Patriarch Kirill called for “reasonable restraint” in the use of the Internet


The Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church is not opposed to gadgets and the Internet, but calls to preserve personal space.

New technology should be used with “reasonable restraint”. About this August 23, said at a youth forum in Moscow, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill, writes Interfax.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that the new technology can be used to create control systems.

“Now everyone in your pocket gadget, – said the Patriarch. – Scientists warn that this is a rather offensive thing: this appliance easy to keep track of your life. But unless someone is stopped from talking, from being able to send in space for God knows what, completely revealing myself?”.

The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church admitted that it is sometimes striking how openly people behave in social networks.

“I sometimes for the sake of this pastoral interest read the comments that people leave on the Internet under publications, and marvel at how the people turned all his insides to the outside, – said the Hierarch. – A feeling as if they are in the confessional. Where is this going? Who uses it?”.

The Patriarch assured the participants of the forum that is not opposed to gadgets and the Internet.

“I urge you to be reasonable, sensible restraint, – said the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. – You need to leave their personal space is rather closed in the sense that through the invasion of this space no one could you to harm”.

Earlier Patriarch Kirill said that the Church must fulfill her service in the Internet, because what we do in the virtual world, focused on the real world.

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