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03-07-2013, 12:21 PM
Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
Earlier today Seth posted links on his FB page to videos from the FreeOK convention.

I can't remember the man's name, but I watched the one from the guy who wrote the parenting books. In it he mentioned a distinction between a freethinker with a capital F and one without.

Can someone explain what he was talking about?

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03-07-2013, 12:24 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
Not a clue!

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03-07-2013, 12:46 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
I can only assume there is some actual organization out there calling themselves "Freethinkers". Making it into a proper noun. As to opposed to the usual lowercase...
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03-07-2013, 12:52 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 12:46 PM)cjlr Wrote:  I can only assume there is some actual organization out there calling themselves "Freethinkers". Making it into a proper noun. As to opposed to the usual lowercase...

There most definitely is, a very old and respected one at that!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought

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03-07-2013, 12:57 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 12:52 PM)Dom Wrote:  There most definitely is, a very old and respected one at that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought

Right. But do any of those organizations encourage members to self-apply the capitalized epithet? Not that I'm aware...
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03-07-2013, 12:59 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 12:57 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(03-07-2013 12:52 PM)Dom Wrote:  There most definitely is, a very old and respected one at that!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought

Right. But do any of those organizations encourage members to self-apply the capitalized epithet? Not that I'm aware...

Not that I know of. They think freely.... Tongue

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03-07-2013, 01:11 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
It seems to me that it's meant to represent a title (those nifty capitol letters) that doesn't deserve jack shit acknowledgement. It makes about just as much sense for a title as how Arthur got his title as King.





Then again, I could be wrong.

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03-07-2013, 01:16 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 01:11 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  It seems to me that it's meant to represent a title (those nifty capitol letters) that doesn't deserve jack shit acknowledgement. It makes about just as much sense for a title as how Arthur got his title as King.





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Probably goes that far back in history too. Not sure here, but freethought probably was the earliest publicly announced form of atheism. Someone with a better grasp of history please correct me here.

Basically, freethought doesn't believe anything unless there is proof.

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03-07-2013, 05:42 PM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 01:11 PM)cheapthrillseaker Wrote:  It seems to me that it's meant to represent a title (those nifty capitol letters) that doesn't deserve jack shit acknowledgement. It makes about just as much sense for a title as how Arthur got his title as King.





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Hahaha I agree somewhat.

It's incredibly annoying that such a distinction even needs to be made, between those who think with emotions, superstition and dogmas which control their thoughts.

Also the constant misconceptions about freethought also irk me. Just because a person thinks about things with out religion doesn't mean that every thought will be original.

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04-07-2013, 09:56 AM
RE: Is there a difference between Freethinker and freethinker?
(03-07-2013 12:21 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  Earlier today Seth posted links on his FB page to videos from the FreeOK convention.

I can't remember the man's name, but I watched the one from the guy who wrote the parenting books. In it he mentioned a distinction between a freethinker with a capital F and one without.

Can someone explain what he was talking about?

thanks

My grandfather considered himself to be a Freethinker with a capital F but he was also a Freemason. I wonder if the two intertwined way back when. I read the link from Wikipedia and hoped to find some connection but there wasn't one.
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