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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    So.... Rugby and American football aren't the same thing? Huh? Really?
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    “I think; therefore I am.” René Descartes
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    bf got defensive because I disliked one of his music choices. My anger was mainly for the artist himself. He stands for everything horrible and I'm usually passionate when it...
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    Just discovered a quote from Bertrand Russell (in the piece "Am I An Atheist or Am I An Agnostic") that rather perfectly sums up the way I feel about that question: "As a...
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    I find it pretty patronizing when people insist that others need a certain belief system. When it’s said that some people need religion, it implies that those people are mentally...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 7 Responses Feb 9

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    Well i guess i can say i was never pregnant. I was homeless and afraid. I guess i can say that i am skeptical of you. I am skeptical of me. I dont see why i am still alive. I...
    individualfreedoms individualfreedoms 26-30, F Feb 17

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    WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD? Aristotle: To actualize its potential. Francis Bacon: To retain his own dignity without intruding upon the liberty of others. Jacques Derrida...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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    Last year I had the worst depression in my life. I clearly remember the day that was the turning point for the better. I was out taking a walk in my neighborhood when suddenly it...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Did the Ancient Gentiles Have the Hope of Salvation? by Wayne Jackson Display cc default img The Bible student is aware of the fact that the law of Moses was given to the...
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    MM has been with W since last week. Baby was due last monday but decided to delay her arrival until induction tomorrow. Crazy to think that the next time I see him he will be a...
    kc5316 kc5316 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    OLD WANTS never die, they become needs OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just run out of time OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just unwind OLD WATCHMAKERS never die, they just wind...
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    I've taken several of these online tests. With the results approximately scoring within the same short range; 67-77% Conservative, and doesn't come as a shock to me either. But...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M Feb 9

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    I Hate My Job How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing 
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    ScarredVelvet ScarredVelvet 22-25, F Feb 9

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    I was around 6 when I found a deck of tarot cards that my mom had bought for fun. I didn't understand them but I thought they were pretty and I felt an urge to learn them. It was...
    Crystalstarseed Crystalstarseed 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    To be or not to be, that is the question, whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles, and by...
    quike23 quike23 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    You are a Crow! (your score: 27) 27 Characters: Rhia, Coranna, Damen in the Aspect of Crow trilogy; John in "The Wild's Call" Powers: foreseeing death, communicating with the...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M Feb 12

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing 
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    jmarm86 jmarm86 36-40, M Feb 12

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    The Arab golden age [which brought us algebra, Algorithms, Alchemy - chemistry in its infancy] came to an end because Imam al-ghazali deemed that the qur'an was the only book...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 14

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    "10% Happier" is a book I listened to this weekend by ABC’s Dan Harris. He was previously blinded by his own skepticism about mindfulness and documented his journey prompted by...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    My boyfriend left me for another women he met on the Internet after being together for 5 years and having two kids together. When he left I lost everything; job, car, house and...
    kha0 kha0 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 17

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    He told me he loved me constantly, and fairly (too) quickly, like at the very beginning of the relationship. I suppose when you physically hear "I love u", then respond back "love...
    Lthayer2011 Lthayer2011 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Pedro was conjugally a very experienced man when he got married to Maria, but she was totally naive. On their wedding night, when Pedro removed his clothes, Maria asked, 'Pedro...
    bigboy4chat42 bigboy4chat42 41-45 1 Response Feb 19

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    Horror Meets Honor The S.S.A. a Highly trained, stealthy, and more deadly than the evils they face specializes in victim rescue, counter-evil operations, and a number of other...
    AmericanKnight AmericanKnight 18-21, M Feb 19

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    This so called sleep paralysis, is what the doctors and scientists say because they them selfs don't know what it is. And they say its all got to do with so called rem sleep? And...
    ashleymendes55 ashleymendes55 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Horror Meets Honor The S.S.A. a Highly trained, stealthy, and more deadly than the evils they face specializes in victim rescue, counter-evil operations, and a number of other...
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