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Welcome to The Free Thinker Institute

Are you interested in a community that values critical thinking, transparency, and open-mindedness? The Free Thinker Institute (FTI) is a group of like-minded individuals who prioritize the following intentions:

  1. Devotion to using reason and intuition to be the best version of yourself, seek truth, and be fair
  2. Transparency & Open-Mindedness: Being transparent about who you are and what you believe to the extent that you trust someone, and having an open mind towards new ideas that help you achieve the first intention.
  3. Commitment to Critical Thinking, so we can better discern fact from fiction and wisdom from folly
  4. Attempt to Maximize Happiness While Minimizing Harm and empower others who do the same
  5. Eagerness to Give and Receive Love - Platonic as well as romantic

At FTI, members support each other, stay in touch, and enjoy learning from each other, while also valuing attributes such as sincerity, integrity, wisdom, and fairness. The FTI also values and respects diversity, making it a welcoming space for all opinions and backgrounds. If you're interested in being a part of a positive, growth-focused community, then consider joining the FTI.

In addition to our in-person meetings, you are also invited to join the FTI text chat discussions on Discord (

If you want to speak or nominate a speaker, or have a topic you'd like us to discuss, email

We'd love to see you in discord and at the next meetup - Join today!

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