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the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation


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Those asked that question believed free thought was something more useful than daydreaming, or more focused than free association (though both can be mind savers during whiteboard meetings).
I would suggest that the fundamental nature of universities is to promote free thought and free inquiry.
She was pretty liberal and open-minded, and encouraged independence and free thought,'' she said.
In the end, the author asserts a pressing need to protect democracy and free thought from people who threaten human rights on the basis of blind religious faith.
The blogosphere is not just free speech, but free thought.
These CDs are crammed full of classic free thought books that can be read on screen, printed out, or copied.
is in the part of Manhattan that was, in the early 20th century, home of the avant-garde, bohemia, free thought, free life, and free love -- as close to Paris as one could get in this country," explains Consolo.
The quintessential Western values of individualism and free thought help each protagonist to struggle against the various limitations--material, social, intellectual--with which he is faced.
Raised under social and political systems that despised free thought, he nevertheless became a genuine artist, and also helped cultivate art in others.
Result: Free thought and the marketplace are reborn.
Just the thought of complete finality could dominate every free thought in one's mind.
In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film based on the JK Rowling series, Umbridge is a new teacher at Hogwarts school intent on restricting free thought.
Part Hitler, part Pat Robertson and usually seen on video monitors a la Big Brother (in amusing casting, he's played by John Hurt, who was Winston Smith in the last "1984" movie), Sutler has basically outlawed art and free thought, persecuted every group of people Nazis usually don't like, and taken over all media with the help of a lot of guys who probably started in talk radio.
a nevertheless historic edition, produced with the blessing of the then Minister of Education, Francesco De Sanctis, in a newly un ified Italy for which Bruno had become a hero of free thought.
For the past seventeen years he has been treasurer of the Humanists of Washington and co-editor of the Secular Humanist Press, its quarterly free thought journal.