We’ve talked about atheism and Secular Humanism, so now lets talk about what it means to be a Freethinker. The definition of a Freethinker is “a person who rejects accepted opinions, especially those concerning religious belief.”
Does that mean that Freethinkers reject all claims? Of course not. Freethinkers demand evidence before accepting a claim. A Freethinker makes an effort to think about the things they are told before they accept the claim. Freethinkers can be both theists or atheists, but mos Freethinkers are atheists. A Freethinker must also realize that they might be wrong, so it is impossible to gnostic about your belief claim and be a Freethinker.
Wikipedia defines Freethought (the act of being a Freethinker) as follows: “Freethought — or free thought — is a philosophical viewpoint which holds that positions regarding truth should be formed on the basis of logic, reason, and empiricism, rather than authority, tradition, or other dogmas. The cognitive application of freethought is known as “freethinking”, and practitioners of freethought are known as “freethinkers”.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought