Why is a free thinker the one who is really enlightened and free?

@applepod (224)
Malaysia
June 19, 2009 3:57am CST
Why is a free thinker the one who is really enlightened and free? Which religion does free thinker belongs to?
4 responses
@ra1787 (501)
• Italy
20 Jun 09
The free thinker may choose one religion or create his own set of belief like me, but most of the times even in the first case, he doesn't accept things passively because he is in a constant research of the truth, and often the pre composed answers of someone else are not enough. What best freedom than the freedom of thinking for ourself instead of having someone else tell us what to believe?
@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
20 Jun 09
There is nothing more liberating than being able to formulate your own ideas and not be constrained by the beliefs of others or by instincts. Those who do not ponder things but only follow the dictates of their instincts may believe that they are freest of all, but this is just a happy illusion, a pleasurable imprisonment. This life is the life of a common animal not befitting for the intelligence of humans. Being a thinker makes you capable to make your own decisions, and what more liberty is there than this?
• United States
20 Jun 09
There's no particular religion for the thinker. Instead, one examines them all and forms alliances with one or many. We just can never stop the quest for enlightenment, and there lies freedom and happiness.
@med889 (5958)
19 Jun 09
I believed that a free thinker is enlightened because he has been an informed person for many years.He is a traveller in his own mind and someone who travels in his own mind is someone who is very far in thoughts, he might be thinking of more than 10 things at the same time he is listening to someone or talking to someone. There is no religion of a free thinker. If they are free thinker then they do not have any boundaries which makes them free everywhere.