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As I become more and more disenchanted with the "leadership" within current Christianity, I've been looking for other organizations with which I can interact. Note, that this doesn't mean I am losing my faith, I just have no desire to interact with FRAUDS that claim to be "pastors" and "seminary presidents". These people are often liars and compromisers. So anyhow, I took a look at the American Freethinkers. I mean, if I am moving away from being manipulated by frauds, wouldn't I be thinking "free"?
But something struck me ironic about the definition of "free thought" offered by the American Freethinkers site. The definition is as follows:
So, a freethinkers websites which claims to promote freethinking and shuns "tradition" doesn't want to "reinvent the wheel"? Instead they want to use a canned definition from Wikipedia????? That isn't too much freethinking. Further, the idea that science, logic and reason AREN'T influenced by authority and tradition is shortsighted. Science by definition is established by repeatable experiments, which by definition become "dogmatic" and authority and "tradition" of that scientific theory.
If this doesn't turn a person off, the Freethinkers have a long history of atheistic, socialistic, and communistic influences. That hardly seems like "free thought". Even more, on the Introduction page we read this:
HUH? Seems like "tradition" is only a bad thing if it isn't supporting the vague concept of free thought.
I might still interact with the freethinkers but I will work to hold them to their own "logic" and definitions.
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