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I Am a Skeptic

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    Judgement? Yes, I am a skeptic.

    It is a personal ethic to test everything out. It is the work of so reasoning mind. I could never truly accept something on face value without having doubts, we all do it. We are all Thomases. It is a mark of modern education to test out things, it is a scientific response to...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Not Such A Bad Thing

    I think as long as one is able to maintain a sense of reason about it and can concede to proof when presented, then being skeptical can sort of be a good thing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2011

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    I think what contributed to my skepticism is

    that i grew up around a lot of people who liked to play jokes and so for a lot of things, you couldn't take them seriously. It doesn't control my life though, i was taught to question everything anyways.
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    Accupuncture, Holistic Medicine, Etc.

    I was just reading a story from a person that had been diagnosed with a pretty serious illness and someone responded with a suggestion to try some holistic "therapies," including acupuncture or acupressure. I didn't want to respond in the actual story because I'm sure the person...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    "If enough people are told a well constructed

    lie often enough, it becomes truth." -Adolf Hitler
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    My Skeptical Journey

    I am indeed a skeptic, but that word may mean something different to me than it does to you, so let me share what it means to me:A modern skeptic is NOT, as some think, a person who reflexively disbelieves EVERYTHING.A modern skeptic is someone who approaches claims - especially...
    RSLancastr RSLancastr 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I Am Skeptic

    I am a skeptic. What does that mean to me? It means that I don't simply accept things in general. I question them, I challenge things people simple accept because everyone seems to accept them. I am not cynic, I am generally very optimistic, it is not people so much I challenge...
    BittenDog BittenDog 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    I was gullible enough to believe in all sorts

    of magical **** not too long ago. I even watched 'documentaries' on Youtube about werewolves. But think about this: If professionals have the software to make a realistic Hulk, then any idiot can get enough software to make an 'eyewitness' video about werewolves. That **** isn't...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T Feb 12

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    A healthy one at that,

    I'd like to think, but that requires further investigation.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M Jul 2, 2014

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    Tomatoes

    You say you're a skeptic but, frankly, I doubt it. For my part, I say I am a sceptic but it's clear that you are reluctant to accept this.  There is but one solution: let's call the whole thing off.
    GarciaMarquez GarciaMarquez 46-50, M Jan 2, 2013

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    Question Everything

    I am a Skeptic. When my parents were teaching the lessons of life, I clearly remember them saying Question, anything you are unsure of, and then make your own decision. I'm an skeptical about some thing and not about others. Like i believe in Unicorns but I am very skeptical...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Feb 10, 2011

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    Self-deceit

    It's natural to me to question everything and not just accept something blindly. Self-deceit has never been my style and I don't see it being something of interest any time soon, unless it's to understand why people find value in it. I'm a skeptic and I wouldn't have it any other...
    Knabble Knabble 18-21, F Oct 2, 2011

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    Even Though I'm Very Openminded

    I enjoy the paranormal very much. But when something out of the ordinary happens to me, I question it and look for possible alternatives. On the flip side, if someone says something like "it was just the wind", I want to believe differently. But I am a skeptic...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Some Faith Preserves Relationships

    I have made a new close friend. But my experience in life tells me that this could turn on me at any moment. I just had some very close and trusted friends turn on me this past year. I didn't see it coming. I was shocked by it. This, after a year of getting to know them. I...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Skeptic Magazine, Anyone?

    I believe in so little I subscribe to skeptic magazine...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 15, 2013

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    Skepticism Saved Me

    I grew up in a somewhat Christian modeled household; even though we didnt go to church religiously (no pun intended), my mother's father was the pastor of a small church in Pennsylvania. A good man, from what I remember, a true bible thumper though. Lived in a small one room...
    hemphappy hemphappy 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Not For Long

    Right now I am still what I've been for a long time. Call it "realist" or skeptic or whatever. Main point - I don't always loot at the glass half-full. I don't expect the worst either, but I let all the possible outcomes in my head. Now, I know that reality is...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2008

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    SRI'S - well I have had one experience in my life where I was given anti depressant by mistake a time. I had gone to the pharmacy that day and locally over here , sometimes we...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My whole family is Christian, so I'm automatically a Christian. However, I am a bit skeptical about God in a way. It's not like I don't believe in Him or against Him. It's just I...
    alaniW180 alaniW180 13-15 1 day ago

