God’s Not Dead – Cinema Snob

The Cinema Snob sits through the first God’s Not Dead before the sequel comes out.

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Brad Jones portrays The Cinema Snob, a pretentious film snob who is stuck with reviewing Z-Grade exploitation flicks of the past. I'm a big guy. For you.


  1. Oddworld Inhabitant

    24:46 This is something that liberal Christian blogger Fred Clark excellently examined in his analysis of the Left Behind series (available on patheos.com). Basically, fundamentalist Christians (particularly those of the Scofield/conservative evangelical variety) believe that the Christian God’s existence is a firm, indisputable fact that anyone and everyone has to accept upon analysis of the facts. Anyone who disagrees (atheists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, agnostics, Christians who aren’t their type of Christian, etc.) does so not because they have reached different, generally equally valid conclusions based on their own research and interpretations, or even out of mere ignorance, but because, consciously or not, they have decided to ignore the obvious truth. They know they are wrong, but deny it because they are spiteful against God, or because it’s convenient. This is why these movies often divide people into Christians and not-Christians, and present the not-Christians as a semi-unified force, since, in their eyes, they’re all just liars who won’t accept the obvious truth, and thus only differ in what lies they tell.

    In a strange way, one might say this makes your average Satanist far more moral in their view than, say, a Zoroastrian. After all, at least a Satanist acknowledges God in his rejection of Him.

    Me, I’m of the opinion that if Scofield’s God is the One True God, then God may not be dead, but he is an asshole.

    • There’s an actual term for the belief in God as a spiteful, vengeful entity (a.k.a., an asshole)… But wow, I can’t find the word for the life of me… Something-theism. I should specify that this isn’t hatred or fear of God (that would be misotheism or theophobia), nor is it primary worship\belief of Satan (that’s satanism, duh), but believing in God, while rejecting the notion that he is all-loving, due to some of his actions detailed in the Bible. Anyway, if someone can find the word, that’d be awesome

      But yeah, I feel Fred Clark explains pretty well. Hateful, preachy Christians are just childish and want to have the last word for something that barely affects them…

      • I the word for that is ‘Maltheism’

        • I think everybody in this movie falls under that belief. Theirs is a terrifying god who kills non-believers… who only exist because he tormented them into hating him, just to make them beg for forgiveness as they die. If you constantly sing his praise, he’ll be nice and settle for repeatedly sabotaging your car.

          The faithful know it and are trying not to become targets. By the end of the movie, those students knew they had to stand up or their class would have a lot more fatal car accidents. Theirs is a bleak universe.

      • I was going to say “Manichean” but that’s saying there are two Gods – a Good and an Evil one (like “The Red God”/”The Great Other” in Game of Thrones) – some Christian Sects have attempted to “solve” the problem of Evil (Why a Good God Allows Evil to exist) by elevating the Devil to almost the level of being the anti-God, but mainstream Christian teaching says this is false as God is both Omnipotent (all powerful) and Omniscient (All Knowing), which the devil is not (though it would be an answer that Pratchett & Gaiman would happily run with in Good Omens!)

        For a purely Evil God, the word is “Maltheism” (Malicious God) or “Dystheism” (Bad God).

        Films like this make me wonder if I’m a bad Christian for not being a COMPLETE ASSHOLE (though admittedly I’ve not seen the film, just reviews of it).

      • People that do not believe in God do not tend to believe in anything and how bloody sad are they I mean Atheists believe in “nothing” so yeah get a life.
        You can slag of Christians and we accept it because we are used to persecution from hypocrites like yourself but you I dare you to bad mouth followers of Islam because tragedy and destruction will find you I fucking love them for that.
        You pricks do not realise how much abuse and hatred you are inflicting on Christians you are no different to the Nazi Party.

        • I’m an atheist and I believe in things like love and caring. So I hope you find joy and laughter instead of hatred and spite. I don’t think lower of any theist. People have a religion because that’s what’s true to them and I don’t have a religion because that’s what’s true to me. The majority of Muslims are peaceful like the majority of Christians are. There’s no need to hate them or atheists. But next time you feel bullied try saying you don’t believe in god to a group of close friends and family who are Christian and see how they respond. In my experience, it’s you’re going to hell and repent.

