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Are Sikhs Freethinkers ?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Dialogues' started by Neutral Singh, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. Neutral Singh

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    free-think-er n. means A person who forms opinions about religion on the basis of reason, independently of tradition, authority, or established belief. Freethinkers include atheists, agnostics and rationalists.

    Are Sikhs Freethinkers ?
     
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  3. CaramelChocolate

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    Well I am not a Sikh. But some Sikhs are and some aren't. As long as you can support your claims with quotes from Guruji then I would say free thinking should be done more often.
    In my opinion it is clear that Sikhs are supposed to be free thinkers to an extent. The Guru talks in poetry and symbolism, so we can unriddle it and find it's message.
    From my studies in Sikhism it has become clear to me that God actually has no name... If you look around you'll find my justification for this :).

    ~CaramelChocolate~
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  4. S|kH

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    Although caramel is correct in which some sikhs are and others aren't.

    But let's take the ideal Sikh,

    Sikhs are supposed to be free-thinkers. Sikhi by reading the scriptures creates a foundation of knowledge to grow on.

    Guru Gobind further explained this point by creating the Khalsa -- brotherhood dedicated to purity of thought and action.

    Guru Gobind then took amrit from the members initiated into the Khalsa (Panj Pyare), clearly shows that not even the Guru should stop contemplating and stop thinking and searching for the truth, he just provided the base for us, to continue and expand our own knowledge.

    Making Sikhi a free-thinkers place to be ;)
     
  5. Tejwant Singh

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    Freethinker is a person who refuses to accept the authority of a church or the Bible. A freethinker insists on the freedom to form religious opinions on the basis of his or her own reasoning powersContributor:
    • David E. Klemm, Ph.D., Professor of Religion, University of Iowa.
    Freethinker [Article] - World Book Online Reference Center (American English)

    Did n't GURU NANAK start SIKHI based on the above?

    Peace & Love

    Tejwant
     
  6. CaramelChocolate

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    You are thinking of non-conformists. Freethinkers are those who find their own interpretations and philosophies from scripture.

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