Have you ever been tempted to believe that “ignorance is bliss”? There are so many examples I can think of where a person may be happier (at least in the immediate future) by not knowing certain facts. I remember my parents telling us things that Walter White had told them about ignorance. One of them was that if a person was good but didn’t have the chance to be baptized by a true preacher (FOC, of course), they would be “burned up quickly” at the end of time, rather than spend eternity in hell. They also told us not to read too much of the bible because it would only confuse us and test our faith. We were particularly warned from reading the book of Revelation. How sad to miss that incredible book of prophecy!
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee
I was discouraged from becoming formally educated because that could lead to questioning my religion and even to becoming atheist. I have found that to be far from true for me. The more I “know,” the more I want to know.
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What do you think? Is there such a thing as too much knowledge?