I’ll take hope!


Frederich Nietzsche repudiated hope. He energetically discredited Christianity and morality. In its place, he taught nihilism, the belief in nothing. As a result, he went mad for 10 years prior to his death. His legacy? He inspired Hitler to carry out the nefarious pogrom against the Jews. His heirs — the existentialists like Beckett, Sartre and Camus — have continued to strip Western Civilization of its Christian moorings. Society applauded their philosophies and then wondered why massacres occur.

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I’ll take hope over hopelessness any day! Hope is a gift from God. There is no hope outside of God.

Hope is the middle child sandwiched between her famous sisters: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. — 1 Cor. 13:13 NIV. Though “hope” gets a lot less press, she is by no means the lesser child.

The greatest possession you could have is hope. Once you have lost hope, you have expired.

Christianity has been the piñata for philosophers for a long time. What they offer in its place is despair and drinking. True Christianity — not the perversions false Christians cite — is the only source of hope for humanity.

 

6 responses to “I’ll take hope!

  1. “Though “hope” gets a lot less press, she is by no means the lesser child.” I love this! I had never thought about it before, but it’s so true. We love to talk about faith and love…hardly to we utter more than a few words about hope. Hope is what keeps us alive!

  2. I love your line – “Christianity has been the pinata for philosophers for a long time.” Yeah, and the cool thing is that when we’re battered, sweetness tumbles out and feeds waiting batterers. How else will they “taste and see that the Lord is good”?

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    • MustardSeedBudget.wordpress.com

      Wow! You took the metaphor one step beyond what I imagined. I hadn’t thought about the sweetness coming out. I had only thought of the bludgeoning that they do. Thanks for your poetry!

  3. refusingtopanic

    Nice work and so true. Reminds me of 1 Cor 2:14 “But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means.” (NLT)

    • MustardSeedBudget.wordpress.com

      Because I went to a public school, I studied these guys as a youth. They had powerful effect. It was quite depressing. That is about all they have to offer — depression or a hopeless abandon to pleasure-seeking.

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