Welcome to American Freethought.
What’s this all about?Â Look up “freethinker” in a dictionary, and you’ll find a definition that goes something like this:Â [One who]Â forms opinions on the basis of reason independent of authority; esp: one who doubts or denies religious dogma.
Fair enough.Â Â The purpose of American Freethought is to serve freethinkers of every stripe: atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, brights,Â rationalists, or whatever else you wish to call yourselves.Â This publication casts a wide net.Â In addition to perennial concerns like reason vs. religion and separation ofÂ church and state,Â it willÂ also coverÂ topics that any thoughtfulÂ reader should find interesting: science, politics, philosophy, the arts,Â and social issues.
You will findÂ no agenda beyond promoting reasoned discourse as the best method for understanding reality and deciding howÂ to live.Â Â This isÂ not an activist publication per se, norÂ is it aÂ mouthpiece for any political party or special interest group.
Bear with us as this site develops – we emphasize content over format; nonetheless, suggestions and constructive criticisms are welcome.Â If you have a talent with graphic/web design,Â wish to become a contributor, or wish to donate podcast content (including audio essays and “podsafe”Â bumper music), please contact us.
–Â John C. Snider