Faith vs. Fate

By Jaxson

Main Difference

The main difference between Faith and Fate is that the Faith is a confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief and Fate is a predetermined course of events.

  • Faith

    Faith is confidence or trust in a particular system of religious belief, in which faith may equate to confidence based on some perceived degree of warrant. According to Rudolf Bultmann, faith must be a determined vital act of will, not a culling and extolling of “ancient proofs”.

  • Fate

    Destiny, sometimes referred to as fate (from Latin fatum – destiny), is a predetermined course of events. It may be conceived as a predetermined future, whether in general or of an individual.

  • Faith (noun)

    The process of forming or understanding abstractions, ideas, or beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation.

    “I have faith that my prayers will be answered.”

    “I have faith in the healing power of crystals.”

  • Faith (noun)

    A religious belief system.

    “The Christian faith.”

  • Faith (noun)

    An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.

    “He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.”

  • Faith (noun)

    A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.

    “I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.”

    “You need to have faith in yourself, that you can overcome your shortcomings and become a good person.”

  • Faith (noun)

    Credibility or truth.

  • Fate (noun)

    The presumed cause, force, principle, or divine will that predetermines events.

  • Fate (noun)

    The effect, consequence, outcome, or inevitable events predetermined by this cause.

  • Fate (noun)

    Destiny; often with a connotation of death, ruin, misfortune, etc.

    “Accept your fate.”

  • Fate (noun)

    alternative case form of Fate|nodot=1(one of the goddesses said to control the destiny of human beings).

  • Fate (verb)

    To foreordain or predetermine, to make inevitable.

    “The oracle’s prediction fated Oedipus to kill his father; not all his striving could change what would occur.”


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