ROC comments on the idea of applying temporary tattoos with a QR code

Archpriest Andrei Tkachev. Photo: molitvy-bogu.ru

Modern society is too carried away by the postmodernist attitude to the world as a game forgetting about its spiritual, sacred component, said Archpriest Andrei Tkachev.

The clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church, Archpriest Andrei Tkachev, commented for the “Octagon” resource on the proposal that had appeared in Moscow to apply temporary tattoos with a QR code, which is needed to visit the capital's cafes and restaurants.

According to the archpriest, this initiative brings to mind the words from the Revelation of John the Theologian, which say: "No one will be allowed to buy or sell, except for the one who has this mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

“Wearing identification marks on the body is not far from the prison practice of tattoos. And the parallels with the Revelation of John the Theologian are obvious here, where it is said about the application of symbols and signs to the body that will allow those who have them what will not be allowed to those who do not have them,” reminded Fr. Andrew.

Such projects, which look like self-indulgence, can have serious consequences, he added.

“If now they offer to make a temporary tattoo, then why not make it permanent later? Modern society is too carried away by the postmodernist attitude to the world as a game and forgets about its spiritual, sacred component,” the clergyman emphasized.

 Archpriest Andrei Tkachev believes that this idea will find its supporters since there are many people with desacralized consciousness.

As reported, in Moscow it was proposed to wear a temporary tattoo with a QR code to go to restaurants. In the capital of the Russian Federation from June 28, only those vaccinated against COVID-19 who have been ill within the last six months or have a negative PCR test (valid for three days) can visit catering establishments. The presence of protection against coronavirus must be confirmed by a QR code.

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