On the occasion of the thanks of Archbishop Anastasios to the physicians and the nursing staff of the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, the Archdiocese of Tirana communicated the views of the Archbishop regarding the development of science and technology.
As pointed out in a relevant announcement, “Orthodoxy sees the development of positive sciences and technology with praise and thanksgiving to God, Who has given man the opportunity to seek the truth and to discover unknown aspects of Creation. It is worth emphasizing that the Orthodox Church has avoided the attempt to patronize the scientific research and does not take a stand on any scientific achievement.”
It is emphasized, however, that at the same time, with our gratitude and respect for scientific research, “we are obliged to point out the dangers, which are hidden in certain scientific achievements, highlighting the dignity of man and his divine destination. That is because science and technology alone can not deal with and cure all human problems – moral, emotional, existential.”
“Man is not just intellect. ‘Artificial intelligence’ will never be able to replace love. It will always be fueled by faith, communion with the God of love.
This macrocosm, the vastness of the universe, and this amazing microcosm that we carry within us, are things that the mind cannot fully comprehend.
In short, the search for science aimed at exploring the secrets of creation as well as the spiritual search of the Church for approach and communication with the Creator are two different forms of search for truth. Both are expressions of praise to the One who is the Truth,” concludes the announcement of the Archdiocese of Tirana.