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I Am a Free Thinker

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    The Promise I Made To Myself - "Search for your own personal truth, rather than be forced to accept the one that has been laid out before you." This is the promise I made to myself...
    Neutrality Neutrality 18-21 Jul 13, 2010

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    I Question Thee! - Like my title states, I question everything. Why? How? What if?
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M Jan 28, 2012

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    Always Have Been It Seems - I am me. I have always been a free thinker for the most part. It came natural to me. The first obvious sign was becoming the first atheist I ever knew...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2010

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    Freethought Movement - The modern (read: western) freethought movement started during the end of the Renessance and the beginning of the age of Englightenment and has slowly died...
    jondoen jondoen 22-25, M Aug 16, 2012

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    Friends Say... - How diverse your thinking is! How many things you think about during the day, you have your mind on a number of things at any one time. Multitasking? I do think...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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    I encourage other people to explore beliefs that make sense to them as an individual rather than follow a specific religion created by other people and as long as people don't try...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M Jan 24

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    Free Thinker - Maybe I was born a free thinker. I certainly didn't like being told what to do or what to think from a young age. And I was very enquisitive. If something was...
    charlo charlo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    To Think Freely Is to Live Freely - It is paramount to be a free thinker in order to truely live freely. Many people I have met may live in a free country but they do not realise...
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I'll think, say and do just what I want to! It is a free right of every citizen. I do as I wish while trying to harm no one in my enjoyments.
    LauxQB LauxQB 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2013

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    My Thoughts On My Thoughts... - What is "thinking", exactly? Basically, it is a neuro-chemical process, okay?Okay... Doesn't help much, now does it.In fact, "thinking" -besides a...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 46-50, M 13 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Always - My educated parents wanted us to have successful,  productive, happy lives, and they took us on a wonderful and educational tour to get there, all within a couple of...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    I Am A Free Thinker - Or at least I like to think I am.. I like to be open to new things.. New possibilities.. New encounters... And if I let too many things influence my way...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Free Thinking - I come from long line of free thinkers.  Our only obligation is to fully explore life before we comment on it.  Wow.  What a life it is.
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 Aug 2, 2009

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    Exploring My Free Mind. - Ever been raised to believe a certain way? Or ever been told you can't dress this way, think like that, blah blah? Guess that makes a billion of us. Lets...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    I really do try hard not to engage in religious debate. Quite frankly it’s counterproductive and normally only fans the fires of hate. What really irks me though is the...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    Freedom of Thought (part II) -   (please read part 1 before commenting)                 Look at...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    I kind of acquired my own beliefs over time the more I learned about myself. For starters, I'm a pantheist, but I still don't consider myself all that far from atheist, and I'm...
    boastroasttoast boastroasttoast 36-40, M Jan 24

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    I Choose To Parent Differently. - I have 4 incredible kids, ranging in ages from 8- 19. They all are intelligent, witty and college bound. They also, like all kids I know, test...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Loss Of Faith - I grew up in a Christian home. My father's family was American Lutheran and my mother's was Missouri Synod Lutheran. I couldn't tell the difference, but some...
    gleep gleep 70+, M Aug 7, 2011

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    How do we know what we think is real is real? What we believe in is real. Who decides what is bad or good. Is religion the key to peace or a tool used to oppress the people. Are we...
    BlazinAsian1 BlazinAsian1 16-17, M Jan 23

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    I Wonder About This - Seems like something quite a few people claim to be. If you don't think freely, you wouldn't know it, would you? Or why would you admit that you aren't a free...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    'free Thinker' However - I've always been a 'Free Thinker' however i was not always a 'Free Actor of my Thinking'. I hear nowadays folks talking about thinking outside the box or...
    djalexandria djalexandria 51-55 Dec 24, 2010

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    I Think - very indept about everything, even the small things, and need to know how things work or can never stop thinking and trying to figure it out. the human mind is my next...
    y0shi y0shi 16-17 Aug 2, 2009

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    Euthanasia: The Debate. -       You decide.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    Freedom of Thought (part Iii) - My biggest complaint is with American mainstream media (MSM).  The American Public is largely misinformed about most...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2009

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    I Am The Minority And Loving It! - I guess it is a personal choice whether you would rather be accepted or be yourself and I choose the latter. For the record, I am done with my...
    IamDevilsAdvocate IamDevilsAdvocate 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2011

