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I Am a Skeptic

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    For years now, I have sought truth through doubt. The scientific method attempts to disprove hypotheses, rather than prove them. Why not do the same with philosophical ideals...
    BrentonSwafford BrentonSwafford 26-30, M Aug 19

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    Let it never be said I'm not an open minded person. I am, I just don't believe everything I hear. I do think for myself. You say something I don't believe or know about, explain...
    Kaidahime Kaidahime 22-25, F Aug 10

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    So last year my family bought a farm in the middle of no where, and I love it; It has almost sixty acres, a pond, and tons of forest. We raise sheep and goats in the fields and...
    Jase586 Jase586 18-21, M Jul 28

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    Had an interesting experience today with the wife...wanted some opinions on it. As some background, it's quite clear that we have issues with our relationship - we've had a...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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    As of late my bf has been very secretive about his phone. Before, he knew my password, I knew his and we would just check up on one another playfully. About 4 months ago, he...
    Sicundas Sicundas 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    People tend to know if they are attractive or not, but I'm always skeptical about it and never really been rated by someone
    johnnyelves johnnyelves 18-21, M 5 Responses Jul 30

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    I'm going through a spiritual low right now. I grew up in a christian family, I'm baptized, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and saviour, I go to church, I try to keep up with my...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 30

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    People think I'm just sarcastic and very skeptical truth is I'm just a ****. Proud of it not going to change myself. Also I feel very hipster today YOLO like I give a fudge...
    ballorromeo1 ballorromeo1 18-21, M Jul 31

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    ---with a flower :) Love has many forms: love of parent to his/her child..love of sister to her sibling..love of a nurse to her patients..love of a teacher to her students...
    WeberFerguson WeberFerguson 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Midlife strike me really hard and very little aided my escalating fat. I've a incapacity so functioning out is nearly unattainable. Considering the fact that included botanical...
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    Smile and say thank you. That's really the only socially acceptable way of accepting a compliment. I don't want to start a confrontation or make the situation awkward, so it's a...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    We've been cursed with minds that can count time and hearts that yearn for a God. Sometimes I think about God and religion and how someone tried to make up this perfect world of...
    skybaby0 skybaby0 18-21 1 Response Aug 3

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    NOT SUITABLE for those easily freaked out. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ My life is largely a lie right now. I pretend to be happy but, just go through the motions. My wife has...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    This is 100% real. Imma change my profile pic for one hour ok people. You wanted to know and now you can drool over this for 1 hour, k? Then I'm changing it. First person to...
    kittykat6918 kittykat6918 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    On the experience project the website or app that you are currently using I was chatting with the man no a boy .He was very sweet and we chatted for several weeks. I thought...
    SkullSweetHeart SkullSweetHeart 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    I don't add everyone that doesn't mean I will or wont or don't want to but I don't add people if I don't know who they are or if they have no stories or are not open very much on...
    christfukk christfukk 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    I grew up wondering: Why It was so easy for me to understand people but they couldn't understand me. Why I didn't like talking on the telephone like other teenage girls, but...
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 7

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    So, tonight my friends and I went ghost hunting, to the supposed most haunted place in our state. I'm 100% a skeptic, and we didn't see ****. My friends were a little let down...
    Xplictt Xplictt 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I believe in a God whole heartedly, but I'm skeptical of all religions. I'm not atheist, and I think I'm pretty spiritual. I just find it hard to believe in man-made religions that...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 12 Responses Aug 10

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    Me: I'm skeptical of nearly everyone and their intentions. I find it hard to whole heartedly trust, but I give it all I got. I don't think people aim to let me down, but it seems...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M Aug 10

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    I think I told this story before, but here I go again... I have lost my faith in so many things. I have lost my faith in myself, in people, in life. When I was a kid, I had a...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    Virgo Strength Keywords: - Analytical - Observant - Helpful - Reliable - Precise Virgo Weakness Keywords: - Skeptical - Fussy - Inflexible - Cold - Interfering Virgo and...
    PinkNPunky PinkNPunky 31-35, T Aug 11

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    So I'm here again. Into a girl who is out of my league. I've done it before but not like this. This is different. I'm into a friend of mine. Let's call her Anne. Anne's been the...
    TrueMe32 TrueMe32 16-17, F Aug 12

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    .....at least I think I do. I self-diagnosed today, next step is finding a qualified professional to treat me. I told my therapist and she was very skeptical. Made me feel like...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching 26-30, F Aug 13

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    I consider myself an open minded person, and observant as well. I had some experiences at an early age that made me skeptical of the religious practice early on. I consider myself...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M Aug 13

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    My 50-something friend Nancy and I decided to introduce her mother to the magic of the Internet. Our first move was to access the popular "Ask Jeeves" site, and we told her it...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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    I find it amazing how few people seem to know who they are or be able to be content with themselves. Aside from the romance factor, I don't need someone to tell me I'm beautiful...
    picadilly1970 picadilly1970 41-45, F Aug 14

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    It's not something that I admit easily because people instantly think that I'm a new Age lunatic or a dumb person. The truth is I'm kind of skeptic at first and I always study a...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F Aug 15

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    I found iPage by way of cNet. Cnet’s ranking claimed you may entire your transaction fully on the net. Not legitimate.The deal sounded as well excellent to get real and I...
    Jude068 Jude068 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    this is a bit long but kind of interesting Mature/Silents. Born 1927- 1945. Went through their formative years during an era of suffocating conformity, but also during...
    westwoman westwoman 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I keep seeing the clock when the hands are exactly above each other or in a straight line....its a creepy coincidence! And once I was discussing this after many years with my mom...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Melany1049me Melany1049me 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    Reserve exactly the same skepticism for unsolicited e-mail about search engines as you do for "burn up Unwanted fat at night" diet program supplements or requests to help you...
    Michael749y5lj9 Michael749y5lj9 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 19

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