Can you be a Christian and claim hopelessness? Would a slave have felt hopeless in 1852? Can we be a Christian and claim hopelessness? Seems hypocritical, to my ear anyway. Christianity is implicitly designed to be the antidote. If we don’t feel close to God, guess who moved? Right? Or am I missing something? Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.