Today I am answering question #8 out of 9 from A LIST OF THOUGHT PROVOKERS FROM A GUY CALLED A BLOKE.
You can click the link above to learn more about the asker of the questions, Rory, A guy called a bloke.
This question was actually the one that grabbed my attention and I have been dying to take a crack at it.
What is the difference between innocence and ignorance?
Ok I am going to take this from the standpoint of Christian thought.
First innocence is a condition of the heart while ignorance is a condition of the mind.
Innocence is a type of purity which involves the absence of evil or wickedness. We would say a truly innocent person has no wickedness in them while a reprobate person has no goodness in them. Innocence exists only in the person of God currently and is unknown in our current existence except in our experience with the Divine. It is unknown in humankind as all of us are born with a mixture of both good and evil inside of us. That mixture renders us by definition- not innocent.
Now ignorance is a simply the quality of not knowing something. You can be ignorant of anything. Being ignorant is not necessarily a commentary on your personhood. Although being ignorant puts a person at a disadvantage and sometimes casts the person holding the quality in a bad light.
In Christ’s second coming, Christ will restore innocence and do away with all ignorance.