Rejection of Fatalism
A belief that events are not predetermined and a denial of fate is a basic component of Mohist thought. Mozi proposed that poverty and turmoil are brought about by our own acts rather than predetermined by fate. Blaming human affairs on fate is nothing other than relieving actors of responsibility for their actions and will only bring chaos to the state and poverty to the people. Only by embracing ethical principles such as impartial love and by our own efforts, can we gain practical benefits.
Those who hold that there is fate are harmful to the world. For that reason Mozi is opposed to their stand. (Mozi)