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    Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Be honest. Have you ever been willfully ignorant in a political debate, here or elsewhere? If so, why? Did you think it was necessary to get your point across? Did you think the person you were debating was introducing information that was irrelevant to the discussion? Did you have a personal attachment to topic that you felt was threatened by the information you were ignoring?

    In addition, when you realize someone else is being willfully ignorant, how do you respond?

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    when i feel that someone tends to act dishonestly during a debate ,i may be willfully ignorant to defend myself,because only way to beat off this kind of attacks is to play ignorant.

    when the others are willfull ignorant ,i never believe that they are ignorant
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Yes, I hate to admit it but I have (in the distant past) voted for a Democrat or two. I'm older and wiser now, so the mistake will not be repeated.
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    I'm a design engineer. Willful ignorance gets in the way of getting things to actually work. I started designing things very early. Willful ignorance never helped me get things to work.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Yes, I hate to admit it but I have (in the distant past) voted for a Democrat or two. I'm older and wiser now, so the mistake will not be repeated.
    Yup, you don't need to know much when you've made your decision before the question comes up. You've solved all your problems and don't need to think any more. Cool.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    Not willfully, but it can certainly be fun to play it for all it's worth in the right circumstances.
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    I do not have to be willful to be ignorant. It just comes naturally to me.
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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    playing ignorant is fun so long as the circumstances justify

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    I made a pact with satan to never deceive myself or participate in willful ignorance when I was a child.

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    Re: Have you ever been willfully ignorant?

    I don't think I've been willfully ignorant. Typically if I don't get/am unfamiliar with something somebody posts I'll just flat out say so.
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