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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
Faith VS Hope...
What is hope but a disguised evil. It is a sadistic form of slow death, slow torture, and enduring pain in a hopeless situation. HOPE...is worthless. It is the slaves resignation to never break the chains that hold him. It is the evil of good men that do nothing. It is the vile form of consequence taken from our hands and passed off onto another. It is irresponsibility with ourselves. It is deception unto others. It is inaction. It is the resolve to just let things be.
Faith is the determination of will expressed in the real world. It is action guided by pure will. It is resolve to see things through and self reliance. It is autonomy and affirmative action. It is the champions religion as faith in one self. It is a sense of duty when it is asked of you. We can cast ourselves even unto the uncertain and unknown if we have faith in those that send us, but most importantly if we have faith in our ability to persevere.
Hope is knowing the futility of your defiance to death, injustice and wrong. Hope allows evil to deceive us and string us along without trying to improve the situation we may be in. Hope lies to you and shows you how defeated you are but keeps you silent in your tomb. MAYBE you will rise, MAYBE someone will save you....MAYBE.....hope for it.
Faith is defying death, injustice, tyranny, evil of all forms without the knowledge of how, and especially without the possibility of victory. It is an act of self determination and in layman terms, BALLS. Faith can make an impossible situation turn in your favor. It is the first step after being down. It is the first step into unknown territory.
It is the constant stride of honor bound men and the melody in good men´s hearts.
Faith. The free mans drive to keep his enemies fetters off of his world. It is an act of defiance. A mortal, humble man with faith in himself will defy any leader, king, or God himself if he believes it must be done. THAT is why we are force fed "hope" by less than noble men.
Hope is a tool of subjugation. Faith is an instrument of liberty.
It is no wonder that "hope" was included in Pandora´s box. The ancient Greeks did not see it as a force of good. It was a masked and hidden evil to be employed by mankind against mankind. To wield the evil power of the Gods against mortal men. Zeus seeing he was being deceived sent us "hope" along with all other evils. Pandora snapped the box closed before it was released. Ever since men of little honor have cracked open the lid of that box to release a little hope into the minds of other mortal men. Their reason is one of conquest without resistance, absolute power without prejudice, and the enslavement of all opposition.
A free man has faith. A slave has hope.
edit on 15-2-2013 by zedVSzardoz because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Hopechest
reply to post by Panic2k11
Hope is more realistic because you don't know what the future outcomes will be.
Having faith that something will happen is reckless because its not possible to simply "will" things to be.
I hope I do well on my mid-term next week. That is reasonable.
Having faith I'm going to do well is unrealistic because I simply don't know if I've prepared enough. I hope I did.
Faith will not serve me better at all. It will not make me smarter or more able to pass my exam. I have prepared all I can so all I can do now is hope.