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I Am a Skeptic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 223 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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    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 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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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 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Skeptic Magazine, Anyone?

    I believe in so little I subscribe to skeptic magazine...
    indigofem1 indigofem1 46-50, F Feb 15, 2013

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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 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Let me make this clear, a true skeptic isn't somebody who denies something is true without consideration. A true skeptic is somebody who refuses to accept a claim as true without...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Jan 17

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    So I've been looking for a job for a long time. A while back I discovered this Temp agency fairly close to my house so I gave it a try. Immediately they where telling us that we...
    Chosenforsomething Chosenforsomething 18-21, M Dec 31, 2014

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    When i first meet someone I'm really open with them and everything goes well. Then after a few hours i suddenly don't trust them anymore an distance myself. I only call them if I...
    T055 T055 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I want to get to know more about people who share the same feelings and problems that I have, regardless of age, sex and race... But 3 days in EP, I've got blocked by member, I...
    52hell 52hell 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I still find it surreal as I write this, that one day 6 years ago,by sheer accident I stumbled upon a man on a social networking site. I had no experience whatsoever of online...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    William7035cob3 William7035cob3 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    It is really merely an exaggeration to show that their position won't hold up. The link is all of these are examples of how human beings cheat mother nature in some variety...
    Matthis936h6fu1 Matthis936h6fu1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Matthew0593cun9 Matthew0593cun9 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Every person's eye area is different and we would not have precise sum that we advise; please use your discretion.Then that dermatologist didnR17;t know what they were being...
    Anthony1604hzs1 Anthony1604hzs1 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    I'm totally a skeptic when it comes to psychics. Anybody want to share their experiences?
    dirtydarkness dirtydarkness 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Now that is very easy. I talk non sense I judge ppl I scold someone else for someone else's mistakes I bring up every past event in a current argument I behave differently with...
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi! If you read my other story "The Night Mike Robinson Relapsed", you'll be pleased to know that this story is a prequel to that. I worked on this with my friend and I wanted to...
    awesomefallenangel13 awesomefallenangel13 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Ethan3088hnz9 Ethan3088hnz9 31-35, M Dec 30, 2014

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    James2581uiu1 James2581uiu1 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Okay, so I ask my mom if I can go to the movies with my boyfriend, and she's all skeptical about it, but she finally decides to let me go. After I come back from the movies, I tell...
    Nixismachina Nixismachina 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I haven't written anything in the past few months but today is the last day before we start a new year. Let's see...it's been more than a year and seven months since I moved into...
    destinii3 destinii3 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    Heres my storey. I was in an abusive relationship for almost 4yrs. He was narcissistic. He was controlling and everything had to go his way all the time. There were expectations of...
    Imnotdillusional Imnotdillusional 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    The thing about me.. My hair is too dark..too black as well as my eyes. My skin is icy and my hands are that too. I never feel the warm embrace, the love I've wanted. But it simply...
    CursedRaven CursedRaven 16-17, F 10 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm demon trapped in a mortal body to feel the burden of being flesh. A demon and I have been friends since childhood. Armadyl and I finally combined our souls as one. Now he...
    bigbear9521 bigbear9521 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    At the risk of being drummed out of this group, I admit that at times I watch some of the Christian television channels (We have so many where I live). I'll watch as long as it...
    Jimmy805 Jimmy805 61-65, M 17 Responses Jan 4

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    Ethan5814bpc4 Ethan5814bpc4 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    He was gay. And using me as a "beard" to keep his family and his "industry" unsuspecting. Hurt. I was initially skeptical when he informed me of past lover(s?) but with a lottttt...
    theinfamouspanda theinfamouspanda 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 6

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    My past has been nothing but Unnecessary arguments and false beliefs. I soon came to realize there is only one God and that is He himself. There were no greek gods, hence the term...
    jsoaps2 jsoaps2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    People my age seem so unfriendly. Like we all are under so much pressure from life and skeptical at best about making new friends. It's so awkward and a bit frustrating at times.
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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