Seer Stones for All
by Christian Y. Cardall
In connection with my theorem on the use of seer stones by modern church leaders, Clark reminded us of D&C 130:10-11, in which Joseph taught that everyone in the celestial kingdom will receive a seer stone—specifically, a white stone that will function as a Urim and Thummim (see also here).
It turns out there’s no need to wait for the celestial kingdom; the future is now! These white stones are already available, ahead of schedule. And if you’re like me, you’ll choose a black one instead!
Capable of storing up to 15,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 150 hours of video, that’s not a bad Urim and Thummim in my book. Especially when there’s no righteousness or burning of the bosom required: if you’ve got $299, your physical eyes and ears will deliver its digital clarity directly and unambiguously to even the most carnal of minds (I guess they call that priestcraft). The only thing it lacks is a wireless connection, but the growing sophistication of mobile phones, Blackberries, etc. shows that this isn’t far off either.
While such devices might give us a glimpse of what might be possible in the celestial kingdom, they don’t give us any insight into Joseph’s seer stone, which is extant and known not to contain any technology like unto an iPod or mobile phone. I’ve already disclosed on the other thread that I don’t think the seer stone played any physical role in the receipt of revelation. But as I said at the end of that thread, I have yet to synthesize what I think some possible weaknesses in my seer stone theorem are. Stay tuned.