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I Advocate Skepticism

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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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    Right-Winged Conspiracy Theorists N Da House

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

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    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 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    "The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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    "Freedom is not overcoming what you think stands in your way. It is understanding that what is in your way is part of the way." Guy Finley
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    "Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to what happens. Events may create physical pain, but they do not in themselves...
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    I am prolife because I will always be the advocate for the unborn. I will be the advocate for those who have no voice. I will be the advocate for those who are unborn, unseen...
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    Hi. I Am a 48 year old woman in a bad situation. I have been independent and hard working my entire life, until I was injured, TBI (traumatic brain injury), 2.5 years ago. My...
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    Washington, DC, on Jan. 15, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic buffer zone law By Irin Carmon In a unanimous opinion, the Supreme Court struck...
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    Yes, I am a Satanist. No, I don't believe in the devil. I'm sure some of you must be curious as to what a "Laveyan Satanist" actually is. Well, allow me to explain. Laveyan...
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    Be careful who you open your life and heart up to over the Internet. If this is all new to you and you don't usually meet people this way....skepticism is ok. I"m real and...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    I have posted a couple of times about my refuser and our sexless marriage, but feel compelled to post an update. We are in marriage counseling, and she is also getting some...
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    I filed a charge with the EEOCand the feds are taking my case! I am 53 and like most of us it started when I was 5 or 6. School was hell like it is for most if not all of us. I...
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    Hi I'm Macy! I'm 19, and I'm an avid LGBTQ+ advocate. I myself am gender fluid, polysexual, and panromantic. I was born as female, but you can use "she" or "they" pronouns, please...
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    So I'm going to share 100 mostly useless facts about myself. 1. I am a night owl. 2. I am a morning person. 3. It's afternoons that I don't do so well with. 4. It is not possible...
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    Hi folks! Stumbled across this site, and decided to make your acquaintance! I'm a 60-year-old, happily married to a 28-year-old guy. My first husband was 6 years younger. I've also...
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    There are a lot of things and people who need a voice but don't have one and so if it's good I will be their advocate.
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    What's with all these people saying their thoughts are so messed up but not actually sharing any of them? Protip: However messed up you think your thoughts are, someone else has...
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    I am definitely interested in LaVeyan Satanism. It takes atheism to a whole new level and provides a creed and a model for living that everyone can benefit from. The only problem...
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    Today I cancelled my financial support of EP. I will no longer support those who advocate ********** as a "life choice "or whatever crap the PR dept wants to spin this week. There...
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    July 9, 1947 On this day in 1947: In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel...
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    Her latest. She gloms onto a lot of things I do. I have a dog who is at least 15 years old. She used to be quite fond of him. She kept him overnight for me a couple months ago...
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