See Jesus? There's An App For That
The See Jesus app for the iPhone is apparently gaining popularity in the faith-based app marketplace. The AppTech app instructs users to stare at a special graphic; the image of Jesus is then seen on a blank surface.
(See Jesus app instructions)
"The market for the "See Jesus" app is huge," AppTech CEO Eric Ottens says. "We intend to coordinate our efforts with various Christian groups throughout the world to offer religious themed content through the various Smartphone operating platforms. Apple's iPhone is just the beginning and in addition to the iPhone we are also planning to have our apps available on Apple's iPad."
The See Jesus app runs on the gleaming iPhone or iPod device; 20% of its 99 cent cost goes to charity.
Fans of Roger Zelazny recall the pray-o-mat from his 1967 Hugo award-winner Lord of Light
It was a machine, gleaming and metallic, before which they moved.
A man inserted a coin into the mouth of a steel tiger. The machine began to purr. He pressed buttons cast in the likenesses of animals and demons. There came then a flashing of lights along the lengths of the Nagas, the two holy serpents who twisted about the transparent face of the machine.
The man drew down upon the lever that grew from the side of the machine cast in the likeness of the tail of a fish.
A holy blue light filled the interior of the machine; the serpents pulsed redly; and there, in the midst of the light and a soft music that had begun to play a prayer wheel swung into view and began spinning at a furious pace.
The man wore a beatific expression.
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