Kirill: Obsession with “likes” is a real disease

https://www.rt.com/news/379099-likes-patriarch-obsession-disease/

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church has criticized the collection and obsession with “likes” on social media networks as a “real disease”, and warned that for some, it has become the only goal in life.

“These days, on social networks, there is a real disease, when mostly young people are ready to do anything, even something dreadful, life-threatening only to get someone to say that this or that photo depicting something is liked,” Patriarch Kirill explained his concern.

The Patriarch said that such reaction represents manifestations of vanity, a sin, which “inspires in a person incredible sensitivity to the way others see them.”

Thus, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church added, “the person’s only aim in life becomes getting appraisal from others.”

Patriarch Kirill believes that contemporary culture is to blame for sinful thoughts. “The civilization’s direction is going towards helping people to adopt sinful images,” he warned.

The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has also spoken out against young people’s obsession with digital media.

Last April, the pontiff said that “happiness has no price”, adding that it’s “not an app that you can download on your phones, nor will the latest update bring you freedom and grandeur in love.”

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the kirill is on it!

“Thus, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church added, “the person’s only aim in life becomes getting appraisal from others.”

narcissistic “me” culture..

“The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis has also spoken out against young people’s obsession with digital media.”

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~ by seeker401 on March 7, 2017.

5 Responses to “Kirill: Obsession with “likes” is a real disease”

  1. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  2. Blasphemy !! .. No Pokemon Go ..

    Russian blogger convicted for playing Pokemon Go in church

    A Russian court on Thursday convicted a video blogger of inciting hatred against believers by posting videos online showing him chasing Pokemons in a church, giving him a suspended sentence.
    Ruslan Sokolovsky, a militant atheist who posted the videos on his YouTube channel, was detained in August 2016 and spent nine months in jail and under house arrest.
    His case, heard in the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, highlighted the role of the powerful Orthodox Church and sparked comparisons with the scandalous case that saw members of the Pussy Riot punk group sent to prison for a performance critical of President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral in 2012.
    Sokolovsky, who was born in 1994, was accused of “blasphemy” by the Church after he filmed himself in Yekaterinburg’s famous Church on the Blood zapping Pokemons on his smartphone and swearing, as well as saying Pokemons were easier to find there than Jesus.
    Judge Yekaterina Shoponyak convicted him on three charges, including inciting hatred and violating believers’ rights.
    “Aggregating all offences, the court sentences (Sokolovsky) to three years and six months of prison. The punishment is suspended, with a probationary period of three years,” Shoponyak said in a packed courtroom.
    The court agreed with the prosecution that a number of videos on Sokolovsky’s channel hurt the feelings of religious people and incited hatred against them by comparing Jesus Christ to a zombie, saying that God does not exist and arguing that Russia is an obscurantist country.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/russian-blogger-convicted-for-playing-pokemon-go-in-church/ar-BBB0A6j?li=BBnbfcL

    • heard that on the radio this morning.. *sigh

    • …as if there is not plenty of places where that teen could chase Pokemons…

      but, “wait!…that’s not a democracy”…the society’s end starts when it could not distinguish between good and wrong…intentionally pulling other people’s leg is certainly wrong.

      bravo for the judges!

    • ““Aggregating all offences, the court sentences (Sokolovsky) to three years and six months of prison. The punishment is suspended, with a probationary period of three years,” Shoponyak said in a packed courtroom.”
      it’s a sign to where the line is being drawn: leave christian faith & Jesus alone!

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