Fatalism- the idle argument

  • If it is fated for you to recover from this illness, then you will recover whether you call a doctor or not.

  • Likewise, if you are fated not to recover, you will not do so whether you call a doctor or not.

  • But either it is fated that you will recover from this illness, or it is fated that you will not recover.

  • Therefore it is futile to consult a doctor.[6][7]

I just copied and pasted the above so called idle argument from Wikipedia; in my university it is not a proper reference and it is dismissible. But for purpose of convenience Wikipedia is the best reference to win an argument.

This is not an argument.

Fatalism may be thought of as in ability to change our future; we have a predetermined path and whether we lie in bed all day or move around in circles whatever is meant to happen will happen and what’s not meant, won’t. Well, that is what philosophers thought or perhaps still think of fate as; I wouldn’t know because philosophy isn’t my best suit and am really not going to be a doctor about it by trying to dig deeper into it. Going by the above speculations, I’m not a believer of ‘fate’ or ‘fatalism’.

I believe that our action and choices take us down a certain path to a certain point; it may be a straight road, bumpy one, a long way, a short cut or a few wrong turns but we eventually get home. But no matter how great or bad a choice we make, what will happen to us as a result of that choice isn’t our choice and isn’t in our control. Doing good increases the odds that good will come to us but it doesn’t take away the fact that bad may also come our way; that isn’t in our control. May be an example would help, if getting lung cancer was solely the result of smoking several packs of cigarettes a day then all smokers should have cancer; do they?


One comment

  1. enigma · · Reply

    Inspite the complexities of fate, I must agree with raspberry here and the concept put foward with regards to the dismerit of the karma doctrine which states wat goes around comes around cause in fact it may or may never infact transpire.

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