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    Post the position of the Fatalist is not secure

    Why the author says "the position of Fatalist is not secure"?

    The most exact of all the prophecies concerning the War seems to have been that of Sophie, a Greek young woman who, having been hypnotized by Dr. Antoniou of Athens, delivered her oracles vocally in a state of trance. The date was June 6, 1914. She not only predicted the Great War and who the parties would be, but gave a great deal of detail such as the neutrality of Italy at the beginning, her subsequent alliance with the Entente, the action of Greece, the place of the final battle on the Vardar, and so forth. It is interesting, however, to note that she made certain errors which tend to show that the position of the Fatalist is not secure, and that there is at least a broad margin which can be affected by human will and energy.

    "The History of Spiritualism," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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    Re: the position of the Fatalist is not secure

    A fatalist believes events cannot be controlled. She, apparently, made accurate predictions, but events turned out differently in some cases (I guess).
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 01-Oct-2020 at 20:40. Reason: Fixed typo

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