“A FREE THINKER IS SATAN’S SLAVE!” read the signboard of the New Canaan, Connecticut Baptist Church.
This church must know its flock well and know that there will not be any thinking, free or otherwise, going on when they read this.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a free thinker as “one who forms opinions on the basis of reason independently of authority; especially: one who doubts or denies religious dogma.”; and slave as “one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence”. Many churches are dominating influences over their flock and preach subservience to their belief making the followers of the religion slaves to their religion. Free thought especially if based on reason independent of authority is anathema to a religion that would accuse Free Thinkers of being Satan’s slave.
If you are a slave to your religion, throw off the bonds of slavery and join those who are free to think. You don’t have to give up your religion to be free, just feel free to reject the things that don’t make sense.