On Fate

My brother and I had a long-winded discussion tonight on the existence of fate. Like many other concepts, we disagreed. Fate is an event or series of events that will inevitably happen in the future. I do not believe fate exists, but I used to.

I used to believe fate exists because of Christianity. According to the Bible, God is omniscient, meaning he is all-knowing. The word ‘all’ encompasses everything, regardless of dimension. Therefore, God knows all from the past, present, and future. If God knows all from the future, then fate must exist. Additionally, free choice now becomes an illusion. At this point, we all would be fulfilling an inevitable destiny, even if we were not aware of it.

Fate can only be observed by an entity capable of foreseeing events that occur in the future. The entity would likely reside outside of the box which contains our reality of the Universe.

I can no longer consider this theory as evidence that fate exists, however. This theory depends on the assumption that the content written in the Bible is true.

I now believe that fate does not exist on the account that there is not any evidence that suggests the existence of an entity capable of foreseeing the future. Though the existence of this entity would only prove fate while the nonexistence of this entity would not disprove fate, I cannot believe in a concept without evidence which suggests its existence in the first place.

What are your thoughts?

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