“Freethinkers are those who are willing to use their minds without prejudice and without fearing to understand things that clash with their own customs, privileges, or beliefs. This state of mind is not common, but it is essential for right thinking”
— Leo Tolstoy
Not common then, and it seems to be becoming less common now that we have instant access to so many things that reinforce our own beliefs & prejudices. We no longer feel compelled to challenge ourselves – and are unwilling to accept views that do. We need to get there, somehow, and find a way to live with our differences. The future depends on it.
I felt compelled to repost this again because, to me, it never ceases to be relevant – and important. And we can always use the reminder.
And we can use this reminder as well:
The oft-repeated, by me, 10 Commandments of Logic meme was taken from the Progressive Secular Humanist Examiner Facebook page.