April 9, 2013
It means your mind (cognizance) is your own possession, first and foremost. No censorship of ideas, even terrible ones. Throw everything into the court of public opinion and let rational debate kick out all but the best ideas, and whittle those down into the most reasonable and logical (evidence based decisions).
Books: The God Delusion, The Demon Haunted World, Cosmos, The Magic of Reality Movies: Team America World Police, Hot Fuzz, 12 Monkeys, Life of Brian TV: American Dad, South Park, Venture Bros, Archer, Simpsons, That's my Bush Music: Sublime, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, assorted Hip Hop, symphony, etc.
The last thin layers of religious insulation around my brain dissolved away from the acid rain of reason about 7 years ago, but I have only recently become motivated to start actively challenging the bullies
I'm a passionate learner, who is almost halfway done with trip 33 around our charming yellow dwarf. I have deep feelings of awe and respect for nature and indeed all sentient organisms. I like minimizing negativity by counteracting with positivity.
These are just the people I wanted to get involved with. One can never have too many mentors. I look forward to changing the world with everybody