Invincible ignorance

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Invincible ignorance

Postby magi » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:22 pm

invincible ignorance

(Theol.) ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God.
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Postby gailr » Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:27 pm

In the words of Dave Barry, this WBAGNFARB.

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Postby Grogie » Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:54 am

Another excellent word magi. Thank you.

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Re: Invincible ignorance

Postby frank » Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:23 am

magi wrote:invincible ignorance
(Theol.) ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God.


Lovely phrase! And verrrry useful! :-).
It was so intriguing a word i looked up a few things and apparantly, the term is also used outside the field of theology (moral theology): here and here.

Thanks!

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Postby Bailey » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:32 pm

The first time I heard the expression invincible ignorance, was on the original show of The Odd Couple. I thought it applied so beautifully. I use it a lot myself, now. It applies to those whose ideas oppose mine. I KNOW I'm *RIGHT*, LOL

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