- What is a freethinker?
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We are not independent of these things and freethinkers, though they recognize this, fail to properly implement their own philosophical assumptions of reason and science. You see, for a freethinker to claim to be free from religious dogma is to deny his own freethinking because if someone is truly objectively seeking truth, then he needs to keep the door open to the possibility of God's existence as well as divine revelation. To presuppose that reason and science are the proper methods for learning about our world is a philosophical assumption that is not based on reason and science.
Instead, it is based on an assumption about reason and science; namely, that they are capable of arriving at ultimate truth. But how do they know that?
What is a freethinker?
How can reason and science, which are restricted to human thought and failures, discern whether or not there is a spiritual world, God, and transcendental truths? Therefore, I conclude that freethinkers are not as free as they claim but are restricted by their own freethinking dogma in a similar way to which they accuse the Christians. What is a freethinker? Free from religious dogma Free from absolute truth Free from absolute morality Free from tradition Freethinkers consider themselves to be objective, clearheaded thinkers, who objectively seek to learn truth about our world, ourselves, morality, politics, social structures, etc.
Following are different definitions offered for the term "freethinker. Freethinkers include atheists, agnostics and rationalists.
Ideas should not be derived from religion, authority, governments or dogmas.. Is the freethinking position the right one?
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How would they know? Or is it a belief? How would a freethinker know if his thinking was really free or not? How do they know that their freethinking presupposition is not an merely assumption and thereby a violation of what freethinking is, since it would not be based upon reason, logic, or even the scientific method? If a freethinker believes only in science and the material world, how can he justify the idea that his physical brain is producing proper conclusions about our world since it will be restricted to limitations the laws of physics?
What makes a freethinker truly free if he rejects certain perspectives about knowledge such as divine revelation, subjective experience, etc.?
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Where is the objectivity in that? If a freethinker automatically rejects the possibility of divine existence because God cannot be reasoned to exist or proven to exist by the scientific method, then doesn't his assuming the freethinking position automatically exclude God's existence by definition? Since they believe that logic and science are the best ways to learn about the world, and since God is by definition, not limited to our logic and science, how then are they really free to learn whether or not God exists? If one freethinker concludes that God exists in another freethinker concludes that God does not exist, which one is correct?
How would you know using the principles of freethinking? How do they know that the denial of all divine revelation is the right approach to getting knowledge about our world? Or, do they just assume it is?
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