Vincible ignorance

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Related to Invincibly ignorant: Argument from ignorance
(Theol.) ignorance within the individual's control and for which, therefore, he is responsible before God.

See also: Vincible

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Is there anyone not blinkered by ideology or invincibly ignorant of social science who disagrees with this?
Anyone who believes Greenpeace or, worse still, donates to this immensely rich organisation is invincibly ignorant.
ON THE QUESTION OF INNOCENCE, I have to say the makers of the latest superhero film, The Green Hornet, must be invincibly ignorant. If not, then they must be judged moral cretins.
In his Quaestiones disputatae de veritate, however, Aquinas had already considered the situation of someone being invincibly ignorant (although the precise phrase is not used) of the gospel.
He counters the opinion that war against the Indians is morally and legally justified because "they refuse to accept the faith of Christ, although it has been proposed to them, and they have been insistently admonished to accept it," (24) arguing instead that, due to certain mitigating factors, the Indians remain invincibly ignorant of the Christian proclamation.
The second is essentially a claim about the nature of the soldier; the idea being that the soldier is "invincibly ignorant" with respect to the decision to go to war--such decisions being political rather than military they are considered to exceed the epistemic limits of the soldier.
One demur must be recorded; in reminding us of those who have asserted extra ecclesiam nulla salus and in wiggling on Father Feeney's excommunication for asserting such, the author seems to forget Justin Martyr's "logos spermatikos," Pope Pious IX's recognition that the "invincibly ignorant" cannot be damned (Singulari Quaedam, 1854), and subsequent clarifications on through Vatican II.
political leaders in both the Republican and Democrat Parties seem to wish to remain invincibly ignorant: the United States of America is not a democracy; it is a republic.