FREE THINKERS


FREE THINKERS
   people who refuse to reject the AUTHORITY of RELIGION in favor of a BELIEF in REASON as the ultimate and only AUTHORITY in human affairs. TRADITIONALLY free thinkers have been violently anti-religious although this need not necessarily be so.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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