Calvinism is a combination of Theological Fatalism and Determinism, or is it? Several times I've seen calvinists on this board deny that Calvinism is fatalistic or state that claims made against the theology does not reflect their belief but instead reflects fatalism. While this may be the case, I have not seen any explanation as such. If it is the case it would seem that it is in their interests to make the distinctions known, since, imo, it is on the minds of most that would considering the theology. I'd like to offer this thread for them to make the case that Calvinism is not equal to or worse than Theological Fatalism. Regarding determinism, I don't think I've seen anyone deny that but, if there is a Calvinist that would make the case that it is not equal to or worse than determinism then that is welcome here as well. Hopefully we can come to a better understanding so that we can communicate efficiently, effectively and fairly. So, Calvinism is a combination of Theological Fatalism and Determinism, or is it?