Do We Choose To Be Ignorant?

Is life easier for the ignorant, and the oblivious? Do we choose to be oblivious or ignorant so that we do not have to change, but at the same time expect others to change to suit our wants and needs? Does being ignorant give us a hall pass through life? I can claim ‘I didn’t know’, but does this mean that I am not accountable when I do something that is wrong and harmful, or if I hurt someone, including myself?

What does it mean to be ignorant?

ignorant – Simple Definition of ignorant

  • : lacking knowledge or information

  • : resulting from or showing a lack of knowledge

Source: Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s Dictionary

Full Definition of ignorant

  1. 1adestitute of knowledge or education <an ignorant society>; also:  lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified <parents ignorant of modern mathematics>b:  resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence <ignorant errors>

  2. 2:unaware, uninformed

ignorantly – adverb

ignorantness – noun


What the Bible says about ignorance.

Ephesians 4:18  being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart;

1 Peter 1:14  As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance,
Job 21:14  “They say to God, ‘Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.

Romans 1:28  And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,


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