[quote="jmjconder, post:3, topic:339358"]
*I differ with your post. Many denominations - including Catholics are invincibly ignorant...I was one. Accessibility to the truth does not make one vincibly ignorant - just because it is there one must hear it. To be vincibly igmorant one must hear the truth and deny it. *
No. To be invincibly ignorant means that there is no possibility that you could ever learn the thing. No possibility ever.
It is not possible to move from a state of invincible ignorance to a state of vincible ignorance or to a state of having knowledge. Someone who is "invincibly ignorant" would remain ignorant, by no fault of their own, for their entire life.
When we speak of those who are invincibly ignorant, we mean people who will never attain the use of reason, and people who will never have access to Catholic teaching at all in their whole lives, no matter what they do or where they go.
Vincible ignorance means that the knowledge is available, but one has not yet availed oneself of it.
Example - I grew up in a Catholic family, went to a Catholic grade and high school and did not know about many of the moral teachings of the faith. Even though it was available to me - I did not know enough to even seek the truth. My fault? No - the fault of inadaquate catechesis...which is a possibility for many people in many demoninations.
Every rational adult person is responsible for informing himself or herself of the teachings of his or her religion. If it wasn't received in childhood, then it's necessary to study it in adulthood.
The knowledge that you should be informed about the things you identify yourself by should be "written on the heart" - it should be interior knowledge. At some point along the journey, it occurs to everyone to ask, "What do I mean when I say that I am a ... " (Canadian, a Catholic, a woman, an artist, a daughter, a wife, a mother, etc.)