Hugh Hefner was a materialistic misogynist.
Money and stuff were markers of success in his mind.
And women were the objects of male-domination fantasies in the playboy world he created.
Hopefully, Hefner came to follow Jesus Christ for forgiveness and new life before he left this earth. Those are gifts that Christ, God-enfleshed, offers to all who repent and believe in Him.
But Hefner's "philosophy," for those who follow it, is a spiritual train wreck to hell. It leads away from God, away from authentic relationships with others, away from the new and everlasting life that only the God definitively revealed in Christ can give.[Blogger Mark Daniels is pastor of Living Water Lutheran Church in Centerville, Ohio. Living Water is a congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).