Many philosophers stress being skeptical and beliving things based on rational thinking. However, if this is accepted, shouldn't someone be skeptical about being skeptical and rational. Doing so seems to lead to contradictions; how can one be skeptical of being skeptical and rational without already being skeptical and rational? So it seems that to be skeptical and rational, one must accept them on faith. But then what would the skeptic say when questioned how his faith in skepticism/rationalism is better then believing in the irrational?