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Posted by Phillip Martin on September 17, 2002 22:19:34 UTC

(I mean no offence to anyone when I say this.) I meant: Why do you think "ignorance is bliss" is a bad idea?

Is ignoring everything except what one wants a bad thing (assuming that the person is not interested in the 'truth', or in spreading his/her beliefs)? If it makes that person happy, why not?

I have noticed something (this probably deserves its own thread). Everyone that I have ever heard say anything such as 'we must not ignore or refuse another person's beliefs, because we do not know everything' has been stubborn, and ignorant of other peoples' beliefs... including myself. I often tell others that statement, but a few days ago I realized that I am pretty much set in my beliefs, and that it would be practically impossible to sway them.

I find it very interesting that one person can argue that a statement is true because of 'this fact', and another can argue that it is false because of 'this fact', while they both are COMPLETELY convinced that they are right. This happens frequently, very frequently. That has always amazed me. Does anyone else’s have thoughts about this? I just thought that I would bring that up.

Warm Regards,

Phillip Martin

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