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rationalism

A general term for the group of philosophic schools that reject received or authoritarian wisdom and dogmatic religion and hold that knowledge is to be obtained only from observation and the application of logic to data so derived. Rationalism does not necessarily exclude religious beliefs, but tends to do so.
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All this artistic hype isn't accidental: A quarter century back, against all the available evidence, the Oslo "achievement" was already being hyped by European diplomats, by adjuncts to then Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, by the cortege of Yasser Arafat, and by the confection of rationalist policymakers and commentators that elite American universities had just started to produce.
Kochi (Kerala) [India], Sep 14 ( ANI ): The Missionaries of Jesus on Friday, on the basis of the findings unearthed by its inquiry commission, stated that the nuns who were protesting against Bishop of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, were influenced by the "thoughts of rationalists."
His story involves comparisons between familiar characters in succeeding eras, paired along rationalist/ pluralist lines: from John Locke and more historically minded Whigs in the 17th century; through Voltaire as despiser of religion and admirer of enlightened despots and Montesquieu as opponent of royal absolutism and admirer of the estates in mid-18th-century France; to Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke during the era of the American and French revolutions; and culminating in the subtler 19th-century contrast of John Stuart Mill, for the rationalists, with his friend Alexis de Tocqueville, for pluralism.
The FSL has found evidence that bullets fired at all the three rationalists had left similar marks.
In short, the first strand, which Levy calls "rationalist," prioritizes "the freedom of persons within groups," while the second, dubbed "pluralist," prioritizes "the freedom of groups from the state."
The snuffing out of rationalist voices is an effort to suppress free thinking.
According to (http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/263564/call-for-nz-blasphemy-law-to-be-scrapped) Radio NZ , the Humanist Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists said the legislation only protected religions rather than religious groups from discrimination.
My parents were rationalists who came from different religious backgrounds; my father, Joseph Edamaruku, came from a Syrian Christian family.
Rationalists claim that prices and markets are always correct, and there is no need for government to control any part of a rational, efficient market.
Medieval Jewish rationalists' response to the teachings of secular philosophy was analogous to the attitude of contemporary religious people who regard the teachings of biology as reinforcing rather than challenging their concept of God.
The rationalists may not believe Baba to be a God or even his Avatar.