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Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by ColoradoFB, Jul 28, 2003.
Bob Hope dead at age 100.
I am really going to miss him!
I make no speculations as to the state of his eternal soul. Rather, I will ponder his life and the humor he shared with us all, especially to the many members of our armed forces. I will remember his cornball television Christmas specials as a very pleasant memory, in which the anticipation for the holiday increased as soon as you found out it was coming on the air. And I will remember his great one-liners and extensive body of work, from films to radio to television. Would that all could give of ourselves as much as Bob gave to us all.
Thank you, God, for giving us Bob Hope.
I can remember sitting in front of the TV after one of my leg surgeries and forgetting the pain because I was laughing so hard at him. He was a gift to us all. I'm sure I'm not the only one he helped in that way.
I never thought that he was one of the funniest comedians BUT I have tremendous admiration for him as a first-class gentleman and for his use of his talents to bless those who needed it most. Sad to see him pass, seems in some small way like the end of an era.
Bob Hope was one of the last of a group of comedians whose comedy was safe for the entire family. He and Red Skelton were always two of my favorites. His "Road" pictures with Bing Crosby were classics.
Bob Hope was not bad, as far as humor is concerned. He also had a decent marriage, and was not following suit of his contemporaries in Hollywood, who changed spouses as people change underwear. I do not know about his spiritual life, if he had any faith, but he certainly made others laugh - he was the master of comedy. His humor was clean, and he has my utmost respect for keeping his lines clean from dirt (of which many others after him were unable or unwilling to do). He will be missed. I understand that the bulk of his estate will go to various charities...
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I will certainly not disrespect someone by attempting to judge their salvific state. But it's worthy of note that Sir Bob is said to have become spiritually active in his later years. About 5 years ago, he converted to Catholicism. Since Bob and Delores Hope have been private people, we don't always hear stuff that happens in their private life, which most folks respect.
He will be missed, not just by family and friends, but by every American individually.
God bless Bob Hope. May his legacy live forever, and may he never be forgotten.
Mr. Hope, you will be missed
Nor do I for that matter. But I for one would wanted to know something about an American icon's faith. For a faith could never be personal! If anyone thinks that it is personal, then the Great Commission has no effect... neither is the condemnation of those who did not acknowledge the Lord openly. It is just a thought, and it does not bear criticism on the late Bob Hope's personal life. Although we know of several Hollywood personalities that when they accepted the Lord they wanted others to hear about it. It was the born-again experience. I did not hear anything of the late Bob Hope, and for that reason I thank you for the information you shared.
Thanks Barnabas. I hope you don't think I was implying that you were judging anyone's faith. My apologies if that's the way it sounded.
I think, however, that one need not necessarily wear one's faith one one's sleeve for the great commission to be in effect. After all, the biggest worth of a person's faith is not the words that come from the mouth, but the fruits produced by a person's faith. There can be no arguement that Mr Hope certainly produced fruit that bore much seed. There's probably not a person on this board who wasn't affected by him. May we all be blessed to produce such fruit.
I never heard anything about Bob Hope's religion, but his life made it obvious that he was a decent person, an honorable person and worthy of admiration.
I'm so glad that we have his films to remember him by. He was such a fun actor to watch. I just loved his timing and sense of humor. And the way he played off of Bing Crosby...just really wonderful to watch.
When watching a special on him the other day, one of his children said something about him that really stuck with me. They said that with people who do comedy, there is very often a dark side to them. But He didn't have a dark side, he was just a happy, joyful, loving man.
What a great thing to be said about him. I'm glad he had a full and long life. I'll miss him.