30°
Submitted by Perpendicular 504d ago | article

Bioshock & Religion: A Look At Extremism

“No gods or kings, only man” – Andrew Ryan

This is probably one of the most quoted of Andrew Ryan’s thoughts, and rightly so. It encapsulates the essence of his line of thinking. He sought to create a society free from religion – among other things – and aptly named that place Rapture. This society would focus on the abilities of the individual, and they should reap what they sow. As anyone who visited Rapture will know, that did not go well. Seeing it from a religious (Christian) perspective, Rapture lost its morals as soon as it let go of religion. Without religion’s guidelines and messages of humility, modesty and compassion, Rapture was doomed to fail. Well, then the opposite should work: A city built on Christian values. As Bioshock Infinite showed us, that did not work out either. (2K Games, BioShock: Infinite, Irrational Games, Ken Levine, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Greenlight District: Phantasmal, Cube and Me, Paradigm, Sam Glyph: Private Eye, Hiragana Pixel Party

1h ago - Hardcore Gamer: It’s hard to find great indie games on Steam Greenlight when the service is so in... | PC
40°

The Order 1886: And Bloodborne Shirt Images From PAX Prime 2014

1h ago - Those lucky enough to play the games at Sony's booth were rewarded with some great looking gear.... | Culture
40°

LoL World Championship: Team SoloMid Dominates Day 3

3h ago - "Team SoloMid and the Taipei Assassins have a bit of a rivalry starting in the early stages of th... | PC
40°

Hyrule Warriors Review - The Telegraph

3h ago - "Zelda meets Dynasty Warriors. It was obviously going to raise a few sceptical eyebrows. Not ever... | Wii U
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
40°

Rock Band Network Closes Shop, Ends New Submissions

3h ago - Hardcore Gamer: Four years ago, Harmonix announced the Rock Band Network, a service on the Rock B... | Wii
Related content from friends