He's not saying hope is bad. He's saying hope that isn't grounded in objective truth is dangerous. Some folks tend to think if we just elect the most charismatic leader they will solve everything with no effort on their part. <br><br>"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
"It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness."
My point is that hope is never based on objective truth. Objective truth tells you what is and suggests a probability for what will be, and depending on the probability it indicates the likelihood (to vary the term) that something will come to pass. But hope, IMHO, works in an entirely different field. If I'm a theist, I have no objective evidence for the existence of a God. If I'm a parent, I have no objective evidence that my child will be a success. If I'm . . . you name it, and hope is not a matter of objective "truth." It's a little like faith, I think. If I have objective evidence for something, then to believe that thing to be true is not a matter of faith but a matter of experience. Cal Thomas is a preacher. He ought to know the difference between the way that objectivity and hope work. That's all.<br><br>[color:red]</font color=red> [color:orange]</font color=orange> [color:yellow]</font color=yellow> [color:green]</font color=green> [color:blue]</font color=blue> [color:purple]</font color=purple>
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