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Saturday Night For The Freethinker: Hypocrisy

I am so tired and fed up with religion today, every day, but especially today. All the hate religion causes is wrapped with hypocrisy.

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All religions promote “love” … wars, hate crimes, etc

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Correct!

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The ignorance of religion

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Saturday Night For The Freethinker Lorraine Hansberry

Lorraine Hansberry was born in Chicago in 1930, the daughter of civil rights activists and intellectuals. Her play, “A Raisin in the Sun” (1959), the first drama by a black woman to be produced on Broadway and winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, was loosely based on her own experiences. When she was 8, her parents bought a house in a white neighborhood, where Lorraine witnessed a racist mob and her parents’ resulting civil rights case.

She studied at the University of Wisconsin for two years, then moved to New York to become a writer, working as an associate editor of Paul Robeson’s “Freedom.” She married Robert Nemiroff in 1953, whom she met on the picket line while protesting discrimination at New York University. Hansberry divorced her husband in 1964.

Hansberry selected the title of her play from a line in a poem by Langston Hughes: “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun, Or does it explode?” Sidney Poitier starred in both the play and film versions. The play’s central protagonist is Beneatha, an eager young woman determined to fight social convention and go to medical school. Beneatha is a “self-avowed” atheist (who gets slapped by her mother for admitting it).

Hansberry wrote “The Drinking Gourd,” commissioned by the National Broadcasting Co., in 1959. About the American slave trade, it was considered too hot for television and was never produced. Her play, “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” (1964), was about a Jewish intellectual. It played on Broadway while Hansberry was hospitalized for cancer that cut her life short at age 34. “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black” was posthumously adapted from her writings and was produced off-Broadway in 1969, also appearing in book form (1970). D.1965.

Source: https://ffrf.org/news/day/19/05/freethought/…

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Saturday Night For The Freethinker: Albert Einstein

Einstein would probably not have classified himself as a freethinker in the sense in which it is used in this movement. He probably would not have supported all the positions taken in the Freethinker. However, he puts an absolute priority on the need for all of us to think independently of established ideas. This is how he overthrew Newtonian physics.

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Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: You Are Not Alone

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Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. …

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A believer is a bird in a cage, a freethinker is an eagle parting the clouds with tireless wings.

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Aristotle was an advocate of reason. He stood for material truth. He was not so interested in Plato’s arguments that claim truth is more a spiritual ideal and not a material reality. Aristotle is called the father of science for that reason. He studied everything, observed how things worked.

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Saturday Night For The Free Thinker: The Power Of Free Thinking And Thought

Free thinking is a necessary prelude to an open, progressive, and accepting nation and society. It is essential to have a forum to be able to communicate with them even if it is at the cost of being proved wrong.

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This would help people to think differently, expand the existing horizons of thinking, and to be able to evolve innovative ways to refute or implement new ideas. A spirit of inquiry and a sense of inquisitiveness is important for any community, at an individual and collective level.

“The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next” – Matthew Arnold

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Saturday Night For The Freethinker: What Is Free Thinking?

A freee thinking mind understands that what one might consider a problem, another could call a solution.

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A free thinker is not afraid of being called ‘different’

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Freethinkers are confident, logical and intelligent. They give birth to their own ideas and resist the dominating mantras of the simple-minded.

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Free-thinkers engage in creative thinking on many levels. Socially, emotionally, logically and spiritually.

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CRITICAL THINKING