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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I believe the way forward in life

    and in terms of educating one self is to have an open yet critical mind about what you have been taught and the world around you, to always question things and never close a mind to something, because the more you know, the more you will grow as a person on many levels.
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    A healthy one at that,

    I'd like to think, but that requires further investigation.
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 36-40, M Jul 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ever since I decided to be involved in groups about love and soul mates, I'm always thinking about it. Knowing that there's someone out there for you makes me really fantasize both...
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    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while searching ( as iv done thousands of times, for yeeears now) in hopes that I can find some magical supplement to cure the living hell that my...
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    being single sucks anyday . I sure its the same for girls too . but as far as my experiences go, girls are too afraid to give chances . some want everything to be perfect and are...
    souravm588 souravm588 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Well for the first time in my 30 plus years of existence, I will be wearing contacts. Well contact. I'm only putting it in one eye. This is a hard lens contact. But it's huge...
    DiabolusInMusica DiabolusInMusica 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Good morning! my day pretty much okay little under the weather, besides a mild headache due to my sinuses, but other wise okay! far as my night , quite normal for me ,but here's...
    LaTishVonVet LaTishVonVet 56-60 Jan 15

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    I'm not skeptical of faith, religion, or even a degree of superstition. However, the whole deal of a mass group of people "reawakening", for lack of a better word, as Fallen Angles...
    RoseyAlien RoseyAlien 18-21, F Jan 15

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    I'm posting this because I got better and so many forums I see people talk about the people who get better leave and don't share their story. I want to share my story. I got...
    sandrabelek2121 sandrabelek2121 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    Because I have no words for myself, I'm sharing this passage from the book The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero pg 75-77 It's midnight. The uncharted regions of Axton...
    bluedreamer19 bluedreamer19 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    I believe there must be intelligent life somewhere In the universe outside of earth. However I think they have better things to do that to study a planet where the dominant species...
    TheAutomaticMan TheAutomaticMan 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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    THE WARS OF RELIGION Recently I had a debate with my daughter Renee over religion. As a college graduate Renee had developed a skepticism toward religion, having been persuaded by...
    BadPam BadPam 56-60, F 11 Responses Jan 13

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    Ever wonder what Christianity is all about? I mean we hear a lot about 'salvation' and we hear a lot about 'prophecy' and we hear a lot about differences between denominations...
    HippyJoe HippyJoe 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    Skeptical is putting it mildly. I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has...
    dogcrazy5 dogcrazy5 26-30, F Jan 11

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    I just want to tell you that I was tested on 1992 at the university hospital of Lincoln Nebraska before they got it right I had seen 7 doctors some skeptics others believers at the...
    wizzard0164 wizzard0164 51-55, M Jan 11

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