Invincible ignorance

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Related to Invincible ignorance: Affected ignorance
(Theol.) ignorance beyond the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is not responsible before God.

See also: Ignorance

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
There was a sumptuous serenity in it all, a thin, vibrating excitement, the perfect security, as of an invincible ignorance, that evoked within him a transcendent belief in felicity as the lot of all mankind, a recklessly picturesque desire to get promptly something for himself only, out of that splendour unmarred by any shadow of a thought.
That is a prejudice based on a stereotype rooted in invincible ignorance. On this issue, Trump has not earned the benefit of a single doubt.
The claim to it in matters of revelation has long been made by the Catholic Church, and insisted on, sometimes with vehemence, by popes over the past several centuries: the miracles and supernatural signs are so manifest that denial implies invincible ignorance or bad faith or the like.
rightly notes, that council presumed that these four groups were all in bad faith and did not allow, as Vatican II did, for the possibility of their "invincible ignorance." He then argues that, in its teaching on Jews and Muslims, Vatican II did not bring a "change of doctrine" but merely a "historical" change in the way official teachers of the church viewed the religious situation of these two groups.
There exists many an upper-middle-class teenage Australian whom 12 years of notional Catholic schooling have left in apparently invincible ignorance of these data.) Another convert, Wagga-Wagga-based Maylee, spent her girlhood in Red China.
Invincible ignorance in American foreign policy; the triumph of ideology over evidence.
One is the view that soldiers on the unjust side are not justified but are merely excused, either on grounds of duress or 'invincible ignorance'.
The silence on this issue compared to the invincible ignorance over whether President Obama should speak at the University of Notre Dame is disappointing.
Some have suggested ill-will, or purposeful misinformation, or even invincible ignorance, or perhaps just a politician marshalling arguments for a position already reached for other reasons.
Leaving aside those saddled with "invincible ignorance" (a rare type that cannot be overcome), we all have the moral duty to inform ourselves.
This kind of invincible ignorance makes tyranny possible."The modern advances in the art of propaganda have been met with no corresponding advances in training to resist propaganda."Even though Russell was writing in a time before e-mail, URLs and blogs, the statement is still valid.