Beware of Dogma

(via Frank & Ernest)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Kyle Anderson

    The only dogma is that there is no dogma.

    • Alex

       Do you even listen to yourself?

  • Kyle Anderson

    “In actual modern Europe a freethinker does not mean a man who thinks for himself. It means a man who, having thought for himself, has come to one particular class of conclusions, the material origin of phenomena, the impossibility of miracles, the improbability of personal immortality and so on.” – G.K. Chesterton in Orthodoxy

    • http://yetanotheratheist.com/ TerranRich

      That’s how many people define Freethought, yes. Some make the distinction between “free thought” and “freethought”, which is debatable. Freethought as a movement, with a capital F, can be defined as  you have done above.

    • advancedatheist

      Funny how people keep coming up with basically the same materialist view of reality, from different starting points, by following their own inquiries. 

      For example:

      http://www.iep.utm.edu/indmat/ 

      And funny how this seems to happen organically, without any central planner working to bring it about, like a Hayekian spontaneous order. Many Europeans who rediscovered Epicureanism during and after the Renaissance found this materialist outlook  sufficiently challenging to their inherited christian beliefs that they revived the Epicurean tradition in defiance of their church and its ability to get the state to imprison or execute them for their skepticism of christian authority. It looks as if many of us have materialism-shaped holes in our hearts.

  • Drew M.

     Cute!

  • http://www.facebook.com/modesto.molesto Modesto Molesto

    (Visited 749 times, 749 visits today).Tx Stumble. Otherwise ???

  • Agnostic

    Don’t cats have no IQs?

    • raerants

       Not at all. Cats are intelligent. As hunters, they would have to be.


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