In my new FREETHINKERS? essay, I define what “freethinker” means to me:
Freethinker (n.) one who forms opinions as a result of thoughtful independent inquiry, rather than unquestioned acceptance of established views or teachings of others.
I discuss how my atheism plays a much less central role in my life than some I met while exploring the atheistic ‘Freethinker Movement.’ I challenge some usages of the term, and discuss how my inability to suppress my anti-Marxist libertarianism, and my politically incorrect respect for traditional American values (by which I mean nothing religious), made me a square peg in a sea of round holes. Comments welcome. ◄Dave►