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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.