        • RickyTickyTaffyBeotch

          Atheists don’t believe there is a higher power. Nihilists don’t believe in anything. ANYTHING.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      What the makers and fans of movies like this don’t understand is that most atheists don’t hate God. Most of us simply don’t care about him one way or the other. He has no relevance to or bearing on our lives. My parents never taught me to believe or disbelieve in God. They let me find my own path. I believed in God when I was young, because I thought everyone else did so I should too. As I got older and learned more, I saw no good reason to believe in God, so I stopped doing so. There was no pivotal event that caused me to stop believing, no moment of truth. I couldn’t even tell you when I stopped believing. It was a gradual thing.
      Nor do most atheists hate those who believe in God. I have plenty of Christian friends, and while we may have our differences (mostly about things that have nothing to do with God), we respect each other and don’t condemn or belittle each other for our beliefs. That is called tolerance, something the makers and fans of this movie know nothing about. In fact, they revel in their intolerance, glory in it, and spout it as loudly and as often as they can. This movie is a prime example of that.

      • HermioneHotpants

        The only reason why I don’t believe in any god, christian or otherwise, is because there simply isn’t any evidence to do so and I think believing something without evidence is NOT a virtue.

  2. Even as a faithful (and unconventional) Christian myself, these types of movies are disturbing and pretentiously sanctimonious on so many levels. These movies are made by fundamentalists, or fundies for short, because their fun dies.

  3. You know what would have made for a much better film? If both sides, and I use the term “sides” loosely here because atheism isn’t an actual movement and christianity is split into several different groups and organizations with different interpretations that often contradict eachother, but anyways…. If both “sides” were actually treated as ACTUAL fucking human characters with positive and negative attributes instead of as freaking cutouts and if instead of having the trial reach a conclusion it’s left open to be interpreted either way. As in give us ACTUAL arguments, ACTUAL details and points, and just leave the final verdict up to the audience. Do you believe in God? OK, then to you you could see that side winning. Do you believe God doesn’t exist? Then you can see the other side winning. Do something along the lines of having the audience be split and make the message “Believe whatever you want” and maybe the film could even have ended on a good note with people of various positions and faiths getting together to resolve any grudges or issues they have and celebrate their acceptance of other points of view.

    Oh wait, that would actually be clever and realistic. NOPE! Can’t have that! We’ve gotta demonize anyone who doesn’t believe in the plot, guys!!!

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      That would involve this movie not being propaganda. You know, that thing the evil atheist professor accuses the saintly persecuted Christian student of spewing in the debate that Sorbo’s character FORCED him into and is now pissed off that he’s defending his position. Of course, Sorbo is a devout Christian IRL who insists that he’s been persecuted by atheists for his faith, so no doubt he enjoyed the chance to play a cartoon version of the people he claims have persecuted him.

  4. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    It’s finally here the gods not dead review I’ve waited for since 2013

  5. Pfffft. Raddison got off light with his students. Let slip to your Asian film class that you don’t think Rurouni Kenshin’s “Jinchu” arc is as good as the rest of the series, and see how well they take that.

  6. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    Dam that was a suspenseful ending but it’s true this movies a horrible trend setter that is awful to its audience and the filmmakers of it are cynical bastards!!!! Still a great review of this terrible movie and in the end I respect Brad for it!!!

  7. Does Kevin Sorbo do these movies to repent for becoming famous playing a Greek demi-god?

  8. Hmmm….wish the God’s Not Dead 2 actually WAS an April Fool’s prank…

    At least we can be sure they’ll be filled again with April Fools.

    • How the heck do you even make a sequel to this??? Everyone who didn’t believe is already either dead or clearly screwed and it’s not like you can just have the same premise in a different class. They would have to pretty much just start over and try to re-tell the same story in a different area with different characters… and we all know how well THAT goes!

    • I told a few of my church friends about it being on April’s Fools. And how it was strange that Batman V Superman was on Good Friday, but they are premiering “God’s Not Dead” on April Fools Day. Which doesn’t make any sense at all.

      I can’t rightfully say who would be in charge of what dates Movie Screening Premieres are set (I know the general idea is that they put them on Fridays because that is when most people generally like to go the movies) but any other Friday on April would have worked. Putting it on April Fool’s Day that makes people laugh at the silliness of it. Maybe its get people talking about it, or they honestly think that Christians don’t acknowledge April Fool’s Day so they think: “Meh, no one will notice.” I don’t know.

