When seeing these types of stories it always make me wonder, “Why would anyone who has so much to lose do something so _______?” (You fill in the blanks, there are so many adjectives I can use that I can’t pick just one.)
3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.
4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 3-4
The only thing I can think of is the fact that until there is a realization that happiness, peace and contentment is found only in Jesus we will all continue to search for the next best thing, the next big thrill…
5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;
7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 2:5-8 NIV