reply to post by Mr Mask
I have to say there is a vast difference between a troll and a skeptic.
Feel free to agree or disagree as each and every one of you see fit.
I find my own thoughts on how the world works and how it should work and rely upon no one for assisting me, de-bunking me, nor accrediting me for
Quote from : Wikipedia : Skepticism
Contemporary skepticism (or scepticism) is loosely used to denote any questioning attitude, or some degree of doubt regarding claims that are
elsewhere taken for granted.
The word skepticism can characterize a position on a single claim, but in scholastic circles more frequently describes a lasting mind-set.
Skepticism is an approach to accepting, rejecting, or suspending judgment on new information that requires the new information to be well supported by
argument or evidence.
Individuals who proclaim to have a skeptical outlook are frequently called skeptics, often without regard to whether it is philosophical skepticism or
empirical skepticism that they profess.
In religion, skepticism refers to 'doubt concerning basic religious principles (such as immortality, providence, and revelation).'
In classical philosophy, skepticism (or scepticism) is the teachings and the traits of the 'Skeptikoi', a school of philosophers of whom it was said
that they 'asserted nothing but only opined.'
(Liddell and Scott)
In this sense, philosophical skepticism, or Pyrrhonism, is the philosophical position that one should suspend judgment in investigations.
A skeptic is someone to me who questions the status quo, period.
A skeptic is someone to me who questions authority, period.
A skeptic is someone to me who questions the Official Story
A skeptic is someone to me who questions the Truther Movement
A skeptic is someone to me who questions the stated facts over and over, period.
Any person who wholeheartedly buys into anything without questioning it, is wholeheartedly, an idiot.
I question the validity of Mr Mask's thread and posts herein, not questioning necessarily his intent, but his definition, because that is his and not
mine, I choose for me.
I choose for no one else but me and I ask none to follow me because I hate followers.
I've been stalked far too many times that I seek not followers, I seek equals instead.
And I do not follow, will not follow, and never will follow anyone else other than my own self.
To thine own self be true.
Nosce Te Ipsum, my family motto, on my family crest, Know Thyself
I find it is one of those things in life where people are threatened by those who question them.
I thoroughly encourage people to question me and if people do not I wonder why.
I quite thoroughly investigate each and every claim I make on ATS and I encourage others to question, because I may have missed something, so I do not
see de-bunkers, I see people who assist me in Deny
I seek out knowledge and education, anyone assisting me in doing that is only helping me.
[edit on 19-2-2010 by SpartanKingLeonidas]