During the movie the French archeologist who worked for the Nazis was talking about how great a find the ark of the covenant would be. He said something like, "It's a transmitter. It's a radio for speaking to God!"
Too bad they didn't think of prayer.
That's a whole lot easier to use and way more effective.
I think this shows us how much we as a people
- like to do things on a grand scale instead of a simple scale
- like to use tools instead of faith
- focus on the tangible instead of the intangible.