I am not defending them, but I can explain you why thousand religious Jews attended a funeral in NYC today to say goodbye to their favorite preacher.
Or why hundred thousands of religious Muslims attended a funeral of their favorite preacher.
There are two factors at play here:
1.) The religious have a different view of death than the secular. Like a doctor or lawyer practices to prepare for his or her license, the religious prepare daily to die and some of them actually relish life after death. Many of them are not scared about death at all .
2.) Religious institutions are the foundations of martial or militarilistic cultures.
Death after all is not foreign to a marshal frame of mind — although what is martial today in NY is different from what marshal meant during the time of Pope Urban or Umar (R.A).
A martial mindset is honor based, it's duty bound, not death scared.
Saying goodbye to a clergy or a general or a clan elder is part of an honor based society, which transcends individual concerns of wellbeing — therefore even the possibility of death from a virus cannot be a big deal.
You need to understand the religious a little differently from the secular. Not taking sides here, just making statements of facts.
Shafquat Rabbee Anik | উৎস | তারিখ ও সময়: 2020-04-30 11:41:47