How great must be the guilt and how awful must be the punishment of voluntary ignorance. (William Wilberforce, 18th-19th century British member of Parliament)
Being illiterate or ignorant is no sin if one has not had an opportunity to learn. But, to “ignore” (pardon the pun) chances for schooling and learning is inexcusable. While education and knowledge are worthy achievements, there really is no end to learning. How tragic when some knowledgeable people refuse to accept truth or willingly ignore the facts.
In the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth . . . They deliberately forget that God made the heavens long ago by the word of his command . . . (2 Peter 3:3-5)