Incredibly, the writer of this drivel is an editor of "Christianity Today." That said...
There is a reason the Rats spout "hope" all the time - because "hope" is the most pathetic possible state of dependency. "Hope" is not prayer, it is not effort, it is not faith, it is not trust. It is literally the weakest state - and even intoning the word puts a person into a dependent and even miserable state of mind. And that's where the Rats want everyone to live - not just physcially, but mentally, emotionally and in their very souls.
And as a lifelong, hardcore Leftist Rat, Steve Jobs did indeed "keep hope alive" with every scheming plan he had, every dark association he made, and every step he led millions of people to take away from personal autonomy and towards technological surveillance - and most perversely, all in the name of the highest good.
Therefore, let us pray that his passing does, indeed, mean the end of this soul-crushing "hope," once and for all.
There’s a wishful hope (I hope it won’t rain) and there’s a hope in a reliable promise (I hope for the day I will be in glory). Without distinguishing between the two, talk about hope is virtually meaningless.
Steve Jobs helped to create some neat tech gadgets and computers. Some were hits, some weren’t. I’ve been using Apple stuff since the early 90s. I used the stuff because I was more effective and efficient with it. Although I find Jobs an interesting study, quite frankly, I didn’t and don’t give a crap if he was in charge of Apple or not, only that the Apple products I use work well.
Steve Jobs only created hope in the minds of vapid hero worshipers. It explains much about what’s wrong with our society.