Alnadwa Free Thinking Society is an organization that requires members to form opinions on the basis of reason, independently of tradition, authority, or established belief.
Alnadwa FTS believes and promotes reason as a tool of critical thought that limits the truth of a statement according to the strict tests of the scientific method. Freethinkers are naturalistic. Truth is the degree to which a statement corresponds with reality. Reality is limited to that which is directly perceivable through our natural senses or indirectly ascertained through the proper use of reason.
Alnadwa FTS promotes and believes that moral is simply what does not hurt others. Be kind to all and base morality on human needs tangible and not imagined. This includes respect for our planet, other animals, and all principles of equality regardless of gender, color, race, national origin, sexual orientation. Alnadwa FTS rejects blind obedience, unexamined ultimatums members shall always base actions on their consequences to real living human beings.
Alnadwa FTS believes that meaning and interpretation of things, events, etc. originate in the individual mind. Promotes that individuals must care and free to choose a moral purpose to advance human compassion, social progress, the beauty of humanity (art, music, literature), personal happiness, pleasure, joy, love, and knowledge.
Alnadwa FTS believes that individuals must have the freedom of choice to believe in higher power or NOT without prejudice. Alnadwa will be a safe place for individuals to express their opinions and beliefs without prejudice, labeling, or fear of being persecuted or categorized as an outcast.
Alnadwa FTS rejects and fights discrimination in all forms and shapes, slavery, sexism, racism, homophobia, mutilations, intolerance, and oppression of minorities.
Alnadwa FTS believes that religious people are good people–but they would be good anyway.
Doing good does not require believing in higher power or religion. It only requires the individual to be moral and have moral characters.
Alnadwa FTS believes and promotes separation of state and religion. We believe that free thinking as a philosophical and not political position.
Alnadwa FTS is committed to secular values based on natural rational principles. Free thinking is reasonable and allows the individual to do his/her own thinking free from restraints of orthodoxy, and allows ideas to be tested, discarded or adopted.
Alnadwa FTS is an association of freethinkers working to keep the state and church separate, and to educate the public about the views of non-religious. We promote, cherish, and defend against First Amendment violations, speaks out for freethinkers through the media and university debates, books and literature.
Dr. Abbas Yousef