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One of the things that must be said of humankind is their unbelievable penchants to believe in all manners of preposterously ridiculous things. This is despite the fact that of all the creatures on this planet, humankind has been endowed with a brilliantly perceptive and analytically intelligent mind able to understand extremely complex concepts.
Willing And Willful Ignorance
At no point in the thousands to hundred of thousands of years of human civilization (depending on which “facts” you choose to believe in) has more knowledge of facts and truths come within easy and relatively inexpensive reach to more of humankind than today. According to statistics on global internet usage, over a third of humankind (or some over two and a quarter billion people) were connected to the global information, commerce and communication network (by end of 2012 C.E.) enabled by the internet and mobile communication technology.
With all the knowledge that humankind had accumulated in all fields of fact and truth, can anyone who is intelligent and have not been forcibly blocked or impeded by circumstance from accessing these facts and truths still have any valid excuse to plead ignorance?
Yet ignorance is one of the main reason (but not the only reason) why people choose to believe, embrace and subscribe to all kinds of ridiculous things. Even the most brilliant members of humankind are guilty of a purposeful ignorance. From our ingeniously brilliant men and women of science, technology and philosophy, to our illustrious statesmen and leaders of politics and religions, through the incredibly inventive and imaginative entrepreneurs, engineers and technocrats, they are all guilty of a willful ignorance, ignorance by virtue (which should more appropriately be ‘by the sin’) of arrogance.
Please read the chapter ‘Self Righteousness And The Righteousness Of GOD’ of ‘Bible 101 — The Holy Bible Expounded’ by this author for the discussion on the general stupidity of humankind, a stupidity fueled by the obsessive super feeding of their egos.
The same type of willful arrogant ignorance that all those who swallowed and became complicit to all the unbelievable claims and postulations of these charlatans claiming to have some secret knowledge andor supremely superior intelligence that enabled them to be able to decipher ancients secret codes that predict the end of the world. This is especially since most of these individuals who chose to totally believe, subscribe to and be complicit with, all these ridiculous claims and postulation of a dooms day “apocalypse” by these partially insane prophets of doom are those members of humankind who are significantly better informed and educated. But the most damning proof of their willful ignorance and insane stupidity is that they have been going around arrogantly insulting, deriding, and belittling anyone and everyone who disagree with them and their deliberately pretending stupidity self perceived supremely superior intellect, knowledge, values and ingenuity.
Whereas all the rest of the panics stricken who would blindly follow even a chicken, they too are guilty of ignorance. A willing ignorance, or ignorance by choice, through not using the gift of a discerning, rational and intelligent mind to verify fact from fiction, truth from lie. For they are not little babies and children too young and too inexperience, not having sufficient exposure to the reality of this life and still under the main guidance of their parents or other adults. They are not dumb animals without a sufficiently intelligent mind and cannot think and reason. They are not locked up, bound or restrained so that they are unable to search out from the almost limitless pool of accumulated knowledge: on factual truths and events; in historical and archaeological records, to discern whether these claims are factual, realistic andor credible. They are not some newly landed creatures from another galaxy or “alternate” universe who have no experience with humankind and thus no understanding of human nature and human behavior so that they do not understand deception, duplicity and delusion.
But there is of course a true or genuine ignorance, ignorance because these members of humankind are in situations or circumstances where they through no direct intended fault of their own have no access to the immense knowledge accumulated by the human social order. And thankfully many of these less fortunate among the members of humankind are too had press irking out a livelihood and surviving day to day to become complicit with all these highly delusional ‘Chicken Littles’ (or ‘Chicken Lickens’) running around in willful ignorance and self glorifying arrogance screaming ‘the sky is falling, the sky is falling’.
Read in this recent news article that gives a perspective on willing ignorance, some of which border on willful ignorance: British diplomats reveal weird requests.
Ignorance A Bad Word
In this post (as also in all my blogs) I have separate ignorance into three major categories: basic ignorance, willing ignorance and willful ignorance.
First and foremost, basic ignorance is the primary state of every human being born into this world. And throughout the duration of life of every human being, we are always in some state of ignorance even as every human being who is normal is on a continually learning journey throughout our life. Some things every human being (who is normal) will learn at approximately the same pace (with some variation) as everyone else who is normal (meaning not mentally impaired). In other things some may learn at a faster pace or to greater degree. But there are always things (whether facts or truths) that some will learn while others won't, just as there are skills that some developed to a high degree of refinement while others not at all. From this perspective no one should belittle anyone who is ignorant. But if you were to take a good look at the human social order around you, you would notice if you have not been oblivious to the goings on of the world around you, that every single human being (who is normal) has at some and numerous point of their lives labeled someone as stupid or ignorant (not necessary using these two choice words). If we were to compared this behavior in humankind today with the time forty and more years ago we should be shocked by how pervasive this had become.
