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I Am a Skeptic

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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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    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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    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 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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    So I hate it when I google something

    for fun (horoscopes) - something as super generic as my sign and 2014 and lo and behold - about 9/10ths true! http://www.astrology.com/horoscopes/details/2014-01-01/cancer-yearly-overview
    Kasekosmos Kasekosmos 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    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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    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 22-25, M 2 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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've never been in a relationship, but every single one I see has so many complications, and it seems like all relationships are sour. To top it off, I'm not a people person so I...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F 6 days ago

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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 9 hrs ago

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    Been to a couple psychologist/counselors. I guess I was always looking for a medical diagnosis. There's so much stuff that goes on in my head that I don't know how to explain, it'd...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    + You have a sense of fashion as an integral part of class. You can hardly go wrong with a business/casual look or a simple, clean cut, fitting attire. Simple, straight colors...
    Mastertist Mastertist 31-35, M Jul 1

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    Be careful who you open your life and heart up to over the Internet. If this is all new to you and you don't usually meet people this way....skepticism is ok. I"m real and...
    brightbabyblues4u brightbabyblues4u 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    A rare opportunity..or challenge To the skeptic this will sound crazy. To the millions of trolls that has infected this site like a plague it will sound funny. Maybe even make...
    ken757 ken757 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Lilt Lilt 46-50 3 Responses Jul 2

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    HI everyone. Just want to say how awesome this website is and how much i enjoy reading all the experiences. I feel honored and so happy so share a new group that a lot of you might...
    josephkenneth josephkenneth 36-40, M Jul 2

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    Okay. I know i'm young. I know I have a lot of life left. I am aware that getting hurt is part of growing up. I have heard it all before. There just has to be something wrong me...
    CharityDanae32 CharityDanae32 18-21, F Jul 2

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    ... After our return from running away, things changed.. Both spouses insisted that we break up, and we did.. or, rather, we tried, over and over and over again. But how can you...
    lifu0427 lifu0427 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I can't visually see them, but I can definitely feel them. I've had two encounters with supernatural powers. First when I was a young lad, about 10-12 years old. I can't remember...
    Truromantic Truromantic 26-30, M 5 Responses Jul 2

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    Evolution simply cannot explain fundamental loopholes in the obsolete evolution theory. That's what evolution is..a THEORY.. Now don't get me wrong - I was a believer myself, that...
    Jamieblinn Jamieblinn 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    The animal I have become. One day I was going through library books. One of them was an old book that looked to be a 100 years old. It had spells in it. I am a skeptic but for the...
    JamieLoyder JamieLoyder 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    I am a physicist. A former skeptic, now a believer. Some of my research involves quantum states and polarity. Now I believe dimensions to co exist in '' layers '' if you will, so I...
    JamieLoyder JamieLoyder 18-21, M Jul 3

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    A success story from a man with hsv2 FROM: www.herpesdatingplanet.com Her: I had been diagnosed with HSV 2 two years ago. I was terrified when I found out that I would never be...
    leifliu leifliu 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    First time in my life, hopefully my last. Perhaps the rest of you have had more pleasant experiences than mine, but I still want to share my story about my particular ''Astral...
    JamieLoyder JamieLoyder 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have posted a couple of times about my refuser and our sexless marriage, but feel compelled to post an update. We are in marriage counseling, and she is also getting some...
    mistereko mistereko 36-40, M 16 Responses Jul 5

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    And I'm glad. I developed a tumor in my brain and pituitary when I was 15. I had been thin my whole life. My cortisol levels jetted upwards, which caused me to gain 30 pounds in...
    OfFansAndFlames OfFansAndFlames 26-30 Jul 6

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    Ok. So, I'm turning 25 in October and I have NO IDEA what I want to be and do as a career. All I know is that I sit home all the time and listen to music [most of the time...
    Gaby7162 Gaby7162 22-25, F Jul 7

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    What is the hype about Mass Effect? I haven't really gotten into it and i'm still a bit skeptical of it. I kind of want to play it, because I beat FUSE which Mass Effect seems to...
    xpetiteetoilex xpetiteetoilex 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 7

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    A man walks into a bar and says to the bartender, “I bet you fifty dollars that I can bite my right eye.” The bartender says, “Yeah, right! I’ve never seen anyone do that...
    illusionlife illusionlife 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I met him on omegle. You know that site where almost every guy is flashing his "thing" and girls are willing to watch? Well after skipping the "online flashers" I settled on this...
    Tajahnae26 Tajahnae26 16-17, F Jul 9

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    HIV has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to HIV and it is so much pain have not been able to get over.As we all know medically,there is no solution or cure...
    silvabeckham silvabeckham 31-35, M Jul 9

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    Hi all! I hope I can help you. I noticed a while ago I started having a foggy/clouded mind, like someone had pulled an 'off' switch in my mind. I started getting dizzy and my...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F Jul 9

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    By far the best show I've ever seen. Watched the series twice so far. I am somewhat skeptical of the prequel "Better call Saul." If it's good it still won't hold a candle to "Bad...
    blam89 blam89 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    So I'm an INTP? I'm pretty skeptical about these online personality test thingies. But according to Wikipedia (which is *never* wrong ;)) INTP's sound like intelligent people so I...
    Ridiculousity Ridiculousity 18-21 1 Response Jul 10

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    I wish I believed in the Bible stories I learned as a kid, because I would be at peace with more things in my life if I did. I think the Bible is simply a book of made up stories...
    quidproquonaif quidproquonaif 36-40, F Jul 11

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    My family on both sides have been deeply devoted seventh day adventists (for 3-4 generations now). So ever since I was a baby, I've been taught to practice the faith. I've always...
    ilovecornmore ilovecornmore 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    My sophomore year in high school started like any other school year. you go to your new classes, you figure out the teacher, you learn the faces of the class, and you try to fit in...
    ThunderST0RM1N ThunderST0RM1N 18-21, M Jul 13

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    So I was skeptical of how well my "beginners breathing" routine on my yoga app would work for me. Today, I was feeling anxious randomly & I have a hard time breathing when I get...
    Anxiousgirl13 Anxiousgirl13 18-21 1 Response Jul 13

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    A friend of mine passed away about a year and a half ago. He had just gotten a pit bull mix puppy a couple of weeks before his accident. I have a large yard and no pets so I ended...
    Greenfuzzy Greenfuzzy 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    Believe in what you will. But we all have to admit that there are things in this world that science can't explain. There are the skeptics that you see everyday trying to disprove...
    Darkpriest85 Darkpriest85 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 16