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in my last post i said
i find this site to be as much a threat to the individual as any other fundamentalist movement i have crossed.
i was asked in direct response
Superstition and ignorance cause suffering and death on a horrifying scale. What would you have us do about it? More importantly, what do you intend to do about it?
do superstition and ignorance cause suffering and death on a horrifying scale? the question supposes a cause for suffering and death, and then asks that i determine the solution based on the assumed cause. i cant really know what the individual who asked this wanted to find out with the question, but as far as i read it, it doesnt seem to be a very telling question. additionally i dont find the cause to be very accurate. but, just assume the assumption and ill answer the question anyway.
deposition with definitions:
Freethought is a philosophical doctrine that holds that beliefs should be formed on the basis of science and logical principles and not be comprised by authority, tradition or any other dogmatic or other belief system that restricts logical reasoning. The cognitive application of freethought is known as freethinking, and practitioners of freethought are known as freethinkers
Freedom of thought (also called freedom of conscience 'and freedom of ideas') is the freedom of an individual to hold or consider a fact, viewpoint, or thought, regardless of anyone else's view.