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Believers in Georgian Constitutional Court for right to paper ID card because ‘electronic IDs are satanic’

The Constitutional Court is examining lawsuits from Georgian citizens who refuse electronic identity cards (ID).

In Batumi, the Georgian Constitutional Court is engaged in “theological disputes” about the “second coming of the Antichrist” and the “end of the world.” 

These claims were brought to the court in a lawsuit by individuals who do not want to have electronic identification cards, believing they are ‘satanic.’ 

The plaintiffs who filed the lawsuit insist on the right to have old-style ID cars which are paper laminated, saying the electronic chipped cards are a sign of the ‘approach of the Antichrist’, and that the next step of the authorities will be to implant chips into the bodies of people for total control. 

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Netgazeti says over the past month 96 citizens of Georgia have filed similar claims with the Constitutional Court. The reasons for rejecting the new ID cards are religious. 

Without a Georgian ID card, it is impossible to take part in elections, receive medical care, enter a job or a university, carry out banking operations, etc.

According to the Batumelebi newspaper, at the end of last year, the Constitutional Court granted a number of lawsuits on this issue – by the end of last year, Georgian citizens were issued 32 old type certificates – paper laminated.

The Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC), with the exception of individual priests, does not share the fears of the flock over ID-certificates and does not consider them to be a diabolical manifestation. 

The camp of church “conservatives” is headed by a member of the Synod, Metropolitan of Ruiz and Urbnisi Iob, who announced in a sermon in 2011 (in video) that “the name of the beast” was recorded in electronic certificates, and “the houses of justice serve the Antichrist”.


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