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I Am a Skeptic

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M Apr 16

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    Being skeptical can really destroy so much. The moment you start seeing the worst in a situation your mind will make it seem a manifested reality that is definitely happening and...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    CYNICISM oh no, it's my cynical side, trying to get out for a ride! it doesn't do much, but you better not touch; it might sweep you right up inside. you wouldn't want to become...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M Mar 26

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    With two woman who I love very much. I also have a boyfriend, but that's separate. Yes, they all know about each other. No, they do not mind. Actually, it was me who was scared and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Today I am a Deist who believes in the God of Nature, reason, and science (knowledge), but no longer believes in the Supernatural God aka The Trinity Doctrine, or miracles. Like...
    Kate95350 Kate95350 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I have a few. One is pictures of you by the cure because being a photographer it's relevant, skeptic by Slipknot and Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam by nirvana. If my death is a...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    1) im from australia. 2) i dont trust my boyfriend 3) im about to end it with him but i know it will hurt 4) i just got a horse 5) im 31 6) i wish for a simple life with kids and a...
    Bells83 Bells83 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    Do you believe in the paranormal? What are those paranormal investigators on TV doing, anyway? Do you believe in the paranormal? Are you a believer or a skeptic? Do you think...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    What some people fail to realize is that celebrities don't give a **** about us. Maybe they'll notice you if you become famous too, but unless you personally save their lives, they...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 29

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    I love anything paranormal. I love to read about it, watch shows or movies on it, you name it! Though I've had some weird experiences, I would say I'm an open-minded skeptic on...
    WalkAwayFromTheSun WalkAwayFromTheSun 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 30

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    I was diagnosed with it three years ago. I slowly started to realize that my level of pain probably wasn’t in the average range when it increased with each day. I sometimes...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    "Sickness" They left. They all left. For one reason or another, they are all gone. I'd name them one by one if it weren't for the fact that every time I start to remember them...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    i sooo agree, my dad is always skeptical if my stomach or throat REALLY hurts, or i just want to get out if school
    lynxasdfghjkl lynxasdfghjkl 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    But I would be skeptical of those who don't.
    Jenn3319 Jenn3319 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 2

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    THE CASE FOR EASTER: 1. Accurate Predictions: Both the Old and the New Testaments contain predictions of Jesus death and resurrection. 2. Attesting...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 6 Responses Apr 3

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    This isn't so much an experience than it is a question. Right now I'm on the road to self awareness. I read The Secret & I'm getting through The Power right now. I am a bit...
    kaythestrange kaythestrange 18-21, F Apr 4

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    We're this utter mess despite it all, almost feels as if we're addicted to one another, and we always end up back together somehow. Like one night we're each other's throat, wake...
    aDesperado aDesperado 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Described by many as a myth, proclaimed by others to be a rare yet true signature of good luck to those who see it and neither dispelled or confirmed by science rather a possible...
    TurnupTruck TurnupTruck 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Maybe because I have a lot to be pessimistic about? Or maybe it's just who I am? Or maybe both? Or...maybe it's one of those weird cyclical things where one thing leads to another...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I used to carry a chip on my shoulder all the time believing that every person is bad..my outlook changed 4 years ago. The state agreed that my nieces were going to be placed with...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Although I am sufficiently educated not to be superstitious, although I am otherwise a logical, skeptical, rational person, I am still superstitious.
    sixelectricnothing sixelectricnothing 26-30, M Apr 8

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    Hey guys try the Delgada coffee and the Iaso Tea! These are weight loss products that actually work and if your a little skeptic type the words "delgada coffee" in google and "paso...
    Totallifechange Totallifechange 18-21 Apr 9

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    I am a big fan of grave yards and haunted places.I personally have a tale to share.This story probably happened in the 90s but I still find it rather spooky n perplexed. A group...
    walkingwarrior walkingwarrior 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I leave EP because I'm demoralized and disallusioned. Not long ago I posted regarding my strong desire to connect wit a non professional Dominatrix for conversation and...
    RestlessWarrior1 RestlessWarrior1 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Time to share my weekly updates on my lack-there-of love life! I talked to Fifa for a bit this week. I was dying to see him all week. I told my friend several times how much I...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Desperate for closeness and attention she waded through her messages with skepticism.
    imcomplacent imcomplacent 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 12

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