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On Hope and Faith

In his blog today at FIRST THINGS Joseph Bottum proposes a concept that has the unique property of being even more true without its surrounding context than with it. In discussing the recurring massive protests in France, he writes: “It’s tempting to pose this as a general rule: A people who lack any sense of the future will find that the future lacks any sense of them.” As true as it is in relation to those protesting (and hopefully not rioting) it is equally as true throughout the course of human history – any person or group without hope for the future forfeits their ability to truly have an impact on that future. One pauses to think…

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