posted on Dec, 4 2007 @ 02:26 PM
I'm pretty new to all of this, and so I have never used the Ignore button. To my knowledge, I haven't been ignored either.
I can understand why the Ignore button exists, but I doubt I would ever use it. I have gotten pretty angry over opinions expressed by other members,
but I still think it's important to see what those opinions are.
I think part of "denying ignorance," is acknowledging that ignorance exists. I'll give an example: If I meet someone who says that the earth is
flat, it is obvious that they are wrong. We know that the earth is round, and we have known this for some time. It would be easier for me to ignore
a person who refused to accept evidence that the planet is round, but I think that would be wrong to do.
Not everyone might agree with your opinion, and not everyone might believe facts that are right in front of their eyes. Part of fighting any battle
is to identify your enemy combatants. In order for me to argue a point, it is important to me to know what alternative opinions are. Even if I think
(or know) that those opinions are just wrong.
Disclaimer: I hope this comes out sounding at least semi-coherent. It is hard for me to concentrate with the TV on, and whenever my husband is home,
it's on. I need to dig out that pack of earplugs I bought for law school!