Robert H. Bork makes this interesting statement in the preface to Herbert Schlossberg’s Idols for Destruction. He says,
“All alternatives to Christian doctrine are themselves grounded in unprovable assumptions, and in that sense cannot be distinguished from positions of faith. Dogma is inescapable nothwithstanding the failure of so many to recognize the pervasiveness and fragility of their own belief systems.” Of course this is correct. Nobody lives without some idea of what life is, even if the idea is that life is essentially meaningless and governed by random events. But even that position constitutes a philosophy that cannot be proved correct and thus rests upon an act of faith or, if you prefer, a leap to a premise.
So…perhaps not all assuming is bad.