18 “Of what value is an idol carved by a craftsman?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For the one who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.
19 Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Come to life!’
Or to lifeless stone, ‘Wake up!’
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.”
We're at a point where our creations can give guidance of a limited sort. GPS systems linked to maps can create routes for us, although the shortcut the map found could have problems not seen on the map. The newest smart-phones come packing with a voice-recognition based researcher, but even she has her limitations, coming up with a pro-life persona (that's a feature, not a bug:-) and recommending smart-phones other than her home brand.
However, they have no soul or spirit. If I recall my Hebrew correrctly, the word for breath runs close to the word for spirit. They can only spit back what is in their database; even if their database is the whole Web, there is a lack of something that makes us human. Garbage in-garbage out; their inputs lack the Holy Spirit's guidence.