One who speculates or forms opinions independently of the authority of others; esp., in the sphere or religion, one who forms opinions independently of the authority of revelation or of the church; an unbeliever; -- a term assumed by deists and skeptics in the eighteenth century.
Someone who forms their opinions about religion independently of established belief, tradition, or authority.
A term used in the late 1800s to describe individuals holding views critical of established tradition, particularly those who advocated science over religion.
a person who tries to evade dogma's
a person who forms opinions onthe basis of reason independently of authority or tradition, especially one who is skeptical about religious dogma
a religious unbeliever who forms his or her judgments about religion using reason rather than relying on tradition, authority, faith, or established belief
A person who forms his opinions about religion and God without regard to revelation, scripture, tradition, or experience.