Ignorance is rooted in hardness, not the other way around. Therefore we are not excused. The problem with our ignorance of God’s beauty is not innocent unawareness, but culpable hardness. Our hardness is our deadness, and our deadness makes us unable to submit to the command, Love the Lord with all your heart.
– Piper, John; When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy; copyright 2004; Crossway Books; Wheaton, Il.; p. 50
We sometimes ask our students “What’s the greatest problem in America today? Is it ignorance or is it apathy? One time a student answered, “I don’t know and I don’t care!”
That sums up the problem in America today. Many of is are ignorant and apathetic about the truth – but not when it comes to money, medicine, or other tangible items we mentioned earlier. We care passionately about those things. But many people are ignorant and apathetic about truth in morality and religion (we know you’re not, because you’re taking the time to read this book). Are people who have adopted the “whatever” theme of the culture right, or does truth in morality and religion really matter?
– Geisler, Norm and Frank Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist, copyright 2004, page 66