Despite the scientific and technological breakthroughs, scientists and technologists are nowhere to be compared with the saints, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna has said.
Preaching at Maria Assumpta Cathedral Owerri, Archbishop Obinna said despite the quantum leap in space exploration leading to the discovery of new stars and planets, scientists are not the heroes of humanity.
According to the Archbishop, “The heroes of humanity are the saints, people who have lived holy, upright lives; the martyrs and the great missionaries who have brought humanity out of darkness of sin into God’s wonderful presence.”
Making reference to space exploration, he watched recently on television and how the scientists were shouting Eureka! for finding the secrets of the galaxies of the universe, Archbishop Obinna said these discoveries give people joy from the point of view of scientific and technological breakthroughs but regretted that they take knowledge and discoveries as God.
“Yes, there is a certain excitement in scientific and technological breakthroughs, but all this earthly excitement from science and technology cannot satisfy the spirit that is meant for God, “he said, adding, “No matter how much we know about the universe, it is still on a material plane.”
He cautioned against worship of wealth and power, stating that wealth and power could give one joy, fame and power but they are utter rubbish because at the end of the day, your conscience will face God.
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