RE: I Want To Disbelieve

From: Clint O'Dell (
Date: Tue Jan 22 2002 - 10:47:44 MST

Damien Broderick wrote:
>>Make up your mind, Are you a `free thinker' or an atheist?<<

I am both an atheist & a freethinker. Though it is rare even believers can
be considered a freethinker depending if they do not follow an authority
figure, book, etc. For example, even though Deists are not atheists many of
them can be considered a freethinker. Christians by definition are not
freethinkers and it is impossible for a Christian to be a free thinker.

Clint O'Dell

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Damien Broderick
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 9:56 PM
Subject: Re: I Want To Disbelieve

>O'Dell and Floyd both define atheism as the lack of belief in the

I'd prefer: `a principled repudiation of belief in a supernatural Supreme

>Free thinkers, in contrast may believe in God but arrive there "on their
own merit and wit" rather than through acceptance of an authority, like the

Make up your mind, Are you a `free thinker' or an atheist?

Damien Broderick

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