Free Will Affects Your Life More Than Fate
Before the debate starts, however, I'm going to define both.
Free Will: The idea that decisions control life.
Fate: The idea that events are inevitable and will happen no matter what.
I would love to see the arguments.
If I take my viewpoint as pro-fate then I would believe there is no freewill. You, as designate by fate were destined to believe in free will, however it does not, in fact, exist. Therefore being that free will does not exist, fate affects the world more than the nonexistent free will does.
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Let me try to disprove fate first. The most common idea of fate is two lovers meeting. Many people, including the two parties of the couple, say that 'it was fate' that we met. But the problem I have with that is that theoretically either of the two parties could on a whim suddenly decide to break up with or divorce the other party. Also, the two lovers meeting was a long series of decisions. For example, both of the parties chose to, let's say, go to the local coffee shop at the same time. After that, they both decided to talk to each other or as in the movies, one decided to take their coffee and walk towards their table while the other person decided to walk the other way and then they collide. It all seems to be a series of decisions.
Even if you go from a religious point of view, in the Bible, somewhere around Genesis I believe, it is mentioned that God created humans with free will. Unfortunately, however, I don't know what the Qur'an or the Torah or any other major religious books say.
Also, as to religious references. The Christianity and Jewish scripture lean towards free will while Islam, Hinduism, and the Ancient Greeks lean towards fate . 2:3 pretty evenly divided there but leaning towards fate.
As mentioned earlier these small changes, decisions, and whims of the mind are merely fated events. Fate has determined what shall happen and things happen as they are fated to do so. Due to the concept of fate one cannot choose incorrectly, all decisions are correct since that is what has been fated to happen. We cannot find out what our fate is, and no we don't know it was fate that the couple met, but it is a much more logical explanation for all of the events to come togetherby fate than for these things to actually have been choices of your "free will". Fate is not away of life, it is what happens to us, and no matter what happens it is because we were fated to do so.
From a life perspective, as mentioned in my very first post, you are fated to believe and think the thoughts and beliefs you hold, so yes your thoughts are decided for you. So your free-will once again becomes invalid since our thoughts are decided for us.
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