The Neocatechumenal blog “Kairos” reports, as do others, that Kiko Arguello forbid members to use social media (“YouTube and all these things”) at the Convivenza di Inizio Corso (“Beginning of the Year Convivence”) ,held in Porto San Giorgio, Italy, from September 17-20, 2015.
The Porto San Giorgio convivence is the beginning of a series of convivences held throughout the world in the autumn of every year., and what is taught in the Porto San Giorgio convivence is passed on to the rest of the sect in a series of convivences held soon thereafter.
Ostensibly, the command to “send [the computers] to hell” was given by Kiko in order to save marriages, but the real reason is that internet and social media efficiently reveal the secrets of the sect and drive away recruits and members.
There is no indication that members of the Way are taking this command seriously , and it is not known just how seriously members will eventually take this dictum, and whether they consider it “moralism“, something else that Kiko vociferously disdains. Besides, if they ignore Kiko in this matter, the Scrutinies will ever so more juicy.
Here is what Kiko said, translated from the Italian:
“Christians read Scripture every day. And if you do not read Scripture, you are disobedient. And if you take those horrors of tablets, computers … look how many couples are destroyed!
While the husband works, the wife is chatting with a gentleman and one day says to her husband: “I’m leaving” and leaves him there. How can we defend ourselves, how can we protect our children from all these maneuvers of the devil that are destroying society?
Young people of the Way chatting with each other, make a small group, after they gather and then you realize that they have already ended up fornicating, even those of the Way! Because they started to chat. This is forbidden, we said clearly, such as YouTube and all these things, banned altogether: close all these horrors of the computers and send them to hell, if you want to be saved from the world, the devil, because they are the windows through which [the devil] enters the world and it darkens the soul inside you and you generate a vice.”
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