Free thinking means forming viewpoints and opinions that are based on reason and logic and hold water. Such viewpoints should not influenced by authority, tradition or any dogmas or principles. People who form views and opinions in a similar manner are called free thinkers. Free thinking emphasizes the fact that we should not follow proposed truths without them being logically valid. It emphasizes on thinking being based on facts and scientific inquiry. The year 1600 marks the beginning of the era of free thinking. David Cross had once remarked, “Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush.”
Free thought leads to freedom of thought and should never be confused with free speech. Both are rights in themselves, but the right to free speech has been declared as a human right while the free thinking is not a right. Free thinking is a very relative concept, which people can exercise on their own will.