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I Am a Free Thinker

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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. Their lack of knowledge about the world which surrounds them astounds me. Sometimes I wish that I could be like them and allow...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 16 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    What conspiracies do you guys believe to be

    true? I've been reading and watching videos of the frantic Area 51 caller, seems to be a hoax since a guy called in claiming it was him and it was a joke and he sounded like a caller, still weird that the radio lost connection at that exact time lol? If you have read anything on...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 22

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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 dollar bill. jake walked up to the guy and sayed,"sir you droped your money." The man said,"o no that is for you." so jake...
    momlindsay123 momlindsay123 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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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 still at the same time a polytheist. I call the universe "God", but if I didn't call it that I'd be an atheist, but the universe is certainly "Godly...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M Jan 24

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    I am someone who doesn't believe a word I'm told

    because it is all lies. Society is programmed to become a sickening unity where no one thinks different. Fortunately, I am not one of those programmed "people" as I think outside the box from most of my peers. Numbers and grades shouldn't define me, as I am wise in ways that can...
    xxhappilyeverafterxx xxhappilyeverafterxx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I will be free of my judgment of others.

    Every single opinion only serves to justify and feed this filter, this ego that keeps me from seeing I am them and they are me. Our walls dont keep the world out they keep us trapped in. I want to look inside me, not others. That's not my business. I'm not perfect though, I slip...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F Dec 10

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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 of thinking I wouldn't be able to grow as an individual... So.... I believe that being a free thinker is almost a must
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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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 thinker? I can't imagine anyone who would admit it. Ask people to define what a freethinker is and all their definitions...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 1 Response May 27, 2012

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    Euthanasia: The Debate.

          You decide.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2013

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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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    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 they are not free as they do not think for themselves. They are enslaved by linking their thoughts to those of others.
    k1nudey k1nudey 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    What is the definition of a free thinker to you?

    Is it freedom from religion,freedom from conforming to what society expects from you (for example your appearance,how people think you should dress,the color of hair you should have,to have or to not have piercings or tatoos etc.) To me I guess it's freedom to be myself to "LIVE...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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 all free or are we just all part of an economical slavery. Are we alone in this massive universe? All these questions without answers will we...
    BlazinAsian1 BlazinAsian1 18-21, M Jan 23

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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 just say I learned to think for myself when I admited that I'm not like everyone else, nor should I strive to be. My mother...
    Evlana Evlana 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2011

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    "I have noticed even people

    who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road." Stephen Hawking
    crandall71 crandall71 41-45, M Sep 21

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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 media in general to run their life.   What a cop out!  What a liberating feeling it is to know that you have your beliefs because you...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Fluoride: Detox Seems To Be The Only Way Out

    I have been reading up on fluoride for the past couple of days. The information on this subject makes me question the humans, and how we're evolving more slowly. How it's keeping humanity from "knowing true self". It has been found to lower IQ's, calcify the pineal gland (which I...
    Enfinehti Enfinehti 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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    You are not who others make you out to be.

    There is no good or evil. Good or bad. Love or hate. Except in our personal perception of what we consider to be pleasure or pain. Everything is objectively different. Whether it moves or remains stationary. Whether it causes pain or arouses pleasure. Each entity just IS...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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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 believe it is this cause and effect that helps to form the way we think. I have had many failed relationships in my life...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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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 more technical explanation- is basicall a constant comparing of intake.Things you see, smell, taste, feel and hear, the information...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 13 Responses Feb 23, 2011

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    Quote From Bertrand Russell

    I'm not sure I'd call myself completely atheistic. Maybe agnostic-atheist. In any case, I hold fairly strongly the conviction that organised religion is intellectual and philosophical suicide, and I just don't have time for people who want to kill themselves or drown in pity and...
    sunmirror sunmirror 70+, M Apr 22, 2013

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    Freedom of Thought (part I)

                    One of things I have always prided myself on is my ability to think outside the box. Right or wrong, I have never been one to go about life without a sense of curiosity...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 9 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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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 current events; 15 second sound bites are the dietary staple.  The news is purely profit driven. Nightly they sell all manner of...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2009

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    Free Thinking... What an incredible concept.

    In theory, should we not all be free thinkers? Are we not all relatively in control of the way we think? Unfortunately, no. Free thinking is an active process, rather than a passive one, meaning that in order to be free thinkers, we must all pursue the privilege to create our...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    Free As The Wind

    I don't play by life's rules, I live in the now and the moment that passes each and everyday. I don't let the media or any person tell me what to think, I have a brain of my own and I know how to use it. I live everyday as if it we're my last... I try to enjoy what life has to...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M Sep 23, 2013

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    Freedom of Thought (part II)

      (please read part 1 before commenting)                 Look at the world around us. 6.5  billion people inhabit this world; 1 Billion Chinese alone are held under the totalitarian thumb of...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 10, 2009

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    Rupert Sheldrake's "Banned" talk : The science

    delusion at TEDx Whitechapel.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    Most people like to think of God

    as a "being". Though I believe God to be "The Divine Essence" (the whole, the big picture, the connection between all parts). Due to the religious taking things literally, so do the Atheists. "The Divine Essence" has a better chance of being proven. Let's say that this "Divine...
    Enfinehti Enfinehti 18-21, F Jan 28

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    I don't let myself become too influenced by my

    society. I have my own values and opinions, dispute what I've been taught since I was young. I question my surroundings and refuse to just accept whatever is shoved in my face.
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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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 religious ignorance of number of people. This is not a debate on theology or a critique of the any singular view point; to each their own believe what you...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 10

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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 boundaries and test me to see if I'm paying attention. They are amazing, but not perfect. Lately, it's come to my attention that my...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 41-45, F 2 Responses May 4, 2013

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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 here. I've been having the urge lately to just say what's on my mind to anyone since I haven't talked or really engaged...
    Doometal Doometal 16-17, F Sep 18, 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 about a lot of things, it's how I have been raised. To think about things is to realise them, the pondering helps...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13, 2013

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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? What is the point, really, of a tie?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 9

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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 envelope, or pushing the edge of the envelope. I personally never saw a box or envelope  They just did not exist. Saying that...
    djalexandria djalexandria 51-55 Dec 24, 2010

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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 All Are Who And What We Are And Should Be Free To Express Their Individuality..Who Here On Earth Should Say What's Wrong Or What's...
    BIGGDADDY434 BIGGDADDY434 41-45, M Mar 10

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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 thinker means I won't hamper myself with social conventions which have increasingly been undermined by recent legal cases...
    nclucie nclucie 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 2013

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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 days from home. We were sensibly introduced to every type of religion practiced in our area.  We were...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 2 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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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 to tell me I'm wrong about my beliefs, I'll respect their beliefs. I have a friend who believes he's a space alien and I have to admit it was...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M Jan 24

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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 since then only to now make some resurgance as Progressive ideas are again rising in the minds of the people. The "motto...
    jondoen jondoen 26-30, M Aug 16, 2012

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    so as long as I can remember I have always

    thought differently than most I questioned the catholic religion even though I was forced to go to church I could never understand why the bible would contradict itself time after time tell people that God is all loving and forgiving and then turn around and say FEAR THE RATH...
    inkedbiker inkedbiker 41-45, M Nov 10

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    You don't always have to forgive.

    http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/disturbed/201208/why-you-dont-always-have-forgive?fb_action_ids=10203248584600909&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=feed_opengraph&action_object_map=%7B%2210203248584600909%22%3A10151165918706075%7D&action_type_map=%7B%2210203248584600909%22...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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