One of the many things I find annoying and irritating about my fellow human beings is the unpardonable act of willful ignorance. I don’t mean not knowing something because you haven’t learned it yet or never learned it at all — Calculus is something I never learned in school because I didn’t have to, I just needed pre-Calculus — I’m talking about people who know that what they believe/think is wrong, but continue to believe it or think it because they don’t care.
Let’s take for example, people who think President Obama was not born in the United States. No matter how much evidence has been released, they refuse to accept that he was born in Hawaii. I don’t know if it’s because he’s black and they don’t think black people should be President or if it’s because he has an Arabic name and they don’t think people with Arabic names should be President, but they just cannot wrap their minds around the fact they’re wrong and that they were lied to by people wanting to exploit their ignorance and hatred for ratings. I’d feel sorry for them if they weren’t some of the most disgusting people to take part in our political landscape. I could come up with more examples, but that’s the first group of people that jumped to mind.
Willful ignorance — the eighth Deadly Sin.