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Ecce homo, or, Why a freethinker writes

The main motivation of a true thinker for writing her thoughts and ideas should, I believe, be this – so that someone may disagree with it. For a person may exert all the efforts of her mind to doubt her thoughts and to see her most subtle and deep-seated prejudices in an objective light, the fact stands that there will always be biases and predispositions that only another thinking mind will see. As such, it is the duty of every person who thinks, who mulls over, who ponders, and especially of those who claim to worship doubt, to submit their thoughts to the careful scrutiny of  others.

“Judge, that you may be judged,” said the philosopher Walter Kaufmann. So in the face of the world, this is what every freethinker, every heretic, every critic of dogma must say: “Here I stand under the microscope, ready to be examined. Here I stand in front of the jury, ready to be judged. Ecce homo.”

DISCLAIMER: The opinions in this post do not necessarily represent the position of the Filipino Freethinkers.