At this point some may say that this author has been doing this in all along in all his blog, and very extensively too, calling people stupid and insane. And to all the rule-based hair-splitters this would appear to be exactly what this author has been doing. But to those who are less insane and more discerning and know how to put two and two together they would have totally understood that I have not been belittling the ignorant but railing against the arrogantly stupid for a very valid reason. Because being arrogant is definitely a great insanity and stupidity. Being arrogant is also the primary contributor to all the evil in the social order of humankind from since the very beginning.
For the discussion on why this author is not just another arrogant prophet of doom and why he writes in the manner that he does in all his Christian blogs, please read the next post of this series ‘The End Of The World Or Not - Part 4: Another Prophet Of Doom’.
Ignorance in itself should at no time be considered as something shameful or something to be look down on because every one of us is ignorant to some degree. And this is right as long as our ignorance is not from either a willing or a willful choice to be ignorant, while also recognizing that we are indeed ignorant (to some degree and on numerous issues of fact and truth) and through this recognition conduct our behavior and carriage of life in a humble and meek manner seeking and be willing to learn or to be taught. This is a sharp contrast against many of those who totally subscribed to the ridiculous claims of the numerous prophets of doom both past and present who knowing next to nothing true yet go around arrogantly boasting of their supreme intelligence and superior intellect and knowledge. If they had known anything real or true they would not had swallowed (hook, line and sinker), and also became complicit to all those ridiculous claims that had all been in time revealed to be nothing but stupid arrogant, and often also, insane, lies.
Of Incredulous Stupidity, Irrational Fears And Lust Fueled Arrogance
— does so from the indoctrination by the schooling and ‘education’ system of their respective social order;
— were influenced or pressured by their friends and peers or people they came to look up to;
— had the fear and terror put into them (either scared witless or scared shit-less) by some followers of some other religions;
— were seduced by promises of some desired objects by followers of other religions or system of belief;
— were forced by their prevailing social order on pains of torture and a gruesome death;
— enticed (i.e. seduced) by the material or sensual or psychological reward offered by some religions or religious orders either directly or through a union of some sort.
With this group of people too as long as they restrict themselves to the various beliefs and practices they have embraced without trying to convince others of the legitimacy of their beliefs or to mock the belief of others (or to persecute those who do not agree with them) then they would be among the innocent and blameless ignorant swept along by the storms of life.
Please read in the post ‘The Consistency Of The Scriptures’ how the message of the unchanging GOD of the Christian Holy Scriptures was consistent from Genesis to Revelation.Second, the religious prophets of doom from the so called Abrahamic religions (here I am discussing only Christianity and the so called Abrahamic religions because only these have a significant message about an end of the world):
The Number One problem is none of them seem to even remotely understand these three words, Omnipotent, Omniscience, Omnipresent, what they mean.
To find out exactly what the Christian Holy Scriptures meant when it recorded the numerous words in the original text that were rendered as the English word ‘GOD’ in the English translation of Christian Bible please read in the post ‘GOD’ in the blog ‘The Scripture Of Truth’. Also in this post read the discussion to discover the real meaning of Omnipotent, Omniscience and Omnipresence that all the so called Abrahamic religions claimed that GOD is but totally contradict it in their doctrines.
Number Two, they all don't even have any perspective of the creation (meaning they are all totally clueless as to what the 'creation' actually is).
Number Three, at least two of these three are totally obsessed with sex, two of these three are totally superstitiously obsessed with words (and letters and language) not even understanding the most basic thing about, and the most basis of, words, language and communication.
The Adversary has been getting his agents to make some changes since the ridiculousness of their doctrines have been fully exposed. This has been their duplicity from since the beginning: Pope Francis says the Catholic Church is 'obsessed' with abortion, homosexuality and contraception. 'We have to find a new balance.'
Number Four, all of them are obsessed with ruling over and controlling others (that is everyone else but not themselves); plus at least two of them are also obsessed with killing, maiming and torturing people while the people are alive as well as even after the people are already dead and then either gone someplace to be tortured or to be finally brought back to life again to be tortured. And all the while these religions (their masters, leaders, rulers as well as disciples) are proclaiming that they are all for love, for truth, for peace, for virtue, for righteousness, for justice, for good, for the will of GOD. Wow, double wow and quadruple wow! Unbelievable! Do you believe them? Just from all these alone it should be enough to understand that if any of these three religions is valid or true, human beings are in for an eternity of unimaginable horrors if any of them ever achieve their avowed goal for world dominance (for at least two of them) to gain the absolute power they lusted after to rule over the whole of all humankind.
Now someone brilliantly stupid may at this point ask, ‘What about you, aren't you just another prophet of doom like all these that you are railing against?’
So be sure to read the answer in the next installment — ‘Isn’t This Author Just Another Crazed Prophet Of Doom?’
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Last Updated: 2015 05 28
First Posted: 2013 03 08
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