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#11A  FATALISM

I believe that events are fixed in advance so that humans are powerless to change them. I think it’s naïve to think that—in the big scheme of things — we control our own destinies. Whether you call it “God’s plan” or “the will of God” or call it determinism and involve factors beyond human controlI’m resigned to believing that my life’s course is fixed as part of the larger scheme. (Note: deterministic predictability depends on natural / physical laws, genetic and epigenetic endowment, the (predictable) response to environmental stimuli, etc.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries

believes in the Will of God

accepts Predestination 

appreciates Causal Determinism ==> predictions

appreciates that Free Will is Logically Impossible

summary Wikipedia article: Fatalism

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 1121

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 18

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More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #11A:  Fatalism  

Destiny (from online encyclopedia)
Causality (from online encyclopedia)
Prediction (from online encyclopedia)
Fatalism (from online philosophy encyclopedia)
Worldview Watch issue #14, posted 12/16/2010: Science and Theology: "The Humble Approach" 
The Implications of Fatalism, by Alex Scott
Determinism vs. Fatalism, by Bob Miller
Determinism is Not Fatalism, by Alan White (essay from Univ. of Wisconson Philosophy professor)
Fatalism and Hinduism
The Persistence of Poverty (connects poverty and fatalistic beliefs)
Fatalism vs. Self Determination in Mideast Tradition
Compatibilist--Fatalist, by Paul Russell (article by U. of British Columbia professor)
“Fatalistic resignation and the victim mentality” by Ursula Sandner (Nov 2017 post)
“Determinism” by Jeffrey A. Coyne (Essay 2017 contribution to Edge.org)
 “From Determinism to Resignation and How to Stop It” by Richard Holton (13 page article on MIT site)
The End of Karma By Somini Sengupta, (review of  book about India’s youth “trading fatalism and karma for free will” in The Economist Mar 19 2016)

"Are Muslim Arabs Especially Fatalistic?" (article from Psychology Today March 2015)

"Why Fatalism Is Stopping Positive Changes In Your Life"  (posted Jan 15 2014 on Nick & Gen’s Healthy Life)

"Deity and Destiny: Patterns of Fatalistic Thinking in Christian and Hindu Cultures" by Maia Young etal (Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology 42, no. 6 (2011): 1030-1053.)

Reformed Doctrine of Predestination That is Fatalism (Christian perspective)
The Book of Souls by Glenn Cooper (link to reviews of 2010 novel built around predestination theme)

"God and The Way That Is" by Eric H  (submitted to Project Worldview  December 5, 2010)

quotes related to fatalism

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"As you shop in "The Reality Marketplace" avoid spending your "reality cash" too early,  before you have seen everything. " 
from Coming of Age in the Global Village,  by Stephen P. Cook,  with Donella H. Meadows.

 
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