" Fate is complete garbage in my opinion. Saying you believe in fate is bascially saying that murderers shouldn't be charged for their crimes since they were fated to do so. But I guess the people charging him are fated to do so as well? Free will. My major is Philosophy so I have thought about this quite a bit :/ "
haha ok let me pose this scenario.
you are placed in a cell that fits your body exactly. you cannot move at all. do you have free will? then change the size of the cell to the boundries of the country you currently live in. do you have free will? then change the size of the cell to the size of earth itself. do you have free will? then change it to the size of the universe. do you have free will?
the answer, regardless if you believe you have control or not, is that you dont. If you will to go to another planet, can you? there is also an evolutionary angle to take on this. can you be sure that any of the actions you perform are of your thinking mind or are they subconsciously driven by natural selection?
free will vs fate is far less religious than philosophical. i dont think anyone takes religion seriously anymore. check out the story of George Price and get back to me