As with everything in life, the Internet is good and evil, right and wrong. Because of this, it is up to the individual to decide for himself if he wants to serve technology or have technology serve him.
This is not a new idea, but with the rise of technology not only in Belarus but the entire world, the importance of making the right choices about how we use the hugely powerful – and sometimes hugely dangerous – Internet has become ever more apparent.
Yes, we can reach all mankind through the Internet, and this alone is a giant revelation. The Internet has changed the way we communicate and has given us a new understanding of our history and our civilization.
In fact, one could say that the Internet is the greatest discovery of all time and that mankind has unknowingly entered a period of hyper-awareness. Time or God has given us a heavenly path to a higher consciousness, and because of this, we are able to discard some of our outdated beliefs about life.
Looking at the global affairs of the planet from a perspective of a higher power, we can pull back the curtain and see the world’s happenings on a giant theatrical stage. If the words from above are not understood or our minds are closed to hearing them, the curtain will remain closed and we will remain unenlightened. We will recede into the dark corners of oblivion and remain ignorant of life and the events taking place in it.
But if we are open to it, the Internet can give us true insight into the way humans think, not just in our own country or region, but everywhere around the world. This is a momentous act, allowing us to be closer to God and to our fellow man. Everyone across the world can join hands and gain a greater understanding of earthly and heavenly ideas. Thus connected, we can make even greater discoveries to help bring peace and understanding to our world.
And yet, we should temper our enthusiasm with the realization that what can save us, can also destroy us. Let us not forget the darker side of the Internet, the one that is being exploited by terrorist organizations and those seeking to destroy civilization. They use the Internet as a mouthpiece of evil to subvert a new generation of people.
While it is painful to admit it, we must accept those who seek to harm us, because that is the nature of freedom. Of course, I doubt that freedom means the expression of thoughts that call for hatred, for obedience to evil and for murder. That is why we must be extra careful to whom we give our allegiance. We must be aware that not every person on the Internet has good intentions. Some do, of course, but there are others who seek to lead us astray. We must remain vigilant against these so-called advisers and use the global network to push forward with goodness and love.
Today, more than ever, we in Belarus need to remember that the Internet is only a technological, unbelievably ultra-modern – and maybe cosmic – crutch. It helps us along the one true path: to knowledge. To say it simply, the Internet is a great power, helping us see the meaning of life and showing us the way to self-actualization and spiritual understanding. If we can harness these forces for good and learn to love our fellow man, then perhaps we can make the events of this mad world we live in a little easier to bear.
By Mikhail Morgulis
You can reach Mikhail Morgulis at SDiplomacy@gmail.com