Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wheel of Fortune

Last week, my random question generated some comments I did not anticipate. (Of course, my posts always generate comments that I do not anticipate. What I conceive in my imagination never gets perceived the way I think it will.) These comments had to do with fate.

Fate versus free will. Yeah, I didn't see that coming out of last week's question. But it got me thinking...

What if we could have a predetermined destiny as well as free will? What if those two concepts weren't mutually exclusive?  

It'll be interesting to see what comments come of this. Because, what I think about this and what you think about this will be totally different. At least, it will as long as things go as they have gone in the past.


  1. I think those concepts are mutually exclusive. I'm afraid I don't understand the question.

  2. This is one of the non-sensical doctrines of Christianity, we have free will because God wants us to "choose" him but it is predetermined whose names are written in the Lambs Book of Life (which is what will be checked when we die and try to enter Heaven). I spent my teen years arguing that you cannot have both at the same time, but countless pastors, youth pastors, and religiously faithful told me over and over that "logic has no place in faith"; SO THERE YA GO! Ha! This is an illogical concept that requires blind faith...and now I realize that I've rambled on and on about nothing of importance & I have yet to answer the question! I have no answer, sorry.

  3. It is kind of contradictory, but an interesting concept. So kind of like, we're destined to make choices because of who we are. I think? Or perhaps it's more like we have a predestined end, but can choose the specifics on how we get there. I don't know why, but I like the former concept more than the latter...


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