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The Insult of Ignorance

Often times when I get into a conversation with a fundamentalist Christian, they tend to get offended by the mere possibility that they don’t know everything. I think people of reason and fundamentalists have a very different view of knowledge and a much different view of what it means to lack knowledge.

As a person of reason, I am well aware that I don’t know it all. I know that there are things in the universe that I am ignorant about. The scientific method is the best tool we have to learn about things that we don’t know about and keeps our minds open to new ideas which may fit the evidence better than the older ideas.

Fundamentalist Christians however seem to get offended when they are forced to admit that they are ignorant about a particular subject or piece of knowledge. They seem to consider ignorance as an insult rather than an opportunity to learn.

It seems to me that this is in large part to their insecurity in relation to knowledge in general. Fundamentalist Christians subconsciously know that they are ignorant about science and the world around them. They know that they are hiding from their ignorance with the myth of their religion. To the fundamentalist, God is the answer to every question, but when their true ignorance is exposed they get defensive, angry, and insulted.

“Ignorance is of a particular nature; once dispelled, it is impossible to re-establish it.” –Thomas Paine

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  • Michelle

    Great Paine quote.

  • Rick Miller

    They get insulted when you point out that they don’t know something which you do know. Then they call you a smarty-pants know-it-all and dismiss the point as though it hadn’t been brought up.

    They think that just being personally convinced of something is the same as knowing, and they accuse you of simply trying to push your own opinions on them.

  • http://www.myspace.com/jasyn333 Jasyn

    The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge. ~ Aldous Huxley

    It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. ~ William G. McAdoo

    Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. ~ P.J. O’Rourke

    Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge. ~ Alfred North Whitehead

  • http://www.atheistrev.com vjack

    I love that quote from Paine. Perhaps it explains why it is so unusual for someone to go from atheism to religion.

  • Chuck Dyke

    Not to forget as well: Jamaica is possibly the most homophobic place on the planet. Sure, Russia made a law that children can’t even know what LGBT means and Kenya ain’t a pretty place if you’re gay, but Jamaica? They hold parades when a gay person gets murdered!