I have a difficult time deciphering the difference between fate and pre-destination, the latter as taught in Catholic school. I don't believe events happen randomly. I base that opinion on the fact that when I look around me, everything, our bodies, all different, but the same, operating on the same type of universal system and it's when that system fails that we die to the people that come into our lives. My mother use to say if I wasn't born to she and my father, I would still exist, but just as someone else. But, I wasn't born to other parents and I do exist as myself. I object to that type of random thinking. I believe my creator intended for me to be born who I am. Call it fate or destiny, I believe everything is as it is intended to be. This concept, for me, gives importance and validity to each individual and life. I do believe in a creator and if that is true, judging from the intricacy, the masterpiece in the creation of each individual, from the complexity of their body to their mind, I reject the idea of randomness. I believe "fate" is thrown into our path as part of the plan for each of us, making it less "fate" than pre-destination...our destiny.