Nope. Sounds awful.
"Present-day college freshman and devout Christian, Josh Wheaton (Shane Harper), finds his faith challenged on his first day of Philosophy class by the dogmatic and argumentative Professor Radisson (Kevin Sorbo). Radisson begins class by informing students that they will need to disavow, in writing, the existence of God on that first day, or face a failing grade. As other students in the class begin scribbling the words "God Is Dead" on pieces of paper as instructed, Josh find himself at a crossroads, having to choose between his faith and his future. Josh offers a nervous refusal, provoking an irate reaction from his smug professor. Radisson assigns him a daunting task: if Josh will not admit that "God Is Dead," he must prove God's existence by presenting well-researched, intellectual arguments and evidence over the course of the semester, and engage Radisson in a head-to-head debate in front of the class. If Josh fails to convince his classmates of God's existence, he will fail the course and hinder his lofty academic goals. With almost no one in his corner, Josh wonders if he can really fight for what he believes. Can he actually prove the existence of God? Wouldn't it just be easier just to write "God Is Dead" and put the whole incident behind him? GOD'S NOT DEAD weaves together multiple stories of faith, doubt and disbelief, culminating in a dramatic call to action. The film will educate, entertain, and inspire moviegoers to explore what they really believe about God, igniting important conversations and life-changing decisions"
Anyone seen it?
I think I'd rather watch the Left Behind series.
This sounds terrible even with hercules at the helm, but as a rule I generally only have respect for fictional shows that tackle popular debates like this if members from both sides of the debate can watch it and feel like their sides' arguments were well presented. This sounds like Kevin Sorbo et all will act like a bunch of asshole strawmen and get wrekt over and over.
Sounds like a Christian propaganda film.
Also the set up of a philosophy professor asking kids to write some philosophical absolute on a paper and fail them if they don't agree is beyond ludicrous. It's like some Christians hear about some Bobby Bushay like occurrence of someone answering a test question with, "The Bible says that snakes have no legs because God took them from them!", failing and assuming that means standing up for your beliefs will cause you to fail.
Hah, finally they made a movie out of the Marine Todd story.
A Marine was taking college classes between his deployments to Afghanistan.
One of his courses had a professor that was an atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day the professor shocked everyone by walking into class, looking up and stating "God, if you are real, I want you to come down and knock me off this platform, I will give you 15 minutes.
Several minutes tick by in silence, when the 15 min. time almost expired the Marine gets up from his seat, approaches the professor and punched him in the face knocking him off the platform and out cold. The Marine simply went back to his seat.
The professor came to, visibly shaken and asked the Marine, "What the heck did you do that for?!"
The Marine said, "God was busy protecting America's military who are out protecting your right to say stupid shit like that, so he sent me to fill in."
Fictions about God, Destiny, Fate and things like that are always a bit silly, because what happens in them is the result of an outside force: the author. No matter what, in all fictions, a creator of some sort is there, an instance that pulls the strings is there.
I watched it last night just because I knew it would be absurd. All the atheists in the movie are pretty much Disney villains
I hate this propaganda BS, it's worse than a Michael Moore movie.
oderint dum metuant
Your all a bunch of liberal commie CIS gendered mysogo socialist transhumanist otherkin indigo child dick nobbers. if a man that played a Greek that actively spoke to and cooberated with Pagan Gods tells you to be a god fearing Christian then you listen to him. Why? Because this is really just an ongoing episode of Hercueleus the legendary journies. Remember how in the last season they were running out of ideas so they had a one off episode where Kevin zorbo was late for work and the writers were shitting their pants but then it turns out to be an evil plan by Aeris to get the writers to kill each other and Kevin zorbo really turns out to be Herculeus after all? Yeah that actually happened, and this bull shit? All just a ploy by the writers for an episodes of Herculeus. Series finale? Just a fake ending buddy, you guys better prepare your butts to get blown off when Her comes back to Saturday Mornings, and fights Yahweh with Hyde's blood.
if god was real could he make a burrito so hot that even he couldn't eat it? checkmate, mormons
Yes, he is. God is dead in the hearts of men. I think the writer was confused. It's, "PUNK'S not dead."
It only smells that way.
Girl at work won't stop going on about this movie. I never thought "God being dead" was up for debate.
and the trailer where the kid says "Why do you hate God!?" was cringeworthy
Warrior, Innoruuk Server
Didn't Nietzsche mean we don't need God anymore? He wasn't saying George Zimmerman gunned God down on his way back from the store with a pocket full of candy and iced tea.
Modern medicine, nigga!
How desperate if Sorbo for a paycheck that he had to do this film? He couldn't get a part in the Atlas Shrugged trilogy or something?
668 The Neighbor of the Beast.
Originally Posted by Erronious
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and cull the living flower.
It just gets chopped in translation so much. "God is dead" is a different idea than "God is dead in the hearts of men". To be fair he uses both, but he uses the full version first and the short as an echo of it. It's an important difference if you read the rest of the essays. That Marx quote is spot on.
Chopping it leads to stupid shit like whatever this is. The full idea is poetry itself. And while it is indisputably atheistic in tone and intent the idea is mirrored in theism itself and not particularly disagreeable.
Last edited by Iannis; 08-11-2014 at 10:30 PM.
Indeed someone linked a recent FB post by him he's super Conservative and pretty religious it seems, as that tends to go hand in hand, at least in certain parts of the Country.
Sorry Kevin. The role of washed up actor turned conservative hero already went to Chuck Norris.
Kiwi's like Christ. They even named a city after him.
Christchurch. Jesus, you guys need to read a book.
Eolis was awesome.
Ballet instructor Eolis in drag always weirded me out.
Eh, the professor was always a christian. He always believed that Christ is the son of God, but he just went emo because his mommy died and thus took other people also not having a crisis of faith personally.
People die. Wah. I have bigger issues with a God that would let an asshole like that in heaven at the last minute with a JK attitude than any of the debates they tried pushing in this film.
Ragefire - Snatty / Vlett
Tunare - Sethlen / Ryoh
Vulak - Snatty / Terran
Stormrage - Vlett (RIP WoW)
Balmung - Vlett Byrn
Trakanon - Vlett
It's not necessarily a bad move for Sorbo. There are a shitload of church people in the US that will go to any movie that is overtly Christian and then buy the DVD afterwards even if it completely blows. You might think that Kirk Cameron's career ended in the early 90's but he is still raking in cash selling shitty movies to church goers.
It's not a new move for Sorbo either, this isn't his first Christian film.
Well, Sorbo probably figured it was a step-up from being eaten by zombies on Key & Peele.
Just so we're all clear, this movie is not a step up from a role on Key & Peele.
This movie doesn't seem like it steps up from any angle.
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