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In Uncategorized on September 3, 2012 at 13:53

Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion.

Thomas Jefferson
3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2011 at 16:39

The moment you declare a set of ideas to be immune from criticism, satire, derision, or contempt, freedom of thought becomes impossible.

Salman Rushdie (via onenesswiththecosmos)

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2011 at 05:29

The unconsidered life is not worth living

Socrates

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2011 at 20:13

Immaturity is the inability to use one’s understanding without guidance from another

Kant

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2011 at 10:16

… most people live borrowed lives because they borrow their opinions, their emotions, their goals and beliefs, from others, for they either do not know how to make and have their own, or are too timid to venture making and having their own. To dare to think for oneself, carefully; and to stand by one’s conclusions, bravely; and to change one’s mind in the face of better arguments or convincing evidence, honestly: these are the marks of freedom, the emblems of autonomy…

A.C. Grayling

The Choice of Hercules

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2011 at 20:15

there are still many today, too many, who submit to systems, which means letting the systems do their choosing and thinking for them; and given that almost all these systems were devised in the remote past, they can be made to fit modern conditions only by much bending, temporising, reinterpretation, and straightforward hypocrisy.

A.C. Grayling

The Choice of Hercules

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2011 at 10:33

(Ephesians 4:17-18) Christian believers must not walk, must not behave or live, in a way which imitates the behavior of those who are unredeemed; specifically, Paul forbids the Christian from imitating the unbeliever’s vanity of mind. Christians must refuse to think or reason according to a worldly mind-set or outlook. The culpable agnosticism of the world’s intellectuals must not be reproduced in Christians as alleged neutrality; this outlook, this approach to truth, this intellectual method evidences a darkened understanding and hardened heart. It refused to bow to the Lordship of Jesus Christ over every area of life…

from Always Ready by Greg Bahnsen (via mereglimpses)

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