On the cover of this magazine you will find the title, FATE, which is perhaps the most significant, most dominant word the world has ever known. It has been the basis for innumerable dogmatic religions, for stultifying superstitions, for lack of progress through despair and hopelessness. At the same time it has brought into the open the highest courage of body and soul, been the foundation of rigid discipline that has established great nations and conquered others as great, and drawn man’s eyes toward the inexpressible mystery of an all-powerful Creator. Because of its relationship to these things, this magazine has been called FATE.
FATE is a new kind of magazine. It was conceived several years ago, vaguely and imperfectly in the minds of its editors. Through the intervening years of research, study, experience, analysis, debate, planning, and just plain hard work, the concept went on, until today it lies in your hands, a modest, but energetic young magazine dedicated to the earnest, thinking people of all races and walks of life. It is a magazine devoted to the defense of reason. It is a bringing out into the open of the real kinship between fate and free will. It is a magazine dedicated to the scientific method, to calm analysis of the known and the unknown. It is a magazine for the logical man, the religious man, for the doubtful man, for the observing man, and above all, for the man who wants to know the answers to those greatest of all questions: Why was I born? Where am I going? Who, and what, am I?
You might call FATE a “cosmic reporter.” Its real purpose is reporting the unbiased truth. FATE is your instrument for gathering news more important than the things the immortal Will Rogers used to “read in the newspapers” and claimed was “all I know.” Will Rogers knew a great deal more than what he read in the newspapers. He knew, for instance: A man’s what he wants to be and who can he blame for that! His philosophy of life put the superstitious, dogmatic type of fate right where it belonged. He knew, too, that God didn’t put him here to “just sit.” He realized man was a “master of his fate, captain of his soul” and ought to do something constructive about it.
FATE lets you do your own thinking, confining its efforts solely to supplying the material upon which your ability to think can be directed, with the ultimate decision your own. Your own decision is the correct one! That’s what the fates really mean to you. The fates never make a move until you decide their course. What happens after that is pre-ordained, but not by those silly old ladies who are supposed to be using you for dice.
Now do you know how FATE is a new kind of magazine? Can you see how it is intended to be a help to you in your daily life? It isn’t just “another magazine” intended to entertain, although FATE can emphatically state that no other magazine will top its contents for drama, plot, intrigue, characterization and adventure! It isn’t a fiction magazine containing stories, but a factual magazine containing articles by experts in all walks of life and by others not so expert, but having something dynamic, significant and truthful to say!