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I Am a Skeptic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 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 22-25, M 2 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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    "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

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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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    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 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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    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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    JuleSinger JuleSinger 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Though I am interested in the possibility of having a boyfriend or whatever. I'm a bit skeptical. I don't like the fact i feel like i'd be on rewind and repeat saying "I love you...
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M Nov 24

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    I grew up, and still live in the Bible Belt. Most of my family is very religious but my husbands family is even more "devout" than my own family. If I ever hinted to any of them...
    hattiel hattiel 26-30, F Nov 25

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    Flying back from New York on the redeye in the summer of 1970, I sprawled across the row of seats, as the plane was almost empty. Before deregulation, one could get cheap seats...
    wuzgnu wuzgnu 61-65, M Nov 25

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    The Bible Skeptic on YouTube. One of the best of a great bunch of channels. His series that covers the top ten (Failed) proofs for God's existence is a great listen.
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    But I haven't always been. I was adopted as an infant into an incredibly religious home. My parents took me on mission trips growing up. My mother was a Sunday School teacher...
    JMcFarland13 JMcFarland13 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    There's literally someone on here not saying any names who repetitively stated that he is a boxer and not only that but that he travels frequently to other places and also has...
    Joshuadd07 Joshuadd07 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I have never had the diligence to act truly in accord with any religion, nor, being born a skeptic, have I had the inclination. I have no doubt that many so-called "holy books...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Overwhelmed15 Overwhelmed15 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I love Gotham. Now I am a really biased Batman fan. I am just straight up hardcore undying Batman fan. He's my favorite superhero of all time. And I started watching the show...
    ultraterrestrial ultraterrestrial 26-30, F Nov 30

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    I wrote previously about dating my friend's widower after she traumatically died giving birth to her second child. When I wrote my first post, it was just a month or so after T and...
    FireFlare FireFlare 36-40, F Nov 30

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    It's almost spot on. I'm just not usually lost in thought. I'm absent minded because I don't sleep. That and I don't work on life-changing theories. XD "Portrait of an INTP...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Dec 1

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    At a time when other massive American cities reflect the skeptical chords of our countrywide discourse, we experienced nearby CEOs sitting down aspect-by-facet with grassroots...
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    I don’t like giving up on people i don’t like believing that some people will never learn to get along i refuse to give up. Hate me love me i don’t really care, or at least i...
    Autumnflowers Autumnflowers 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    At a time when other major American metropolitan areas replicate the skeptical chords of our nationwide discourse, we had regional CEOs sitting down side-by-facet with grassroots...
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