Ancient Greek – Coursework Example
27 August Fatalism in the Modern Culture Some of the ways in which the modern culture is fatalistic is the spread of multiculturalism, globalization, the development and advancement of technology, and terrorism as well as war against terrorism. The structure of modern culture fundamentally rests upon the foundations of globalization and technological advancement.
Belief in a supreme power that is not only the most powerful amongst everything in the universe and beyond is a pre-requisite of the belief in fatalism since the very definition of fatalism necessitates this. The concept of fatalism originates in religion and theology. People who believe there is a God who is controlling everything and has decided for certain thing to happen believe in fatalism i.e. what has to happen is inevitable. Most of the religions, specifically the Abrahamic religions and the religious scriptures including Bible and Quran depict that the world has an end, and the Prophets have revealed that certain things have to happen before that happens.
The Muslim and Christian scholars mutually consent that war is a major element among those inevitable things before the end of the world, and factors like multiculturalism, technological advancement and globalization are playing the role of catalysts in this. For example, multiculturalism and globalization has enabled people to have a deeper insight into different cultures, explore their norms and values, strengths and weaknesses. Evil forces are using this knowledge to develop evil machinations to control the world and technological advancement is facilitating them. The First World War, the Second World War, and the series of wars that instigated with the start of the 21st century are all fatalism.