Identify and define 20 factor stabilizing culture
Factor Four: the compatibility of cultures with facts and realities is
verifiable. The stronger and deeper their compatibility, the better the
stability of the cultural elements.
Apart from the second factor -which considers cultural stability as due
to time and duration -the other above-mentioned factors do not do so. In
case of the first factor, the reasons and necessities leading to the
beliefs of the society require concern, if they are based on the
psychological rules of the peoples; time will undoubtedly be unable to
influence it. And if it depends on the personal beliefs of the
intellectual figures in the society, two factors will determine its
a. the qualitative and quantitative influence of the outstanding figures in the society;
b. their qualitative and quantitative background logically supporting their culture's stability.
If the supporting factor is their cultural crystallization -directing
the people as a truly original establishment -the culture will be deeply
engraved in people's souls, and can strongly unite them. This is why
time will not be able to influence it, for it enjoys logical backing.
Blind Imitation of Past Beliefs and Cultures Inhibits Logical Thought
We have already accepted that the firm establishment of culture among
people does not necessarily imply that it enjoys originality or is
compatible with reality.
Although a culture well-engraved in people's lives and souls does
become a viewpoint to man and the world, many cultures past and present
lose all of their composure when it comes to logical analysis; therefore
man must analysis the dominant culture of his society and eliminate any
sedimentary, baseless elements in it if he wants to take positive steps
towards “elevating evolutionary life.” But alas, sometimes imitation
dominates great minds so much that all of man's thoughts are blocked. It
seems we deny the fact that:
Imitation destroyed people; a thousand damns be upon imitation! (Mowlavi)
How can an imitator also be a researcher? How can a wise one be the same as a fool?
Centuries come and go, but society leaders still do not understand how
destructively inhibiting imitation is. Maybe they are afraid that
without imitation in people's individual and social life, they would not
need management anymore……have they not ever thought that the power-
greedy must first change from “person” to “thing” -in other words, from
“researcher” to “imitator” -before they can change people, take
advantage of them, and imprison them in a cage of illogical imitation?
In brief, depriving people of sin, recognizing true life and its rules
is a greatly unforgivable and deserves no less than being banned from
God's kind blessings.
Blindly following the beliefs and traditions of the predecessors ruins
one's mind; likewise following those drowning in their animal desires,
those who have totally put aside human morals or dignity in the name of
freedom, modernity, progress, culture and so on, using such deceiving
jargon to destroy all logic, consciousness or conscience.
This is not an Eastern theory or religious prejudice, for we can see
even more intense reflection, of such hatred for Western leader, by
Western scholar, themselves in an interview with Spiegel, one of them
had said, “Shame is fading away, and the urge to kill no longer know,
any bounds. The mass media -television and radio stations the most -have
brazenly begun to use force and impudence in order to attract more
customers for the general industry.
Cultural critics are complaining about inadvertent violence, and have
announced a moral disaster condition Sociologists, psychologists and
politicians are angry with the sexual corruption presented in all
cultural area, -TV and the film industry in particular. The confusion
caused by insolence and violation is so great that even the Liberal
Church of the Bible cries out about it in its publications.
“The women in Bayer have signed petitions demanding laws against sexual
misconduct and violence Sociologists discuss subject like ‘violence in
arts’ or ‘tendencies towards new terror’. The daily Frankfutter
Alegmaina Seitung has spoken of unprecedentedly high violence in the
community, claiming a state of moral disaster which has engulfed the
whole urban area, A, violence and harassment changes from a forbidden
crime to a hobby, unprotected, confused humanity tries to condemn the
increasing pressure and oppression upon foreigners, violence in street
stadium, and public transport vehicles.
Freud's mysterious statement comes to mind: "The lack of shame is a sign
of mental weakness. The conscience does not function anymore.”
Spiegel: Mr. Duerr , violence and violations are increasing day by
day. What is wrong with this society?
Duerr: In my opinion, the basic problem is the destruction of social
relationships, which leads to what man calls emotional death -in other
words, the “end of warmth.”
The mass media also accelerate it by spreading it so much. Although our
modern, free society has brought us happiness, there is one problem with
this freedom -it took away from us the warmth that used to exist among
families, and dominated man's social conduct.
Spiegel: How is the demise of family attachment related to the lack of
Duerr: They are definitely related. For instance, physical shame means
limiting the signs of sexual behaviour in order to keep a personal
Nowadays, people have no respect for selected friendships. Therefore,
privatizing sexual attraction is meaningless.
Spiegel: What if brazenness grows? If physical shame- as you have stated
-arises from man's nature - how can we witness impudence increase every
Duerr: The Pope and the high priests are still in deep discussion on the
nature of man. Sociologists, on the other hand, also stubbornly resist.
What I'm trying to say is that, however people's social life may have
formed, physical shame plays a critical role in it, for it can reduce
social frustrations, and strengthen the relationships between married
couples; that is why with shame fading away, adultery has increased to
such an extent.
Spiegel: But this freedom is highly publicized, contrary to your theory.
Duerr: There certainly has been no society yet in which personal
relationships are really so intensely publicized. This behaviour has
also led to violence. It seems to be unprecedented throughout history.
Spiegel%: Freud spoke of a lack of shame that weakens the wisdom of mind.
Duerr: That is true; there comes a time when man realizes that his own
incompetence has led to a great lack of culture and civilization.
Progress-orientated theorists have always claimed that primitive
societies enjoyed much more zeal, endeavour, desire and uncontrollable
instincts that we do in our well-established society today.” 
It is needless to mention how strongly Islamic culture and other divine
religions have repeatedly warned man about the role of lust and
undisciplined life in weakening thoughts.
“Manhood lies in effort and endeavour, not indulging in sexual
pleasures. No matter how sophisticated he may get, his indulge will
degrade him: His cries may go high, but he himself will fall.” (Mowlavi)
Faith, the highest outcome of logical thought and elevated emotions, is destroyed by shamelessness.
Imam Ali (a) has said: "One, who has no modesty, has no faith.”
Although Freud states that, “The lack of modesty is a sign of mental
weakness", how can he -with all of his emphasis on the necessity of
saturating sexual instincts in any way possible -consider the lack of
modesty as a sign of a weak mind?