Blindness, unawareness and vagueness are what I call kind synonyms for ignorance. Harsher terms involve crudeness, disregard and incapacity. Scholars often blame a lack of education, innocence or not being enlightened by social etiquette. Whenever you go or whatever you do, you are destined to encounter some form of ignorance.
They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart, Ephesians 4:18.
Before the decline of a biblical family in America, social skills were taught at home. Character, discipline and hard work were displayed by parents, not just empty words. If children ever got in trouble in school, parents handled behavior problems at home. Unfortunately, a spirit of ignorance has enabled a younger generation to find an excuse for their actions or shift the blame, sometimes playing the race card.
But only the high priest entered the inner room, and that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offered for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance, Hebrews 9:7.
From a theological perspective, the ignorant can be classified as amoral. The immoral are those who have been exposed to right and wrong, but chose not to follow what they were taught. The moral obey the boundaries laid down by their belief system. Meanwhile, the amoral are those individuals who have never been introduced to specific absolutes. Thus, ignorance continues to exist today until conviction, usually from reading the Bible, opens our eyes to see the error of our ways.
by Jay Mankus