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Reply Angie
8:20 PM on October 27, 2014 
Make sure this does not occur at UTA!
http://news.sciencemag.org/education/2014/10/creationism-conferen
ce-large-u-s-research-university-stirs-unease
Reply Rick
4:57 AM on October 3, 2014 
I am also a "free thinker" and don't subscribe to any of the known religious cults or followings. I find most of them to be a bit offensive in nature and hateful of others.
I have a question, Do you have a blog at blog spot or any other such sites, i would love to join in the conversation there if possible. I am not a UTA student. But we are all students of the world university. Thanks
Reply Clay
7:37 PM on March 29, 2014 
Bravo! Just found this page! I'm proud of y'all! Keep on keepin' on!
Reply Freethinkers of UTA
9:56 AM on January 24, 2013 
JKC: During your philosophical journey, please read about the philosophy of Freethought, established hundreds of years before this group: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought

Maybe then you can understand that we are not indicating that if "someone believes in something traditional or obsolete" that they are "deluded, close-minded, or simplistic", but that we subscribe to an established philosophy.

JKC says...
This club's description struck me as odd, as this organization is titled "Free thinkers" describing its members as "anyone who promotes science and reason" and who "reject religious dogma entirely." I understand the point made - this is a place for people who choose not to have a religion. Yet I found it quite pompous to assume that those who believe in a higher power of some sort are people who believe in "factual/logical fallacies and intellectually-limiting effects of authority, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend." What do you know to be fact, when the origin of the universe is a theory?

Don't take it I'm a religious zealot who has come to spread the word of Jesus Christ here. I'm still embarking on that long philosophical journey I assume we're all going/have been through.

But I want to make a point, and I will use this example: I've done extensive research on Christianity over the course of three years. I've read articles, books, scientific journals from both Christian and Secular sides. The deeper I dug through the fluff to get to the core basics, I've come to realize that true Christianity is not a religion, and indeed its doctrine can be backed with science. But you'll never get an average Joe or Joan to explain it, and I really don't have time for a verbose debate on something I am not too passionate about defending at the moment. So, I recommend, you "open-minded" people, to read Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, or related journals, and pick it apart as you please. But just remember that you should never assume that just because someone believes in something traditional or obsolete, it doesn't necessarily mean they're deluded, close-minded, or simplistic. That's an assumption, a generalization if you will, and that's not what being a free thinker is about.

I am done here. Take this to consideration.
Reply JKC
4:39 PM on January 23, 2013 
This club's description struck me as odd, as this organization is titled "Free thinkers" describing its members as "anyone who promotes science and reason" and who "reject religious dogma entirely." I understand the point made - this is a place for people who choose not to have a religion. Yet I found it quite pompous to assume that those who believe in a higher power of some sort are people who believe in "factual/logical fallacies and intellectually-limiting effects of authority, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend." What do you know to be fact, when the origin of the universe is a theory?

Don't take it I'm a religious zealot who has come to spread the word of Jesus Christ here. I'm still embarking on that long philosophical journey I assume we're all going/have been through.

But I want to make a point, and I will use this example: I've done extensive research on Christianity over the course of three years. I've read articles, books, scientific journals from both Christian and Secular sides. The deeper I dug through the fluff to get to the core basics, I've come to realize that true Christianity is not a religion, and indeed its doctrine can be backed with science. But you'll never get an average Joe or Joan to explain it, and I really don't have time for a verbose debate on something I am not too passionate about defending at the moment. So, I recommend, you "open-minded" people, to read Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, or related journals, and pick it apart as you please. But just remember that you should never assume that just because someone believes in something traditional or obsolete, it doesn't necessarily mean they're deluded, close-minded, or simplistic. That's an assumption, a generalization if you will, and that's not what being a free thinker is about.

I am done here. Take this to consideration.
Reply CipIllizTruri
12:33 PM on November 2, 2012 
firstly i wishes to are saying good day to everybody

i prefer to say hi there to every individual
Reply Jerry Berry
7:35 PM on November 21, 2011 
Your website here looks abandoned. It appears your last update was February of this year. Adding years to all dates would help - advice I wish all webmasters would take.
Reply Freethinkers of UTA
11:30 AM on June 16, 2011 
We are not restricted to UTA, we are open to the public and have non-student members, but even better is that we are part of the DFW Coalition of Reason, which is an umbrella group made up of ALL of the secular groups in the Metroplex, so there are various other groups out there. Check it out at: http://www.dfwcor.org/member-organizations/
Reply kknikkijamesd2
4:11 AM on June 16, 2011 
Good webpage yours faithfully Lolita Salata
Reply steve west
1:20 PM on December 7, 2010 
Too bad you restrict yourself to UTA. We need a group such as yours that is open to the general public. being a free thinker I have encountered a great deal of descrimination from narrow minded people. Perhaps someday....