human error and divinity
the word error entails different meanings and usages relative to how it is conceptually applied. the concrete meaning of the latin word error is wandering or straying. unlike an illusion, an error or a mistake can sometimes be dispelled through knowledge (knowing that one is looking at a mirage and not at real water does not make the mirage disappear). a glitch is a short-lived fault in a system. it is often used to describe a transient fault that corrects itself, and is therefore difficult to troubleshoot. the term is particularly common in the computing and electronics industries, and in circuit bending, as well as among players of video games, although it is applied to all types of systems including human organizations and nature. in religious terms, divinity is the state of things that come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, or spirit beings, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy. such things are regarded as divine due to their transcendental origins, and/or because their attributes or qualities are superior or supreme relative to things of the earth. divine things are regarded as eternal and based in truth, while material things are regarded as ephemeral and based in illusion. such things that may qualify as divine are apparitions, visions, prophecies, miracles, and in some views also the soul, or more general things like resurrection, immortality, grace, and salvation. otherwise what is or is not divine may be loosely defined, as it is used by different belief systems.