Ignorance of the Scriptures has given rise to thousands of evils.
From this seed the great corruption of heresies has blossomed;
from this spring have flowed careless living and wasted labors.
Just as anyone deprived of the light of this world cannot walk
straight, so those who do not see the rays of the divine Scriptures
walk in thick darkness. They regularly and inevitably fall into many sins.
Early Church Father
As it was then, so it is now.