posted on Jul, 17 2011 @ 10:17 AM
reply to post by SonoftheSun
I'd say I'm a skeptic, and have been since I came on here, as it hasn't been that long.
However, I don't think your definitions of the levels are accurate. By most definitions, I wouldn't define myself as a skeptic; in fact, I think
skepticism can be negative.
I think skepticism can too much influence our opinions, and instead we should keep a more open mind. I'd rather define myself as a thinker,
investigator, or questioner.
Also, believer is someone who believes in something by most definitions. Just because someone believes in a conspiracy (for example; the Federal
Reserve), does not mean they have had personal experience, nor does it mean they do not fall under the skeptical category. I believe there is
conclusive evidence for many theories.
The majority of people in the world (western, at least) are naysayers. I'd guess most people on ATS are either on the wall or a skeptic; definitely
good for having a discussion.