The Religion Of The Ignorant
Seeking to be useful to or attract the attention of those who ignore, belittle or look down their noses at one,
Giving the impression one is very busy,
Giving the impression of being distracted or worried,
Deliberately making mistakes or causing a scene,
Describing an event one did not witness as though one actually had...
The above displays are based on role playing. Some examples are:
Behaving as though one were surprised, angered or pleased, even though that is not actually the case, and to imply this, using the appropriate facial expressionsâ€”raising one's eyebrows, frowning, glaring, looking askance, pursing the lips and eyes; embracing protest behavior, or adopting an opposite position even when one actually shares a particular idea; refusing to speak about certain attributes, even though one actually possesses them, and waiting for others to bring up the subject; engaging in false modesty when these subjects are raised, so as to give the impression that one has other latent superior features that one hesitates to mention out of a sense of modesty.
Observing One's Own Interests
By engaging in insincere behavior, people hope to obtain various advantages. Seeking to appear pleasant to someone one does not like but who can serve one's interests, acting sycophantically and seeking to attract a person's notice at every opportunity, trying to make oneself popular, displaying false loyalty to and respect for one's employer or superior but immediately turning disloyal as soon as circumstances changeâ€”these are all normal forms of behavior in adherents of Ignorantism.
Failing to tell the truth one knows in hopes of acquiring an advantage or out of fear or hesitation; and glossing over the subject with talk of democracy and the like, are other examples of such behavior.