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Rob's Freethought Page

Freethinkers think that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logic and not be influenced by emotion, authority, tradition, or any dogma. My particular brand of freethought matches most closely with secular humanism...

Secular Humanism is a term which has come into use in the last thirty years to describe a world view with the following elements and principles:

  • A conviction that dogmas, ideologies and traditions, whether religious, political or social, must be weighed and tested by each individual and not simply accepted on faith.
  • Commitment to the use of critical reason, factual evidence, and scientific methods of inquiry, rather than faith and mysticism, in seeking solutions to human problems and answers to important human questions.
  • A primary concern with fulfillment, growth, and creativity for both the individual and humankind in general.
  • A constant search for objective truth, with the understanding that new knowledge and experience constantly alter our imperfect perception of it.
  • A concern for this life and a commitment to making it meaningful through better understanding of ourselves, our history, our intellectual and artistic achievements, and the outlooks of those who differ from us.
  • A search for viable individual, social and political principles of ethical conduct, judging them on their ability to enhance human well-being and individual responsibility.
  • A conviction that with reason, an open marketplace of ideas, good will, and tolerance, progress can be made in building a better world for ourselves and our children.

    If you would like to learn more about the philosophical views of myself and other humanists, please check out some of the links below. I post on some of the message boards as fcphantom.

  • NEW Humanists - NorthEast Wisconsin Humanists

  • Council for Secular Humanism and American Humanist Association

  • Americans United and FFRF - organizations which support the separation of church and state.

  • - home of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

  • Atheist Network - online radio station and the bulletin board I normally post to and host of The Infidel Guy.

  • Atheist Alliance - some excellent articles and tons of other links.

  • Crationism vs. Evolution answers

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