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    Jake And The Money - once apon a time a kid named jake was walking in the middle of the street because he was homeless. One day a nice man walked up to him, and gave him a 100...
    momlindsay123 momlindsay123 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    I am a free thinker which in return gives me freedom to be me.
    Blodeuwedd1 Blodeuwedd1 56-60 Apr 5

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    Ahh, to Have and Use Your Own Mind . . . - What a wonderful feeling.  It's sad to think that so many people get by now a days allowing other people, religion(s) and/or the...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    I Am Not A Follower - People can ridicule all they want.I don't care whats "in" and whats not.I have my own mind thank you very much.
    KindaCrazy KindaCrazy 18-21, F Dec 11, 2010

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    Why I Am A Free-thinker - Listen up, before you message me or begin patronizing me for this, at least hear me out before you go Billy Graham on my butt.   I realized that I...
    bloodyshields bloodyshields 18-21 1 Response Mar 31, 2012

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    What It Is... -  Freethought is reasonable. Freethought allows you to do your own thinking. A plurality of individuals thinking, free from restraints of orthodoxy, allows...
    atheyna72 atheyna72 41-45, F 4 Responses May 10, 2009

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    I'm The Type Of Person Who Embaces Individuality And Those Who Dare To Be Different.I'm One Who Likes To Paint Outside Of The Perverbial Box.Don't Really Care About Society Rule,We...
    BIGGDADDY434 BIGGDADDY434 41-45, M Mar 10

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    I Wish - Sheeple Rant - I get really annoyed at times at the people who surround me. They go through life with blinders on, seeing only what they want to see...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 17 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    I Get a Lot of Flack For This - My ideals are not always the same as the 'norm'. I try to have a completely open mind -- there are so many different scenarios that happen and I...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Doing Something New - Well, I'm not one to ever write about what's happening or how I feel to have out in the open for everyone to read, but that's exactly why I have an account on...
    Doometal Doometal 16-17, F Sep 18, 2012

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    I don't need a giant carpet from the Giant Carpet Sale. What good is 3 for 2 when you are just 2? Is God perfect, or just really powerful? Why do people get upset about apostrophes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9

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    National Free Thinkers Day? - Really? Well, I don't think we need one. but since we do, Happy FTD, everybody! I equate free thinking with open-mindedness, though I can hear my...
    pf1oyd pf1oyd 51-55, M Jan 29, 2012

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    Power Of A Woman - I am an avantgarde dancer and have avantgarde views, feelings, and outlook. I challenge how people think about things and enjoy doing this. My being a free...
    nclucie nclucie 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Freedom of Thought (part I) -                 One of things I have always prided...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 9 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    Most times if you were to come across me in person, I would be thinking rather than making conversation due to the fact that I am a heavy thinker. I am always thinking about things...
    FriscoWolf FriscoWolf 18-21, M Mar 20

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    Four years ago when I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Was on meds for 3 years and off meds over a year know. No symptoms. I became more and more of a deeper thinker...
    strangerguy78 strangerguy78 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 28

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    I have been like this for as long as I can remember. While I care and value others greatly, my brain automatically assesses what I want to do and makes more than one plan to go...
    CeruleanWolf CeruleanWolf 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I think people misunderstand freedom of speech. For some reason people imagine that their freedom of speech gives them immunity to retribution. It does not. Yes you can say what...
    T4RD15 T4RD15 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Why are we scared of living free? Why don't we do whatever the **** we want? Who has the right to tell us how to live OUR OWN life? Why are our friend and family judge us for what...
    lofaszbazmeg lofaszbazmeg 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I want to run away from all the unnecessary worries that I can't seem to get rid of be freeeeee! Free from worries free from pain free from sadness and just be FREE! 😍
    lurveruinsit lurveruinsit 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I dont have fear, its just pain, but I relate to being bored. Thats what I say in my head all day. I am so bored with life. I am so over the human existance. Eat sleep school, eat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21

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    I was raised in a free spirit family back in the 70s. If it felt good we did it without reservations. I remember my mother burned her bra then. I have done the same and do not...
    birthdaypartyforme birthdaypartyforme 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I believe in freedom of speech if it within reason. If someone wants to fight for gay rights, that within reason. If someone wants to end child labour, this is within reason. As...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Mar 29

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