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“Bioshock Infinite can make you feel uncomfortable.” - Kevin VanOrd. So will 2020. We talk about civic religion in the video game Bioshock Infinite and how it relates to the apotheosis of Christopher Columbus and racism in the church. We end with a discussion of the current nationwide protests and affirm that #BlackLivesMatter.
We thank @BenjaminEPark for two twitter threads that inspired this episode and we cite him extensively. See https://twitter.com/benjaminepark/status/1164696231634976768 and https://twitter.com/BenjaminEPark/status/1267489043840827392.
Bioshock infinite trailer: https://youtu.be/EsJ55BzIvkE
Bioshock infinite review by Kevin VanOrd review from GameSpot: https://youtu.be/jSA9AsdBh00
The Apotheosis of Washington vs. Bioshock Infinite’s Garden of New Eden
https://bioshock.fandom.com/wiki/Garden_of_New_Eden (see the Entryway to Eden)
Benjamin Park’s thread
Land of Promise in The Book of Mormon, by Tyler Livingston (note, on the show I said Orson Hyde added the footnote to 1 Ne 13:12, but it was Orson Pratt)
Visit of eminent spirits to Wilford Woodruff (include Ezra Taft Benson quote)
References for Book of Mormon commentary by George Reynolds
George Reynolds: Loyal Friend of the Book of Mormon, by Bruce A. Van Orden
Americapox: The Missing Plague, by CGP Grey
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond Ph.D.
Protests thread by Benjamin Park
David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism, by Gregory A Prince and Wm. Robert Wright
Mayflower: Voyage, Community, War Paperback, by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Book of Mormon for the Least of These, Volume 1, by Fatimah Salleh and Margaret Olsen Hemming
The Lost 116 Pages: Reconstructing the Book of Mormon's Missing Stories, by Don Bradley
Racism in the Church: