iCons: computer Icons are files containing the picture-code grid that represents the identity of a User.
Religious iCon versus computer iCon
There is a near superstitious belief that the icon of a saint contains the spirit of the person once lived. If an individual has an icon in hand and prayed to God for long enough, eventually the saint will be revealed within the surreal dream-state mind of the person who is praying.
Computer iCon Not "at Hand" http://www.urantia.org/urantia-book-standardized/paper-135-john-baptist
The difference between religious iCon and computer iCon is that the computer iCon is permanently trapped behind the screen. There is no "veil" that separates the religious iCon from the person who prayed. Therefore the computer iCon can never be "at hand", and can only be used to indicate in the intellectual realm.