The Religion Of The Ignorant
People concerned over mutual interests, of course, play host to one another at specific times to keep their relations on a sound footing. However, under the rules of Ignorantism, when one person visits the home of another, he is later expected to repay that hospitality in kind. Being someone else's guest three or four times in a row is out of the question!
The hosts impatiently await their guests' departure. They cannot abide their presence for more than a few hours. If the guest has not been specifically invited for dinner, they will not offer him anything to eat. Since the emphasis is on sending the guest back home by incurring as little expenditure as possible, a few of the very cheapest things may be brought in and handed round. Hosts generally set aside the best for themselves and minimize costs by offering the worst to their guests. It's regarded as the height of bad manners for guests to have more than one helping at dinner, and if they do ask for any more, the hosts will secretly gossip in the kitchen about how ill-bred they are, saying things like, "Don't they eat a lot? Let's hope they don't stay too long." Neither is the guest's wandering about the house welcomed, and no matter how long they may stay, never are they invited out of the living/dining room. If the guest does happen to leave the room, they are made to feel that this is unwelcome.
If the guest has traveled from a long way away and must stay for a few nights, the hosts' patience will be tried to the extreme. In a short while, everything the guest eats, does, and wears will become a separate cause for complaint. The hosts will calculate every penny they've spent, from the olive pits left on the plate to the cups of tea consumed, from the number of meals the guest has eaten to the number of baths taken and the volume of water consumed. Their every action will soon make the guest feel unwanted. It's therefore impossible to feel comfortable in such a home.
Of course, guests also behave in accord with the rules of the Religion of the Ignorant. That means seeking to extract as much benefit as possible from the home in which they are guests and never thinking whether they are making their hosts at all uneasy. They will engage in many other forms of thoughtlessness.
In conclusion, no matter what the situation, people establish an environment that troubles both themselves and others. The reason for this is poor moral values, far removed from those of the Qur'an. The difference between the warmth that Islam encourages in a person and the moral values prevailing in Ignorantism can be seen clearly in every aspect of daily life. Due to the inhumane, thoughtless and selfish behavior created by the Religion of the Ignorant, a great many are troubled, unable to live at ease or find a close, trustworthy friend. Nonetheless, millions continue to abide by Ignorantism with the greatest determination, thus causing themselves great distress. This situation is described in the Qur'an:
Allah does not wrong people in any way; rather it is people who wrong themselves. (Surah Yunus, 44)
9- THE PSYCHOLOGY OF AGE IN
The Religion of the Ignorant stipulates a form of behavior for every age group. This is not written down or described anywhere, but people who live in the world are aware of this, and practice it in all its details. For example, they believe that when they approach 50 or 60, their lifestyles, manner of speech, clothes, tone of voice and style must all change in accord with Ignorantism.
The main principle of this change is pessimism, founded on withdrawal from the blessings of this world. People reaching that age generally start to complain about life. Asked how they are, such people will give negative replies along the lines of "As well as can be expected, under the circumstances" or "Trying to recover my health." They entertain the superstitious belief that they have no right to take any pleasure from life and from now on, they should distance themselves from its blessings.