October 10, 2009
The Tri-City Freethinkers group has been beneficial to me. Its important to me to actively discuss ideas, it is one of the methods I use to cogitate information. Allowing a person to talk about zir thoughts, without interruption and judgement, sometimes causes information to be assimilated in a logical manner. I would like to explain about myself. I miss many meetings due to illness caused by the trauma I experienced in 1995 and due to using a wheelchair. I can stand and walk for about 4 minutes before my leg nerves fail on me. I try to make all the meetings I'm able to attend. Throughout my life I have been told I sometimes have a facial expression that is misinterpreted as anger or disgust. If you see me with a frown, be assured it is almost certainly caused by fatigue, pain (which I have an abundance of) or illness. Please know I have an interest in what people think. My philosophy is that everyone I meet has something to teach me.
We need to stay alert to actions that would stifle our freedoms. I am a freethinker. I read a lot of Atheist/Scientific blogs and Freethought writings. I love the civil, but, robust discussions we enjoy in this group.
I am very impressed by the education (self & formal) and the curiosity of this group of Freethinkers. Members are mature, comfortable with ambiguity in life and are not prone to knee-jerk, black or white thinking. I am pleased to have found them. If I may, a haiku: FREETHINKERS open minded ones trying to fathom this life no stone unturned