Are YOU a Freethinker?

For a class I’m teaching on “Contemporary Freethinkers” I wrote up this little quiz.  See how you do with it, and let me know.

Am I a Freethinker?

Here are some of the Freethinkers (agnostic, atheist, skeptic and progressive theist) I am briefly introducing in the class (*on video):

*Sasha Sagan, writer, daughter of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan
Wendell Berry, Kentucky farmer and writer
*Rafida Bonya Ahmed, an Bangladeshi-American educator who lost her husband, writer Avijit Roy, to religious extremists
Narendra Dabholkar, physician and social activist in India who was hacked to death while trying to pass anti-superstition legislation
Jane Goodall, naturalist and progressive-thinking believer
Sikivu Hutchinson, Black feminist humanist writer
Chris Stedman, gay writer, community organizer and former humanist chaplain at Yale

Christine Chan, Filipino Freethinkers

Bart Campolo, former evangelical preacher, former humanist chaplain at USC, podcaster
Wangari Maathai, African environmentalist
Gustavo Gutierrez, Latin American liberation theologian
The Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhist teacher
E.O. Wilson, biologist, “scientific humanist”
Nick Offerman, actor and writer
*Leo Igwe, a Nigerian humanist vs. persecution of “witches”
*David Tamayo, Latino leader of Hispanic American Freethinkers
*Rachel Laser, Jewish president of Americans United for separation of religion and state
Margaret Renkl, Catholic Christian writer from Nashville
*Michael Shermer, philosophical teacher and editor of Skeptic
*Malala Yousafzai, young Pakistani woman who speaks powerful words for education
The Satanic Temple, seven ethical tenets
Anthony Pinn, Black professor at Rice, humanist writer
Carl Sagan, astronomer, skeptic
Nikole Hannah-Jones, 1619 Project
*Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and skeptic

Along with some thoughts from Thomas Paine, Jesus of Nazareth, Ida Wells, Frederick Douglass, Francis Wright and others.

Header Photo:  Nadya Dutchin, E.D., American Humanist Association

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