it does not need a regretful hankering after the past
or a fettering of the free intelligence
by the word uttered long ago by ignorant men.
It needs a fearless outlook and a free intelligence."
Freethinker: : one that forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially : one who doubts or denies religious dogma By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out. Richard Dawkins, in "Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder,"