I was raised in a Christian home and raised to believe that God has a plan for our lives. I do believe that we have the free will to make decisions in our life; however God knows those decisions before we do. God knows before we are made in our mother’s wombs, how our life will turn out. He knows how many days we will stay on this earth and he knows the trials and sufferings we will face. Those trials, sorrows, joys, and sufferings will all come from our free will. My destiny is determined by the choices I make throughout my life. I can either make the choice to follow the Lord and his laws and spend eternity in heaven after I die, or I can make the choice to turn against him thus spending eternity in hell. The Lord would love for everyone to turn and follow him but not everyone may choose that path in life and may fall prey to the devil. Though my choices in life may not be pleasing unto the Lord he always offers a chance at salvation and redemption, another example of how my choices can affect my destiny. I can choose to turn away from the gift of grace he has given or I can chose to accept his grace. The Lord knew that all people would fall prey to sin; he knew they would be given the chance of free will. In order to save his people from their free will he gave his son to this earth in the form of a child. This child lived a perfect life and died a terrible death to save all of us from our sins. Those sins are a product of our free will to make our own decisions in life.…
When we think of the word nature we think of green grassy fields, birds flying over mountains and endless blue skies. We as a species grew and evolved from this nature but things have changed. Over time, our technological growth has caused us to take advantage of our “mother earth” and push her more and more out of our lives. We have pushed her so far out of our lives that we now separate ourselves from nature. We are fooled into thinking that we are superior and therefor in control…
Romeo and Juliet and their fate
Fate is the supposed power that predetermines events. Romeo and Juliet, the two young lovers in
William Shakespeare' s Romeo and Juliet, ended up becoming a large part of what could be called "fate".
Fate seemed to control their lives and force them together, becoming a large part of their love, and the
ending of their parent's hatred. Fate became the ultimate control power in this play, and plays a large part in
modern everyday life, even if we don't recognize it…
Freewill and Determinism
What is determinism?
Most people agree that people are morally responsible only for the actions they carry out freely and deliberately. Determinism states that there are laws of nature which govern everything which happens, every choice we make was determined by the situation before it and so implies infinite regress.
Freedom of choice is just an illusion and so personal responsibility is meaningless, as are blame and punishment. This makes it difficult to make any sense…
to the world famous English playwright William Shakespeare “What fate impose, that men must needs abide; it boots not to resist both wind and tide.” This quote says that man cannot control their lives and that fate decides everything. In Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, Oedipus and his parents try to prevent the prophecy given out by the gods, but fate still pierces through the opposition and becomes a reality. The story tells how fate cannot be prevented and everything is predetermined, just as Oedipus…
Fate vs. Free will
Upon reading “Oedipus” by Sophocles, Oedipus the tragic hero is responsible for his downfall. Fate and free will are two opposing ideas that Sophocles portrays ambiguously into the play by leaving it up to the audience to choose which one of the two controls Oedipus’ life. His hamartia was a result of a personality full of hubris, arrogance and a rushed, unwise decision-making, decisions that ultimately led him to his downfall. Oedipus’ tragic fate could have been prevented…
was basically nonexistent on technical terms, he made sure to use that against Nick, the prosecutor, and the entire Justice Department of Philadelphia.
After Darby and Ames tied up him and his family, Darby whispers into his ear “You can’t fight fate.” before he stabbed him, causing Clyde to black out. Fast forward 10 years later, Clyde made Ames’ “painless” execution anything but painless by replacing chemicals meant for lethal execution with very serious and harmful ones. Then he captures Darby…
to Be Ruined
Fate is a universal idea expressed in famous literature all throughout history. One
of the most well-known literary works of all time is Shakespeare’s
Romeo and Juliet.
The full title of the play,
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
, clearly depicts that there is
an unfortunate end to Romeo and Juliet’s story. Beginning with Romeo falling in love at
first sight with Juliet and ending with their notorious deaths, the best explanation for
the strange coincidences is fate. The tragic end…
Fate the un-avoidable
Throughout the vast history of literature, various concepts have come and gone. The idea of fate or fatalism has been a concept that has survived the test of time. Numerous characters have succumbed to the power of fate and the character of Oedipus from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is a prime example of the vast power of fate within literature. Sophocles effectively depicts the wrath of fate as he portrays how Oedipus fell victim to fate and his efforts to disregard fate were…
27th November 2012.
“The Fate of Their Country”
Michael F. Holt.
"To locate the most direct causes of the American Civil War," he contends in the preface, "one must look at the actions of governmental officeholders in the decades before that horrific conflict." Professor Michael F Holt needs no introduction among historians. He is single handedly regarded as one of the scholars who is most responsible for the emergence of what some call a neo-revisionist…