Sam is off getting penis reduction surgery today, so I’m taking over. We wish you a
speedy short comfortable recovery, Sam!
We’re all here for a reason. I don’t mean that in an existential way. I mean here, at Skepchick, and other skeptical sites online, connecting and socializing with other skeptics.
I am not a “natural” skeptic. Â I’m gullible to a fault. I’m naive as they come. Skepticism is my weapon against me getting myself killed.
It was only 7 years ago that I was afraid of ghosts. I prayed them away at night. I took herbal supplements. I believed Atkins worked (just not for me). I knew psychics existed. I never missed an episode of Crossing Over. I paid Chip Coffey to talk to my dead sister. I was pretty sure God created the universe in 7 days (but that days weren’t 24 hours yet). I thought the government did unimaginably evil experiments on aliens at Area 51. I took Communion. I thought smoking wasn’t really bad for you. I watched Oprah, for fuck’s sake! In other words, if you presented some crazy shit to me, I’d buy it… in bulk… and insist on paying you at least 10x your asking price.
Somehow, I escaped myself… and I ended up here. It was a bit of a hazy journey. And it was hard for me to clean out my brain – almost entirely – to start from scratch. But holy hell am I glad I did.
Like I said, though, I’m not here because it intrigues me… I’m here because I have to be. If I don’t stick with you people, I’m doomed. That it’s fascinating and I love it is just some really rewarding awesome-gravy.
What brings you to skepticism? Why are you part of this community?Â Why do you stick around?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear daily at 3pm ET.