I was thinking and wondering today on my drive to work: Can people have faith and not have hope?
Faith, as defined "Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing."1 So you have confidence, trust, in something. But to what end?
Hope is defined, as a verb, "to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence." So, there is the confidence again.
So, staying away from religious meaning, can you have faith that your new car will get 30mpg and not hope that it will?
Hope is also defined "to place trust; rely".
In my mind you can't really have faith in something without holding a hope that your faith is well placed. After all, you have faith that chair will hold you and hope you're right. Correct?