over HIS choices . . . then what chance does Joe Average have in achieving the perfect life?
But pushing beyond that riddled philosophical question, the thing that most interested me was this quote. "[I'd] like to find out what [Jesus Christ] was all about." Separate the reality from mythology. Find out the roots of what has become a major religion of my time. I was raised in a good Methodist home and I had questions about organized religion, and I would love to have the answers."
Hugh Hefner has money. He has a steady parade of beautiful, naked women. He does not just have power, he has an empire. He does not just have a legacy, he has influenced the course of entire generations.
And still . . . that pesky question of "Just who is Jesus, anyway?" remains.
"Who do you say I am?" is what Jesus asked. The answer to that question is still as crucial today as it ever has been. And, apparently, not even living the American Male Dream diminishes the burning need to answer it.