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I Advocate Skepticism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 167 People

    For One's Own Good

    and no, being skeptical does not mean that you are being a know-it-all...it does not mean that you are egoistic and that you believe your opinions are the only ones that matter. being skeptical, from the way i see it, means that you are not giving yourself a chance to get fooled...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    Right-Winged Conspiracy Theorists N Da House

    Question everything. Trust nothing.
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F Dec 6, 2007

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    “I think; therefore I am.

    ” René Descartes
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 12

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    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 9, 2013

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    Believing anything without any evidence

    or on faulty logic is irrational and irresponsible. You must take into account the credibility of your source of information and whether it is the most current accurate model. IE: "Organic food is better for your health and the planet" Your evidence comes from Blue Aura...
    rgdesigns619 rgdesigns619 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    betweenhereandthere betweenhereandthere 61-65, M Sep 9, 2014

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    Use Your Head, Listen to Your Gut, and Follow Your Heart

    I think it is important to listen to all sides of a situation.  I think it is important to think about what you hear and what you see.  In modern American society we are spoon fed "the truth", but is what we hear on the TV and read in the papers really "...
    rija rija 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    Believe Half of What You See & None of What You Hear

    Years ago a sage, eccentric, half-cracked colleague gave me some business advice.  "You know when to believe a client?" he asked.  "No," I admitted.  "You don't believe 'em when they approve a project, you don't believe 'em when they...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    Just discovered a quote from Bertrand Russell (in the piece "Am I An Atheist or Am I An Agnostic") that rather perfectly sums up the way I feel about that question: "As a...
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    One of the most profound changes in belief I have since embracing true Atheism and Skepticism is that there is no afterlife. Upon death, it's oblivion. What's that like? I've...
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