Yeah, you’re right, ‘What?’. The Purging Lutheran isn’t sure what it is or where it came from. It’s a piece of plastic with a blade and four holes. I think it is a wire cutter. Was it purposely designed to look like a human face? Probably so. Humans are humans and their default mode are themselves. What better way to promote yourself than by recreating yourself? Do you want to know where this didn’t work? On Talos IV, where Star Trek captain Christopher Pike was held against his will so he might fall in love with Vina.
Yipes! What happened? Read this transcript from the TV show.
Vina is changed into a scarred, misshapen older woman)
VINA: You see why I can’t go with you.
KEEPER: This is the female’s true appearance.
VINA: They found me in the wreckage, dying, a lump of flesh. They rebuilt me. Everything works, but they had never seen a human. They had no guide for putting me back together.
KEEPER: It was necessary to convince you her desire to stay is an honest one.
PIKE: You’ll give her back her illusion of beauty?
KEEPER: And more.
That’s gonna happen. But, fear not! We humans love ourselves so it’s no big deal to put our own image on a pedestal. Some examples:
I like this cheese grater the best.
Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”