Moscow, August 24, Interfax – His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, urges “to reasonable restraint” in using gadgets as he believes a system of total control over people is established with their help.
“Everyone has a gadget in their pocket. Scientists warn that it is far from being harmless: through this thing your life can be easily tracked. But does it stop anyone from chatting, from posting (on the Internet – IF) things exposing yourself?” the Patriarch said addressing the participants in the 3rd International Orthodox Youth Forum.
According to him, “it is quite easy to set up a system of ruling over masses through comfortable and attractive values.”
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church confessed that surfing the Internet he was perplexed how “people turn their inner world inside out as if they were in a confession room.”
“Where does it go? Who uses it?” the Patriarch wonders.
However, he stressed that he did not urge to reject the Internet.
“I urge to reason, to reasonable restraint. The Gospels put it right: do not throw your pearls before swine, they can turn again and rend you. You should better leave your private space closed enough, so that no one can inflict you harm intruding in this private space,” the Patriarch noted.