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I Am a Skeptic

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    A total or severe lack of experiences and stories is a big red flag to me. That, and I trust my gut feeling that said individuals is either a fraud, troll, or both. I'm not wasting...
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 30

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    Sometimes I can't help but wonder if a few EP users are either frauds, trolls, or just maintaining a "persona." Either way, it's whatever to me.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    In a world like ours. Where plausible deniability covers crimes. How can we not be.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 8

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    Fool me once, shame on you Fool me twice shame on me
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    We need more leaders in the world. We have way to many people who follow other people and take no responsibility for their actions, but at the same time have no problem telling...
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    For the last few months I've been trying so hard to believe in God. I know someone or something had to create the world, but one thing I don't understand is why do we believe in...
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    I just finished watching a film that I know I'm going to fail miserably trying to share because it was touching in a personal way to me. It was a film about a young girl from the a...
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    I posted this in a thread as a response to another EPer who is both scientific and religious. As that thread was owned by someone who deletes my posts I am posting my own thread...
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 22

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    My boyfriend and I have been seeing each other for almost 2 1/2 years.. He is 18 years younger than me and I was skeptical at first! He came in where I work and told me he saw me...
    kimmie1972 kimmie1972 41-45, F Aug 22

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    While I recently wrote my 'story' about paranormal experiences, apparently, "paranormal" was happening that same night, and the night after, and last night. We thought we've seen...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Me: I'm skeptical of nearly everyone and their intentions. I find it hard to whole heartedly trust, but I give it all I got. I don't think people aim to let me down, but it seems...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am doing an amazing 30 day nutritional cleanse program and wow ive lost three kilos in just two weeks and im not that big to begin with! not only have I lost weight but have...
    tammymhicks tammymhicks 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am doing an amazing 30 day nutritional cleanse program and wow ive lost three kilos in just two weeks and im not that big to begin with! not only have I lost weight but have...
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    Because of it, I made the mistake to do the same. I would judge everyone whether judged me or not. I just figured they were doing it behind my back or eventually would anyway. One...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 16-17, M Aug 27

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    Im composed of a good laugh And some hopeless romance Of a skeptical mind And a quite sometime silly heart Im a bit and pieces of many things And now i wish i could have a tiny bit...
    ItsAnnaLena ItsAnnaLena 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I've made a really big mistake in recently, and it's been weighing on my mind ever since i've done it. It took away my peace of mind, and I felt depressed, and it didn't help at...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F Aug 29

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    Actually, it's not me who have seen a host, but my cousin, Michelle... She was two years-old when it happened. My aunt (her mother) was in her bed, reading a story to Michelle late...
    shimy38 shimy38 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I am a skeptic. I don't think there is a single person with psychic abilities like seeing the future or knowing specific things about strangers. That being said, anybody who would...
    Leannaix Leannaix 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    jsaenz3 jsaenz3 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I have always said I have no trust issues when it comes to men. Benefit of the doubt but as I come across guys I've realized Im repeatedly skeptical about there intentions. I know...
    Trillionbased Trillionbased 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Sometimes I hate the fact that I have learned so many stuff about other dimensions. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I know exactly what's going on or stuff like that, nobody...
    Joojo3 Joojo3 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    in everything. i may not ask, sometimes i do. i quit asking mostly, because i get no response. so why do i have to be a mind reader? why when i miss, the one person i distrust the...
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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