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Personally, I think ignorance is related to factual information, while stupidity is related to mental processes. Christians arguing against evolution because they've never studied science enough to know how well it's supported by evidence is ignorance, while christians using a false dilemma like "if there's no god then there's no morals and everyone should be able to kill everyone else" is just plain stupid.
Willful ignorance is no different from stupidity. Christians know that there are atheological arguments, and evidence to support evolutionary theory. If they choose to remain ignorant about those things, then they're just stupid.
LOL!!! Good one!Ignorance: "I didnt know that!" Stupidity: "I dont get it."
No, stupidity is "I don't get it, therefore you're wrong".
"Stupid is as stupid does."Or, from another perspective, as Paul Simon (not to be confused with Simon-Peter) pointed out "...Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest... Lie lie lie..."Ignorance is simply not knowing any better, stupidity is not knowing that you're ignorant.I have a "salt-of-the-earth" friend who, to my knowledge, only ever said one profound thing: "Stupid people are too stupid to know that they're stupid, therefore they're happy."
Is a person who makes "factual" arguments that the earth is less than 10,000 years old stupid or ignorant?It depends. 65% of high school dropouts in the USA believe the earth is young, while only 25% of college grads believe the same thing.Of course, you don't have to be a brain surgeon to get a degree, but there are some very smart "philosopher" types who believe in a young earth based on craptual evidence. The question is, does faith lead to stupidity or ignorance or a combination of the two?
"Is a person who makes "factual" arguments that the earth is less than 10,000 years old stupid or ignorant?"At least, yes.
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