freethinker


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a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it

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The Freethinker was launched in the wake of Bradlaugh's campaigns by George William Foote, a west countryman with considerable literary talent.
The essence of Susan Jacoby's Freethinkers is to demonstrate that the affairs of human beings should be governed not by faith in the supernatural but by a reliance on reason and evidence from the natural world.
The Captain, a scientist and freethinker whose marriage has gone sour, is engaged in a power struggle with his wife, Laura, over their daughter.
Becky Garrison's "Preaching to the Nones" (S/O 2013) on the Sunday Assembly and freethinker congregations was awesome.
feminist, a freethinker, and a champion of the poor, a believer in
There he met the freethinker and radical Charles Bradlaugh, who was to be of great importance to his literary career.
How can you be a freethinker if you-are content that half of the human race is subjugated?
takes on Vonnegut's reputation as an unwilling accomplice in the modern human condition and pins Vonnegut as a freethinker, but shows how he uses traditional structure more or less against itself in both fiction and nonfiction.
Among Hispanics, far and away the most famous freethinker is Simon Bolivar, the great liberator of South America.
On his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, on February 3, the proud atheist and provocateur--donning a wizard's hat and tapping a framed photo of Davies with a plastic wand--performed an "unbaptism" on Davies, who Maher described as a freethinker.
Despite the deep religiosity to which he had been exposed, however, "McKay had become a proselytizing freethinker while a teenager.
atheist, secularist, freethinker, humanist, secular humanist, rationalist, agnostic, and so on--as if these differences actually mean something.
Chesterton says that the real question at issue between the Christian and the Freethinker is, "Are there or are there not certain powers and experiences possible to the human mind which really occur when the mind is suitably disposed?
Unfortunately this perpetuates the freethinker error that "they"--the others--have beliefs, and we freethinkers have truth.
He was also the founder of a freethinker Sunday school and fought against religion in schools as a member of the Indianapolis Public School Board.