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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    Don't do that... I had a seizure.
    It's only fair...everyone else has been having mild seizures every time they see your signature picture.
    Education.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Yeah. But I've been politically active since my early teens. I don't indulge willful ignorance these days, and I'm generally capable of admitting when I'm wrong. I have before on DP. It's not always easy on the ego, but being willfully ignorant is infinitely worse. You know you're doing it, and usually, so do they. You're not getting away with anything. And you just make yourself look stupid and cheapen your own integrity by doing so.

    I'll usually own up to my mistakes. If it's really bad, after my admission I may leave the thread, feeling I've sort of disqualified myself from debating the issue further for the time being.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    What does wilfully ignorant mean?
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    What does wilfully ignorant mean?
    Perhaps deliberately obtuse?

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Willful ignorance (i.e. intentionally ignoring facts because acknowledging them would force you to change your position) is one of the worst impulses for a person to indulge. Not the worst, mind you...but it's in the top five, I would say. Probably worse than greed.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    What does wilfully ignorant mean?
    I'll take that as a "yes".

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    i willfully ignorant in any information that i dont find profitable on knowing. for example i dont see a point in learning to cook well as my wife enjoys that household duty.

    Sent from my YP-G1 using Tapatalk. My YP-G1 is a very nice device that hardly ever explodes or shoots jets of burning acid at my face. Samsung has done a good job in that respect in building it. However one has to consider hamsters in regard to android as cyborg hamsters are very cool. Imagine how fast an Android hamster could run in their exercise wheel for example.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    What does wilfully ignorant mean?
    Good one, spud. I bet no one else got that one.

    Edit: Correction. TPD got it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by MKULTRABOY View Post
    I made a pact with satan to never deceive myself or participate in willful ignorance when I was a child.
    Never try to deceive yourself.

    It is the stupidest thing a person can do.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Have I ever chosen to be ignorant? For more than half of my life I chose to believe racism isn't a real problem in America. If you're asking If I've ever chosen to feign ignorance to Troll a political forum, then no, although I have feigned at misunderstanding posts to Troll a political forum before.

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