Are you a skeptic? Or do you just like to think of yourself as one?
Skepticism, in its original formulation in classical western philosophy, involved a refusal to adhere to any dogmatic assertions whatsoever. This epistemological agnosticism was so thorough as to include an inability to assert that one should not believe any dogmatic assertions. So skepticism was more of a mental attitude than a system of beliefs, for were it to be thus systematized, it would necessarily negate itself. To skeptics, a statement such as "There is no God" would have sounded horribly unskeptical. True skepticism is a Socratic-style sense of one's own ignorance. Are you a skeptic?
I'm a skeptic in the sense that I don't believe in certain things that a lot of other people believe in (religion for example). But I wouldn't necessarily label myself as a skeptic. The conclusions I've come to aren't based on any doubt or desire to rebel, but rather a sad understanding of our past and how we use stories to fill in gaps we could never understand. I'm someone who wishes that religions were real, but accepts that I cannot pretend that they are.
I am a skeptic regarding the claims of organized Christendom.
by daphniemoreno3 years ago
What's your stand on Atheism?i'm agnostic and skeptic. And just want to know people's opinion, comment, and expression about atheism.
by paarsurrey7 years ago
Hi friendsOne must think positively; no need to be skeptic “in the name of science” to start with, it is a negative thinking and of course a blind faith.ThanksI am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim
by paarsurrey7 years ago
http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/39536?page=2#post916969Paarsurrey wrote: "It is very natural, pro-evolution and pro-life to believe in the existing of the Creator- God Allah YHWH. Like we believe in our parents; we...
by Alexander A. Villarasa5 years ago
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by jerami6 years ago
I have come to see that everybody really is saying some truth. It really is a shame that modern technology doesn't come up with a computer program that can not defrenciate between BSH-tand all the other fine...
by Michael Ward4 years ago
What Would You Do If You Found Out Jesus Was Evil?Just a thought, what would you do if you discovered Jesus was actually evil and people were forced to record him doing all these good deeds? Please keep religious...
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