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12 Dec 2007, 9:29 pm

Not being terribly specific here.
Feel free to use your own definitions.



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12 Dec 2007, 9:33 pm

no not really



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12 Dec 2007, 10:38 pm

No. I'm a determinist in a loose sense, but I'm not a fatalist.


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13 Dec 2007, 12:48 am

Sometimes probability. Never destiny"


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13 Dec 2007, 12:56 am

No. I believe in the power of the individual. I can determine my own destiny.



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13 Dec 2007, 2:40 am

Put it this way, I do not believe in luck or coincidence. Everything happens for a reason, even if it is something small coming out of something big. Civilisation has not progressed the way it has because it just happened. I would pick fate and destiny over chance any day.


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13 Dec 2007, 7:52 pm

I believe that there are people who are luckier than others, but not in a 'destiny' sort of way--more of a probabilistic sort of way. i.e. there are certain individuals who are happy, lucky, have an easy time making friends, etc. no due to any destiny, but rather, because from a statistical stand point, there should be a certain random portion of people who are luckier than others.
There were times in my life when I really wanted something and did everything to get it, and still didn't. Back then I felt it was due to a destiny of some sort, but I guess the real reason is that I am not one of those people who are lucky.


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13 Dec 2007, 8:00 pm

I think that I'm in charge of my destiny.


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13 Dec 2007, 8:47 pm

I do believe some things happen for some reason but you just don't know why but not everything.



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14 Dec 2007, 12:39 am

There is no mystical influence directing the random events of the universe. Stuff just happens.

Human can influence it, but most of it is just chance and co-incidence. It up to us to give the experience meaning and to learn what we can from it.



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14 Dec 2007, 12:46 am

.......................not any more.



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14 Dec 2007, 2:03 am

I believe in the supreme power of God.

I do however believe in the occasional random coincidences and whatnot that sometimes happen.

For instance, today, a girl that I almost ended up dating, showed up at the college where I go. She went there last year, then left to go to a school a bit farther away from parents. ::Awkward:: we had a thing for each other for a while last semester, and it ended with me asking her out, which she said not then to. I ended up dating someone else, and didn't find out about her til middle of this year, from her mom. and right now I'm sorta going after another girl, and I just happened to have a rose and card for this friend in my hand, when I see the girl, and the person who I'm talking to, asks me why I have the worried look, I told her, that I thought I saw a ghost from my past, she looks and tells me it is her. At this point I'm just...."Awe crap," I know God has a sense of humor, after all he made the Giraffe and the platypus. I ended up talking with her for a few minutes, and it was all good. I'm not persona non gratis, she was happy to see me. It was just awkward.

So anyhow, back to your regularly scheduled programming.


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14 Dec 2007, 2:20 am

I think most religions are just a drug to control people



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14 Dec 2007, 9:29 am

Kilroy wrote:
I think most religions are just a drug to control people


Religion is a crutch of the weak-mined, to quote my former governor Jesse Ventura. 8)


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14 Dec 2007, 12:29 pm

I agree totally with Gamester. I believe that God has a plan for everyone.