a person who forms opinions on the basis of reason, independent of authority or tradition, especially a person whose religious opinions differ from established belief.

1685–95; free + thinker

freethinking, adjective, noun

skeptic, agnostic; atheist. Unabridged
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freethinker (ˌfriːˈθɪŋkə)
a person who forms his or her ideas and opinions independently of authority or accepted views, esp in matters of religion
n, —adj

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His father educated him at home and exposed him to freethinking philosophy.
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