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Submitted by silvananoir 514d ago | opinion piece

Bioshock: Infinite Makes us Look at Both Religion and Ourselves

In this piece Martine looks at Bioshock: Infinite and it's relationship with religion. What that relationship means to the city of Columbia, to the character of Booker Dewitt, and to ourselves. (BioShock: Infinite, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

chukamachine  +   514d ago
Does it really.

Relgion is for control, nothing more nothing less, no proof of anything that is claimed.

If you feel the need to worship something.

Worship the SUN.

Warmth
Light
Growth
Food
Vitamins
Heisenburger  +   513d ago
Hope is the point, at least in my humble opinion. I think it is disrespectful to disregard peoples' desire to believe in something greater than themselves.

I don't get offended by different viewpoints. What irritates me is mockery and people being insensitive.

I harbor no ill will towards you. But you should consider being more considerate of others.
SAE  +   513d ago
True. Different views actually makes us better if we were united because that way we will find what's the right religion or no religion agreement if it's the right one . It's overreacting from ignorants that destroy us.

A story happened last week(Reality)
I'm a shia muslim

We have been studying in school (sunni muslim) religion instead of ours for 15 years and we never complained that our kids will get effected. Suddenly some shia people went to egypt with public announcement and ignorants went into a protest and demand them to leave because they are afraid of spreading shia and no other reason then that. It reached saudia shaikhs to complain too.

Since they believe that their religion is strong then why they are afraid. Are we forcing them?. Are we killing them?. You see how hate makes people ?.

People need to have ethics and reason in their personality . Acknowledge what's right and wrong. You give them prove of your talk they don't talk with you again or even make you a lier for even prove. Religion is not what make people fight each other. It's people them selfs.

@RioKing
An advice to you. Don't judge 1.6 billion muslims because of few ignorants that claim they are muslims. If we are racists you would seen a world war to take over the world. Lol .

However, Israel-Palestinian/Iran war is not about religion. Israel came to that land to steal it by killing, make Palestinian go out from their own country, lie, go against anyone who's not with them. It's benefit in a cover of religion. If they really think their religion is right people them selfs would attend it easily. they are the cancer that came from no where.
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glennco  +   513d ago
Religious people are ignorant to reality. You cannot deny science, it is not an option, it is proven. There simply is no proof for religion. Religion holds society back, and whatever purpose it once served (and it did serve a purpose) is now obsolete.
RioKing  +   512d ago
@SAE-

Look buddy, I didn't judge 1.6 billion Muslims. In fact, I specifically included the word EXTREMIST to make that obvious to anyone getting butthurt over the fact the word Muslim was brought into it. I don't understand why it's become so Taboo to criticize anything having to do with the word muslim in it...

We (the rest of the world) don't strap bombs to the suicide bombers we hear about daily, the bombers do. THEY give the rest of the Muslims the poor image...sorry if that offends you, but it's the truth.

Your argument about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict not being about religion is BS, google it. Each side wants Jerusalem. Tell me why? Because they each believe its a holy city, and that it's THEIR holy city. (Religion)

Edit: "If we are racists you would seen a world war to take over the world. Lol ."

Really? With what, nukes? I'm pretty sure that if you could, you most likely would.

Lets be frank: This may not be what you want to hear but...Fuck with the US (and I mean really FUCK with us), and you're wiped off the map. What did Iran vow to do to Israel once it gets nukes? Oh yeah, wipe them and the rest of the "infidel pigs" off the map. Just like North Korea has been doin lately, using nukes as threats, even though they know they'll be toast if they use them. Sorry but it seems like the Muslim world, in general, hate the US waayyy more than the we hate you. We don't burn Middle Eastern flags here...with the exception of a few redneck loonies. I rest my case -_-
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RioKing  +   513d ago
@chukamachine - Ok George Carlin ;)

@^Heisenburger - I wouldn't have a problem with different religions, if only they could keep to themselves. Every year I go to my local Fair, and get hounded by Mormons (or latter-day saints or whatever they are), telling me I'm going to hell because of this or that. Every day my dad tells me Jesus loves me and just wants me to repent and start going to church, and so forth. Every day you hear of Muslim extremist killing others that don't believe in their religion, or practice it "properly". Ever hear of Sharia Law? Or the Israel-Palestinian/Iran conflict? Or maybe 2/3 of all wars ever started? What is the MAIN CAUSE of all those things (and I'm surely missing a few)??? RELIGION. It cannot keep to itself, instead it imposes its veiws/beliefs/practices on others..to the point where it can be deadly. In my humble opinion, it's a cancer to society :)

Listen to John Lennons "Imagine" and take in the lyrics, even though it'll never happen...he had some great ideas.
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WeAreLegion  +   513d ago
The only problem is that people will find something to fight about. They always do. John Lennon was a great man, but his ways of dealing with war were illogical.
Dungus  +   514d ago
Bioshock Infinite has got loads of people talking and discussing everything about it. What other recent games have done that?
WeAreLegion  +   513d ago
Off the top of my head...

Skyrim
Journey
Possibly Borderlands 2?

There are very few that make the entire industry stop and take notice. I'm glad Infinite has done that. I imagine The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, and Watch Dogs will do the same. ;) I hope inFamous: Second Son does, as well. inFamous 2 was criminally underrated and sold less than the first game.
mrmancs  +   514d ago
with or without religion all is lost , only faith within yourself saves.
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RioKing  +   513d ago
I think I read that in a fortune cookie once, lol

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