Religious People and Ignorance
Ignorance is a bliss. That’s an old saying. Some people are so content to stay in the dark, choosing ‘not-to-know’, immersing their selves in the unknown so they will feel safe and secure. The things that you do not know will not hurt you, so they say. While the other people are full of curiosity, still some are not so eager to find the truth. But in the context of pandemic, is ignorance still a bliss? Maybe not. In the current situation, when everything is uncertain; no vaccine yet and the medication is still in trial-error process, ignorance will only end up killing lives. Can we live without any remorse after seeing how our ignorance killing people? I don’t think so.
Yesterday, I heard some news that one of the student’s guardian in our Islamic Boarding School was suspected to have Covid-19. So, the chairperson asked the related families to self-quarantine. Even though the Swab-test result has not come out yet, the advice did not mean to freak out the family. It was purely because of the chairperson’s concerns about the other people’s safety.