Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Where is thy glory?

I just listened to a lecture from Hugh Nibley in which he quoted from the first chapter of the book of Moses where Moses says to Satan, “Where is thy glory.”  Nibley then talked about how special effects can never represent the real thing (glory).  It made me think about my difficulties with media, with the digital realms, with screens, etc.  I think this is the main problem with them.  They lack what is most essential, yet least immediately apparent about humanity, nature, and things from the spiritual realm.  Screens are a luminous medium.  That is part of why they are so mesmerizing.  But they provide only a fake version of what we are innately drawn to.