    • Oh wow…. Since my last comment I looked up the trailer for “God’s (not) Dead 2” and it looks like the most cartoonish, cheezy, stupid piece of crap I’ve seen in a while! The first film was bad, but at least it was a bad movie coming from an idea that could have been good if it wasn’t pure propoganda about how nobody’s good unless they’re a Christian. But the second film just looks so just generic and by the numbers that it almost feels self-aware! For anyone who doesn’t know, it’s basically a film about a white, Christian, female, schoolteacher (you know, the exact type of person that we’re most likely to take pity on to meet that specific demographic) who uses a religious quote to answer a student’s religion-based question. But people hear about it so “the man” starts a court case to keep the teacher down because “Mentioning Christianity is school is SOOO UNPROPPER!” And then somehow this blatant sharting on the first amendment reaches an actual court case where we see people get so riled up that the judge SERIOUSLY pounds his gavel until it breaks as “the man” plots to prove that God is Dead…. Because CLEARLY White Christians are the most persecuted members of society!

      It has nothing to do with the first film, it looks like shit, but I’m actually pretty eager to see Brad take it on now because I kind-of want to see how deep this rabbit hole lined with carrot shit and scripture pages goes.

  9. Uggggh!!! This movie: glad you’re reviewing.

    4:52 not as bad as when he was in the comedy about a white priest joining a black congrigation called ‘Pastor White’; he is the titular pastor. Ugh!!

    15:00 you said it!!! (Can’t believe someone remembered)

    19:17 nice note!


    27:15 excellent!! The Bible actually does talk about that

    Poor Shane Harper and Kevin Sorbo; both deserve so much better!

    Compleatly agree with you that this movie could have been about compasion and love and basic christian vlaues: the debate is something that could have been a back drop or something to a more character reaction based story (I am a Christian, I don’t think that such a debate could ever end conclusivly).
    But no we’re just going to make a hateful bile of garbage that has nothing what so ever to do with Christianity.
    There was so much stupid in the movie I can’t even keep up!! Sorry; just sorry everyone

    Still one good thing came out of the film: this review was bloody hilarious!! Excellent

    • If this movie was actually smart, the debate probably could have just ended without a conclusive verdict and it could have all been a ploy by the philosophy teacher to get people thinking because philosophy, at it’s core, is all about asking questions regardless of whether or not they can ever be truly answered. This could’ve been just something really thought provoking and great where the big conflict of the debate is just used to bring people together of all beliefs and values with all sides looking good by the end. But nope! Why do that when we can have the guy be a salty jerk and hit the effer with a car???

      • I can see that working…and I’m beginning to suspect that this movie is not about Christianity but some weird alien cult with a god that must have those who disagree with them as sacrifices!!

        Makes more sense

  10. Snorgatch Pandalume

    This film touches briefly on the topic of evolution, largely I suspect because the makers know that fans of this movie believe that evolution is a Bad Thing and that mentioning it will inflame their hatred. Of course, evolution neither denies nor disproves the existence of God (Dr. Ken Miller of Brown University, probably America’s best known evolutionary biologist, is a devout Catholic), so it has no relevance whatsoever to the question of whether or not God exists.
    Ditto speculation about the origins of the universe. British philosopher and mathematician Bertrand Russell summed it up neatly by saying: “If all things require a cause, then God requires a cause. If there can be anything without a cause, then it can just as easily be the universe as God, so there cannot be any validity to that argument.”
    Nothing in the physical world proves or disproves the existence of God. Science does not address the question of God’s existence, because science only deals with that which can be tested, and the existence of God is not a testable proposition. Belief in God is a matter of faith. If one requires evidence to believe in God, then it can only mean that one’s faith is weak. This simple fact renders the entire debate between the professor and the student in this movie meaningless, since neither side can win, and if Sorbo’s character were actually a philosophy professor instead of a cartoon character written by fundamentalist Christians with a huge chip on their shoulders and an axe to grind, he would know this.

  11. Snorgatch Pandalume

    I’d also like to point out that the movie’s insistence that without God there would be no morals is dead wrong, and any real philosophy professor would know this. Plato first posed the question over 3000 years ago, here restated in modern form: Is something good because God orders it, or does God order things because they are good?
    If the former is true, then anything God orders would, by definition, be moral, so if God ordered us to, say, torture and murder children (which, BTW, believing Christians have done), that would be the right and moral thing to do. One could argue that God would never do this, but then one would run afoul of passages in the Bible where God orders this very thing (Numbers 31:17, for example). In any case, it reduces important statements this movie cherishes like “God is good” to meaningless tautologies. But if the latter is true, then it means that there is some basis for morality apart from God, and therefore God CANNOT be the source of morals.
    The theory of moral realism (which again Sorbo’s character would know about) argues that right and wrong exist and have an inherent logic that licenses some moral arguments and not others. The world presents us with non-zero-sum games in which it is better for both parties to act unselfishly than for both to act selfishly.

