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I hate ignorance

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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Ignorance leads to indoctrination, and indoctrination leads to intellectual, sometimes physical, bondage. If we truly value our fundamentally human right to freedom, we should make it our prerogative to investigate our natural world, and bring every ideal under scrutiny, regardless of its credentials. We should welcome the chance to challenge our worldview, as the challenging strengthens who we are as individuals, and thus grants us freedom.

This was the statement I made on Facebook. I have grown increasingly weary with ignorance, both in myself and in others. I believe the way I believe because of my own study on my own time. I don't like taking what people say for granted, and I constantly desire to test my worldview by challenging others, like many may attest to here on DA.

It seems today, however, there is less and less of this. As people become more PC (if I hear "politically correct" one more time...) we have more reason to embrace assumptions and less reason to challenge them. People become "offended" if we question their worldview too much, and begin lashing out in emotion rather than with rational thought. More effort is spent attacking other worldviews than strengthening their own, and before we know it, we become sheep that are easily swayed by honeyed words, trapped in a prison of our own making.

Thus, as society seems to be moving towards this way of thinking, I have to ask: Is it wrong that I take a scientific approach to life? Is it wrong to question and confront ideals and philosophies? Is it wrong to seek results, and reject ideas that fail to provide them? Should I only keep this way of thinking to myself, or should I confront others using this line of reasoning?

Sorry for the rant. It's been an interesting weekend.
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:iconafter--life:
After--Life Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So does Islam.
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macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Only a problem if its wrong.
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Ehnker Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student General Artist
What if they're all wrong? 0_o
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macker33 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Then its time to toughen up.
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kimsy2358 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Also, hate is ignorant, your point is invalid.
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kimsy2358 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
We are blinded by our self-imposed linguistic shackles. Without a noise society is lulled into an antidemocratic haze by PC. Have fun!
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alzebetha Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
and what leads to ignorance?
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
In the case that irritates me, laziness.
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alzebetha Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Hmnn wrong. Usually when people present lazyness as a reason for ignorance what they mean is a lack of a proper position of their own and they are annoyed it got discarded as it deserved, ooooor they don't get that a lack of rational scepticism is rooted in a lack of intelligence, not actual lazyness.
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TimeHasAnEnd Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Wrong! Lest "Satan" should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices...2 Corithians 2:11."
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alzebetha Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I break away from all conventions that do not lead to my earthly success and happiness. -Satan
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bohobella Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I really fail to see how the world is becoming politically correct. In case you haven't noticed, I can see women's ankles any time I want and a good half of the Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television can be said on television. 
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Nothing is wrong with either of those two things.
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bohobella Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree, I hate political correctness, but that's my point.
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:iconrestinmotion:
RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Oooh okay, I see. Internet you know, hard to tell tone.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
same here. if anything, it seems to me that political correctness has fallen out of fashion / created a bunch of reactionaries.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would say the issue is more willful ignorance.  Ignorance, as in the state of lacking knowledge, can be corrected.  Someone who refuses to acquire new knowledge is a different matter.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
willful ignorance, and it's companion willful obtuseness, drive me batty...
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I never quite think of willful obtuseness as the "cardinal sin" that is willful ignorance, but it is a major annoyance. Part of why I could never get much into critical theory or post-modern art crit. I suppose political doublespeak falls into the same category as well.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i don't know of it from a theoretical standpoint, only an interpersonal one.
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saintartaud Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Derp, never mind, I'm apparently mixing up the definition of obtuse with obfuscate.  :slow:  In that case, yes, I hate that too and would put it more or less in the same category as willful ignorance.
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skulkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: good to know it's not just me.
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:iconempiredice:
empiredice Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You had my attention at physical bondage. I'm afraid the rest wasn't very interesting after that.
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Sorry to disappoint.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
This is a very good series that explains a lot: [link]
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You problem seems to be one of the way you view the world. Negatively: Everyone must be wrong somewhere. Or positively: Every worldview has merit in some form or another.

Personally, I prefer to just have fun until I have to play by somebody elses rules.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Don't we all play by nature's rules?
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, but then we have to play by somebody elses micro-rules.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I take it you're an anarchist then?
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Of course not! I never said I didn`t want to.
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:trollface:
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
If only.
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VISIONOFTHEWORLD Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
My turn: EVERY world view has merit some form or another?
What about the Nazi world view. Does Heinrich Himmler's world view have merit? :lol:
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RestInMotion Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Hitler boosted the German economy significantly. Also he was easily one of the greatest public speakers in the history of the world.
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Totally-dead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes. Just he was rather wrong on a number of small bits involving races, what he should do to ones he considered inferior, and who would win the war.

I see your point, but you cannot tell me you would not have agreed with him on at least one point in life? Like which is better, german chocolate or british?
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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ignorance of faith is rational.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Perhaps a bit too rational, as everyone has faith in something.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I have faith in reason, that is all.
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Kenny-White-Lion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, your problem stems from confronting people, confrontation leads to altercations. The bible is foolishness to those that don't believe, and one verse I do loveeee for this type of stuff is.

"Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words." Proverbs 23:9

Though what a wise man once told me was, "If you have to stand there and listen to something, if you don't like his/her whole message then at least try to take something that you can use."

So yea, keep it to yourself until you are away from the fools. There is a time and place for everything, and if this type of thing keeps happening then it is not the time nor place.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
But...but...curb stomping fools is SO MUCH FUN!!!!

In truth, I see your point, and I've gotten used to people not understanding certain aspects of the Bible. Though my rant wasn't entirely fueled by my faith, that did play a large part of it. What irritates me is when people make assumptions that could be found quite easily with a little research.

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Kenny-White-Lion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I just learn to let things pass and let God deal with it, as another wise man told me, "Life decisions belong to God" I will explain this and to keep it on topic. A person may behave, and seem like they will end up living a life of ignorance, but God has the last say, so what is happening now may not happen in the future. God can completely take that persons life and spin it 180 degrees. So in the end this ignorant person may end up with a stronger testimony that can turn people to the faith. If a person does not want to hear it from you, just let God deal with it, they will listen to him.

((I may have went off topic there so forgive me but I tried to keep it on "Ignorance".))
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That's fine. Thanks for the input.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All knowledge is ignorance in a sense.
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
How so?
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We can't know everything.
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:iconkillianseraphim:
KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
No, but we can accept that we will constantly be learning.
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:iconcarusmm:
carusmm Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"Every word is a prejudice." Friedrich Nietzsche
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You have grown tired with ignorance? What about hypocrisy? Do you hate yourself yet because you can't avoid being an ignorant hypocrite? Come back when you do.
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KillianSeraphim Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Who said I didn't.
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LudwigvanKickass2 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
And have you thought of suicide?
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