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I Am a Skeptic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 241 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Skeptic Magazine, Anyone?

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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Heck yeah im skeptical about relationships. I was once sooo in love with my gf and sooo sure about "Forever" but now look at me. i want to be single lol. it trips me out how you...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Lately I've been making an observation about people and their behaviors. It's a Social norm I've become sort of annoyed by but it demonstrates what I'm referring to. So some of...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 12

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    Travel Scams are rampant nowadays that reports in these cases have reached wider scope from underdeveloped countries in Africa, developing cities like Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala...
    stone5wesley stone5wesley 41-45, M May 5

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    BTW I will most likely delete all my experiences after a while, I Always do this. I've seen a big grey being also in a Dream state, I was in a empty room and first nothing there...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Note here that I will always type "Cynic" with a capital "C." That's because there is a difference between a Cynic and someone who is merely cynical. That's right; technically...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M Apr 23

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    My boyfriend and I were together for two years. Everything was good besides the fact that he is an alcoholic. He finally broke down and decided he needed help but he said he needs...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 23

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    1. I'm a proud zoophile (but keep it a secret for the safety of my canine lovers) 2. I'm a furry 3. I'm a wolf therian 4. I believe in telepathic communication with animals 5...
    thewolfden thewolfden 31-35, M Apr 24

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    So, this is the first experience that I'm sharing on this site, I hope some can relate to it. Excuse me for my english, I'm not a native speaker, so if you're a grammar nazi dont't...
    XYZoli XYZoli 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Please take a look at my page on Facebook and join in the discussion. https://www.facebook.com/FemaleBorderlineSociopath Although I've yet to get to writing in my blog to bring...
    FemaleBorderlineSociopath FemaleBorderlineSociopath 31-35, F Apr 26

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    This is kind of long, so brace yourself for eye strain :P Ever since I was little, I've encountered certain 'beings' before. To be honest, I'm not sure if they're ghosts or...
    Mutent92 Mutent92 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have a new observation about being psychic. This has never really become apparent before now.Remember how when you signed up for something, it was what you signed up for, or when...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 1 Response Apr 27

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    Love this movie! I was a little skeptic when I first saw it, but after watching it a few more times and getting more information behind the musical itself, I fell in love with...
    JK7448 JK7448 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Can you relate? Can your relate with the winner or the loser, the beater? Or the bleeder? Te defeated or the defeader? Are you skeptical or a believer? The follower? Or the leader...
    lifeaintshit lifeaintshit 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Ugh I hate being sick! In 2011 when I was 25 I was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. I used to smoke a pack of Newport 100's a day. I was told the first time I...
    JustWantItToWork JustWantItToWork 26-30, F May 1

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    I had a few friends over last night and two of them asked about 50 times if I could do there cards, normally I always do cards for people but my one rule is no health questions. My...
    Fullofsunshine Fullofsunshine 26-30, F 3 Responses May 1

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    TRUTH Most lives are full of struggles As we begin each day; We can only hope the path we found Is the one where we should stay. You can’t always judge the path, Simply by its...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 6 Responses May 1

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    The first time we crossed paths, it was my freshman year of high school. I was on my way to class when I saw him. Nothing about his appearance struck me, but I felt like I knew or...
    ArizonaTea ArizonaTea 18-21, F 1 Response May 2

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    I know depression is an individual experience, and I manage mine in my own way. I have no trust in prescription medicine. I do not see a therapist. I have no support group, only my...
    eidolonnexus eidolonnexus 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2

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    Oh gosh that last one was embarrassing I have no clue how to use this app!! I am 19 and I have been dating a Marine for a year and 5 months!! My marine is in Missouri at job school...
    VaydaGrace14 VaydaGrace14 18-21, F 3 Responses May 5

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    Skeptically been upholding in that thoughts of being inadequate. I look upon myself and doubted with fear that I couldn't find myself incapable of handling situation. My body...
    jfallorde jfallorde 18-21, M 3 Responses May 5

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    If you look at the world with fear, you see a world of terror. If you look with hope, you see a world of opportunity. If you look at the world with hate, you find a world of...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    Narcissistic, hyperactive, obnoxious, skeptical, pessimistic, angry, intelligent, creative, beautiful, stoner.
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 1 Response May 7

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    (Rush Limbaugh and the idiot "conservatards" all jumped out there and called the First Lady's remarks "racist", so I had a difficult time sorting through that rhetoric to find out...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 51-55, F 14 Responses May 8

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    I have no problem with it. I was in one myself with a lady from America. I'm black and she's white. Before I got into one with her I never imagined me being in an interracial...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    The Stranger (Part 1) Just got back from El Nido when the hotel attendant knocked on my room and the strangest thing just happen: Miss A: Mam, may naghahanap sayong foreigner Me...
    mcsmalacas mcsmalacas 26-30, F May 11

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    Have you found your other half? Do you believe in true love? Does true love really exist? I don't know. I haven't found it, so maybe that's why I'm a bit skeptical.
    Barbiedoll89 Barbiedoll89 22-25, F 4 Responses May 11