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I Am a Skeptic

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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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    Skeptic Magazine, Anyone?

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

    ( Try to make it short ) One time my biker friend had a bike accident, broken leg with several wounds. He didn't want to go to hospital so my other biker friend tried to heal him...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 70+ 18 hrs ago

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    On the Richard Dawkins scale, I identify as a 6, a De-facto Atheist. Even though I live my life without a belief in any god or deities or anything, I still feel that I don't have...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    In the beginning of the 1st month of my meditation journey, my party friends disappeared one by one. We haven't met, we haven't communicated at all, they're alive but they're...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 70+ 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Recently I have been staying at my parents' place, partly because the return payment for my still-active student loan has increased dramatically and there are too many things I can...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Ok, I have written before that I am skepticial about Dr.Steven Greer, even with what I will write in this post, I am still skeptical regarding him. I still think it's fishy how a...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    So for the past day or so, my friend and I were trying to become Mermaids (although I have been sort of trying for a while now...). So after we did this huge spell, our legs became...
    CloverMermaid CloverMermaid 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Hey people of MeToo, I did not know where to place this comment, but I guess it's quite applicable. To sum it from the start, I saw a hard working poor man on the street at 10 PM...
    JustDuke JustDuke 13-15, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met someone here that is very important to me. She makes me feel relevant, important, and desired. And I hope if she happens to read this. She realizes the impact she has on my...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I have some good friends, some great friends, and very few special friends. One of my very special friends sent me a box of apples today from his personal orchard. I was so excited...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    my title might be a little strange, the first few pages are skeptical but once you keep reading you might enjoy getting to know me :) then maybe i can get to know you too ^_^
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    My Name is ****** ******. I'm 14 and My mother has Personality Disorder (PD) and my father has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Both my parents are also alcoholics along with...
    sophieharperlee sophieharperlee 18-21, F Jul 24

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    I recently broke out in a very bad flare up and to my surprise it was so extreme it covered most of my body and even my face. I don't ever recall ever having it this severe. And as...
    clopez247 clopez247 31-35 3 Responses Jul 24

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    I was dead i was dead i came alive i was tears i became laughter all because of love when it arrived my temporal life from then on changed to eternal love said to me you are...
    DeliciouslyFoolish DeliciouslyFoolish 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I think that to feel completely certain about anything is arrogant, that we only understand a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of the Universe and how it works. A few centuries...
    RazzlethemDazzlethem RazzlethemDazzlethem 26-30, T 1 Response Jul 21

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    May we stay alert and open our hearts and reach ways of releasing the guardedness and skepticism around ourselves; allow us to raise our vibration to an all-round, gentle...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F Jul 20

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    From July 20th, 12:00am to 3:30am I have the craziest story of how I played cat and mouse with a police officer. 12:00am I was in my room, drifting into sleep, when I got a...
    COMMA6 COMMA6 13-15, M Jul 20

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    I am an Aries, but I don't really have any of the key characteristics that Aries usually have. So i'm very skeptical of the whole astrological zodiac sign thing.
    MaraSD MaraSD 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    To be honest, I don't know what I want in a relationship anymore. I don't even know what will make me admirable or special to someone.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 Jul 19

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    Well i know many people are skeptical over astrology which is perfectly fine you can believe it or not its up to you But for those who enjoy it its important to know that your...
    Lightdreamer11 Lightdreamer11 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 17

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    "It is the love of her seraphic constitution, That purity without the faintest dilution, which has this beast so fully ensnared It is the knowing she has no substitution The hound...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos 18-21, F Jul 16

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    1: I am biologically female but actually am genderfluid- This means I'm sometimes a boy sometimes a girl sometimes both sometimes mixed sometimes none. I am whatever my brain tells...
    DriftingLeaf DriftingLeaf 18-21 Jul 14

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    ARE YOU READY? Puns 1. King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most...
    Rusham Rusham 66-70, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Gang Stalking Disinformation Groups July 13, 2015 If you or someone you know is a victim of gang stalking, (aka organized stalking, multi-stalking, group stalking, revenge...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M Jul 13

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    On Lying, A Mouth Full of Roaches, and Cirque du Soleil When you lie. I pull up my tiny chair, and sit anxiously to watch the show. You stand in front of me, as I stare, amazed...
    diegodlavega diegodlavega 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Slipknot-skeptic "I'm so ******* pissed at all of this You gotta know that you are sorely missed Miracles are real They help you heal They make you feel Like things will get...
    ambull1 ambull1 36-40, M Jul 12

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    I don't understand love. I really don't. One of my good friends was talking to me last night, sharing the fact that she and her boyfriend are quite close, and we talked about how...
    Skollon Skollon 22-25, F Jul 12

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