Note: The following article contains minor spoilers for BioShock Infinite.
The Lutece-coin section was significant to show that they [the Lutece twins] were testing the constants and variables. Each Booker flipped heads at that point every time. It was a constant. But when you pick the brooch for Elizabeth, they remake [sic] that they thought you would pick the other, a variable. They were likely trying to use those decisions in their quantum calculations or if this Booker would be successful.
– Ben Cobb on Cracked.com discussing BioShock Infinite
Warning: the following video has 2 loud screams at around 35 seconds.
Robert Lutece: The only difference between past and present…
Rosalind Lutece: …is semantics.
Robert: Lives, lived, will live.
Rosalind: Dies, died, will die.
Robert: If we could perceive time as it truly was…
Rosalind: …what reason would grammar professors have to get out of bed?
– Graveyard scene from BioShock Infinite
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
– Henry Ford
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.“
– Jeremiah 11-13 (NLT)
I heard a loud voice coming from heaven. It said, “See! God’s home is with men. He will live with them. They will be His people. God Himself will be with them. He will be their God. God will take away all their tears. There will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All the old things have passed away.” Then the One sitting on the throne said, “See! I am making all things new. Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Then He said to me, “These things have happened! I am the First and the Last. I am the beginning and the end. To anyone who is thirsty, I will give the water of life. It is a free gift.”
– Revelations 21:3-6 (NLV)
Lately, there is a repetitive theme when people seriously talk about how they feel: they believe that the world seems to be getting worse and worse. And for some, their life in particular is taking a nosedive right now. Between the world on the brink of World War 3 and a company trying to force one of my friends out of their job, it seems like we are on a highway to destruction. Life seems to be random events of evil and there is nothing that we can do to stop it. We see that we have little control over our own future and have even less control over the fate of the world. In a world full of unpredictable variables, what is something reliable that we can depend on? In a world that is on a consistent downturn, is there anything we can change?