posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 06:58 PM
You know if is something I find in the bible interesting is the Genesis verse that refer to the tree of knowledge.
But the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shallt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest therof thou shalt surely die." KJV Genesis
The quote Ignorance is a bliss
is a passage from “On a Distant Prospect of Eton College,” by the eighteenth-century English poet Thomas
Gray: “Where ignorance is bliss, / ‘Tis folly to be wise.’”
The whole poem can be find here
How dangerous is a little knowledge?
When the bible refer to this it actually becomes something to think about it, even ancient men knew that to much knowledge could be dangerous to us
[occurs this my own interpretation to the passage so I can use it to post my understanding of what the thread starter wants to know]
So ignorance to certain point was view as something more desireable.
While many walks oblivious to life and live in an ignorant state that keeps them shelter and happy they happen to fit perfectly.
When people are not aware of things it makes their life better, if you don’t know about the outcome of things then you are more ready to take
Remember this quote:
“What you don’t know cannot hurt you”
is actually very close to Ignorance is a bliss
Then again can too much knowledge be dangerous to us humans? Or been to ignorant can actually be more dangerous us and perhaps make us more vulnerable
to manipulation by those that has become masters to utilizing knowledge to their advantages.
I don’t know I guess in this one I will remain ignorant.
[edit on 12-11-2005 by marg6043]