  12. Hey, readers! Wanna be pissed off at me? Well, okay. According to IMDB and RottonTomatoes, God’s Not Dead is worse than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

    2:14- Dude, you are SO not the director of The Avengers.

    Speaking as a Christian, I am also a liberal who believes in evolution.

    5:48- Buddy, we all have a free will to make our own opinions, and I’m not afraid to keep stating that I really like Batman v Superman, even though half of the planet doesn’t.

    10:16- And I’m instantly reminded of the mother from The Room, which is arguably a much better movie than this.

    14:11- If I had a professor like this when “I” was in college, I would have dropped the hell out sooner.

    Poor Dean Cain, not being able to find GOOD things to be in since Lois & Clark ended. At least he played Vandal Savage in Smallville.

    Atheists in movies are weird. I’ve actually heard that there are some atheists who celebrate christian holidays, like Christmas.

    26:32- I was actually cheering in joy at this moment of the film.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      Dean Cain is now playing Supergirl’s foster dad in the Supergirl TV series. Granted this doesn’t invalidate your comment.
      You have to remember that Christians who write atheist characters in Christian movies have to proceed from the assumption that atheists are every bit as angry, intolerant, spiteful, and vindictive as themselves. Otherwise, we would be (gasp) BETTER than them!

    • “Hey, readers! Wanna be pissed off at me? Well, okay. According to IMDB and RottonTomatoes, God’s Not Dead is worse than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

      Well, I’d agree, they’re both boring but only one is pushing the idea that all non-Christians are assholes and karma is going to kill us.

  13. Every time people say that these movies are the best movies ever simply because they’re Christian movies I laugh out loud.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a Christian movies that eventually stars Chris Pratt (since he is a self-proclaimed Christian)

  14. So, the idea of a Philosophy class is that it teaches people to have open debates and to use them effectively, if maybe they had it so that it started out as a friendly debate project between the Christian Student and Friendly Atheist Teacher, and then slowly the Atheist Teacher starts to convert when he starts hearing the boy’s side and pondering more about it in spare time, it wouldn’t be so bad, but dear god, its like the guy is shitting on his own circular course by refusing ANYONE to excerise their debate muscles by acting like a whiny piss ant if they offer a side that counteracts against his own.

    The Atheist Teacher is not only being a crappy teacher, but a dirtbag teacher that would be SO FIRED for misconduct on a student.

    Kid, it doesn’t matter if you are Christian or Non-Christian, you are within your rights to go to the Dean to report this Professor when he starts stalking, threatening, and grabbing you like that!

    Also, I have the feeling that the black pastor is saying that “God Is Good” thing to Pastor Dave just to remind him to keep his temper and not have a mental breakdown in frustration over his car not working. Honestly, the subplot I was more genuinely interested in was the Muslim girl’s story because of how better it was, the acting and stakes were more genuine and I felt like they didn’t care giving her story closure. I think I would have rather watched her story than Josh’s story.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      I especially liked how the black pastor was able to tell that Kevin Sorbo’s ribs were cracked without even touching him by using his Hollywood Magic Black Person Sense.

  15. lilith_ascennding

    Wow. Holy shit, I’m pretty sure I’ve heard Donald Trump speeches less hurtful and one-sided than this movie. It’s Christians like this that make everyone think anyone who worships Jesus is a fucking awful person or a god damn prude. I’m honestly not really much of a practicing Christian (and I wouldn’t be lying if I said that it is because of people like the ones behind this movie that are my main reason for being so), but I don’t think you have to be Christian or a fundamentalist to understand God and/or faith. Also, atheists aren’t all assholes! I’m not an atheist (I’m Shinto, if anyone’s wondering), but I’ve known a few who were not complete dickheads to people who were religious. We’ve gone over the topic of what truly defines faith and what makes a good Christian for years now, when are people going to finally learn? Maybe this will sound random, but I really would recommend the movie Night of the Hunter to people to get a good idea of how faith can be twisted for your own goals. True, it is only a major theme in the movie and not the main focus, but the characters of Reverend Harry Powell and Rachel Cooper geniusly embody the two sides. Alright, I’m done rambling.

