Guest Post: I’m Tired of These “Skeptics”

An old saying goes thus: “Every story is true, until another person comes and tells the other side.” We all like to style ourselves as skeptics in one form or the other. The skeptic is the very definition of a “wise” man, in that the wool cannot be pulled over his eyes and that is how we want to appear to other people no matter our age, gender or social status.
The essential argument that Hessianwithteeth raises in this post is that skepticism is more than a latent distrust of beliefs brought forward by others, it is a state achieved by critical examination and study. As a skeptic you cannot afford to select the beliefs you want to distrust either, every beliefs has to be subjected to the same critical screening, only then can one lay claim to true skepticism.

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