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    First of all i don't think i'm a vampire, heck i don't even know if they are actually real, but lately every time i think about the blood of a specific person my heart starts...
    GaelicCat GaelicCat 13-15, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Thoughtful, open-minded yet skeptical, a bit undisciplined yet somewhat old-fashioned, generally cynical, yet humble, with a warped sense of humor and a peculiar love for hairy men...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hallo to all of you amazing, life-surfing people! I'm just thinking: Isn't it funny how the Universe works in mysterious ways? Here's why. I've been reactivating my intention to...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Its like this. when you stick your hand out and get bitten. you learn very quickly not to stick your hand out anymore. I've been "bitten" so many times by people who are supposed...
    suthrngal suthrngal 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need advice. My parents have never meet my boyfriend and are skeptical about me visiting him in a few months. They don't want me to get stranded, hurt etc. Does anyone know how I...
    2ne1lover 2ne1lover 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    "My girlfriend's a vegetarian, which pretty much makes me a vegetarian too." --Jules, Pulp Fiction I've been getting into learning some recipes ahead of moving in with my veggie...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M Jun 27

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    MEMBERS OF THIS GROUP BEWARE! June 27, 2015 The many members of this group, ("I Am Being gang Stalked") who truly ARE being gang stalked should beware of the fakes and paid...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    Well my final proof ??? Alot of people have relied on books and what information they have contained through history . Some authors have identified christ as to be no more than a...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M Jun 27

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    ok. I believe in spirits and ghosts due to a few experiences my family has had with the paranormal. But, Im kinda skeptic about the afterlife. I once had a dream about the end of...
    wimpykid1492 wimpykid1492 13-15, M Jun 24

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    Anyone who doesn't like cold weather has probably never tried cross country skiing. A few miles of running in tracks will make a believer out of the most skeptical.
    nothingon nothingon 61-65, M Jun 24

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    A blonde and a redhead have a ranch. They have just lost their bull. The women need to buy another, but only have $500. The redhead tells the blonde, "I will go to the market and...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Oh this guy this freaking guy has changed my life upside down. When we first started talking online I was skeptical. I have problem opening up to people and sharing my past but...
    readytraveler readytraveler 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    1. I am in love, truly, for the first time in my life. 2. I am, by many definitions, an alcoholic. 3. I hate to shop but I love fashion magazines. 4. I always feel like an outsider...
    dananay dananay 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    I want someone (you) to feel lucky to have me... I don't want to feel like such a burden all the time, like I'm walking on ice. I want it to be easier, I don't want to constantly...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697 16-17, F Jun 20

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    Lol (SmileyFaceJen) blocked me because I found out she wasn't real. Be careful out there people and stay alert.
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Jun 20

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    The Problem of Evil and the Skeptic's Dilemma (David Wood)
    PMWhite PMWhite 31-35, M Jun 19

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    They haven't really said anything official yet. But my mom wants out. I don't know how to handle this. I always saw their marriage as what I wanted to have. Now my mom's...
    aj00000 aj00000 18-21 Jun 18

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    "Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It’s our need to believe...
    LaurelTree68 LaurelTree68 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 17

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    Yes I do... well, no, I know there are aliens. ;-) I know there's a lot of debate between people saying " All Aliens are Good. " , " All Aliens are Bad. " . From my own...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    Is this proof of the spirit??? One night I asked my friend (over an app and I never actually met her, she's across the country) to entertain an idea I had: if the human minds...
    jaider01 jaider01 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    Please read and give me an analysis of this thing. It is too amazing and I can't seem to tell people. One night I asked my friend (over an app and I never met her) to entertain an...
    jaider01 jaider01 18-21, M Jun 15

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    WHAT FUNNY JOKES LED ME TO: One night I asked my friend (over internet and I never met her) to entertain an idea I had: if the human minds around the world are all connected then...
    jaider01 jaider01 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    Does anyone want a long distance relationship? I was skeptical about them at first until I got in one. But sometimes you have to believe in them because what if you didn't know...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15

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