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Freethinker \Free"think`er\, n. One who has rejected authority and dogma in favor of rational inquiry and speculation; especially, in the sphere of religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church.
"All I am saying in this book can be summed up in two words: Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted." -John Holt, in "How Children Learn"
This is a place for people who are living life both without school AND without religion to talk openly in an uncensored forum. Any unschooler who is an open-minded, non-dogmatic "freethinker" (as defined above) is welcome to join, even if you happen to believe in something supernatural; BUT, bear in mind that people here are free to talk negatively about any and all beliefs, possibly yours, so if you are sensitive about this sort of thing you should probably stay away. Also, please don't join this list just to repeatedly spam us with commercial messages, religious proselytizing, NEA propaganda, and/or abusive/threatening posts. Diversity of opinion is welcome and encouraged, but doing nothing but spamming or trolling is not.
WARNING: Freethinkers are often very opinionated and passionate people, and don't mind openly saying what they think and feel, even if it's not always nice. As such, this group is not for the easily offended!! Take what you want and leave the rest. :)