I think the term 'free thinker' is misused. It does not mean that people think for themselves, but rather take a certain thread in philosphy and religion that is bit off the beaten path (which in point of fact, is not longer true).....but within that path, they pretty much say the same thing, a lot of good things, in which the more conventional could learn somthing and the opposite is true as well. Any tradition, if truly studied and tried in to be lived in the arena of life will bear the same fruits I believe. A certain amount of trust in ones ability to think for themselves is needed. In both orthodox groups as well as free thinkers, those who think our side the lines are often ignorned, or worse insulted.
Edited by markdohle, 10 February 2013 - 05:46 PM.