  16. Well, the sequel comes out on April Fool’s Day. Seems fitting.

  17. This was one of the most thoroughly sickening movies I’ve ever seen. Speaking as an agnostic who grew up in a Catholic household, my religious friends took me to see this upon discovery that I became agnostic. I thought, “Ehh, I got a few hours to kill”. My friends left the theater satisfied, I was emotionally shaken and felt like taking up drinking…. cyanide. I went absolutely nuts when they drove me home. Nothing made me turn to the non-believer side more than this fucking shambles

  18. Bible quote at 7:39 is from Matthew chapter 10:32-33. Then next verses are
    34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn

    “‘a man against his father,
    a daughter against her mother,
    a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
    36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[a]
    37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

    40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

    It’s a really mixed passage. And usually quoted by atheists in the “Jesus isn’t always good” camp.

  19. Brad, you really cut through all the posturing and illusion when you said that this movie doesn’t exist to promote compassion or even Christianity, but to reinforce the audiences hatred of certain types of people.

    As far as the actual arguments themselves, I’ve seen and heard from Christians who think quoting the bible is a legitimate argument against science. In the real world this doesn’t work, but in the context of those raised within an insular society and taught that questioning what you’ve been taught is a sin, it’s all the proof they need.

    Finally, I find it so ignorant and disingenuous when Christians try to promote the idea that atheists really hate god, or that they only became atheists because of some emotional trauma… It actually shows that they are limited in their imagination and seeking to justify to themselves all of the hunches they may have had when they questioned the existence of god when personal tragedy struck their lives. This shows that they are approaching the subject with only selfish emotion and not intellectualism or introspection.

  20. I’m sure there’s probably like, one situation where this sort of happened, but this is incredibly blown out-of-proportion and you probably would’ve heard about it if one situation like this happened. The professor, no matter what his tenure status was, would probably be fired or put on probation for acting like that. I mean, to start with, he starts the class by making them denounce their religion for a grade. Big problem if this is a public university. Then he humiliates a student who would not do the assignment because of his religion. Then he assigns extra work to the student because the student wouldn’t do an assignment because of his religious beliefs. I think we’re already at a lawsuit here and we haven’t reached the part where he grabs and threatens the student.

    “I wish you didn’t have to wear that.” Um, she DOESN’T have to. Not in this country anyway. And from my understanding Islam does not require women to wear head coverings. After all, there are many Muslim women who do not wear a head covering. And, most importantly, WHAT SHE WEARS IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

    Hey, movie, there are Christians who beat their families too. And you may argue that the Bible does not condone treating your child that way, but there are plenty of Christian parents who disown their children for being atheist, gay, or whatever, and yet the Bible condemns that. Also, the prophet Muhammed, who found Islam, condemned domestic violence.

    This movie wants to act like atheists and Muslims are horrible to women, yet this is the movie that punished a woman with cancer for having a differing opinion than the creators.

    To be fair, I have been in some intellectual circles that look down upon religion entirely. I’ve also met several atheists who think people like that and the atheists in this movie are assholes who misrepresent them, kind of like how this movie, and the people who made it, misrepresent many open-minded, non-dick-like Christians.

    *loud exhale* Wow, this movie pissed me off.

    • ““I wish you didn’t have to wear that.” Um, she DOESN’T have to.”

      Just a little nitpick–she does have to wear it in that her father makes her. She wasn’t doing it for her religion, but so she wouldn’t get in trouble with him, which was clear by how she was quickly putting it on before he showed up to drive her home.

      I agree that it was none of the girl’s business, tho, and her commenting on it comes across as … condescending, I guess? I dunno, it rubs me the wrong way too.

  21. As a Christian, I hated this movie when I saw it, and after watching this review, I still hate it, in no small part because every non-Christian in the film is an asshole, which is of course so accurate to real life. /s Unfortunately, this steaming pile of goat feces was my introduction to Christian movies. I have seen two others since, and they’re both much better than this dung heap.

    Do You Believe? is a film that’s somewhat similar in that it is a series of narratives about multiple characters, but where that movie differs is that it’s not so black and white. There are non-Christians in that movie who aren’t assholes, and while I wouldn’t call it a perfect film by any stretch I enjoyed it a lot more. The War Room is also a so-so film that’s aimed more at Christians as its message has more to do with not having a luke warm faith and actually taking the time to pray into your life, and see the benefits of it. I’m not sure if Christian movies are something I’ll be watching on any kind of regular basis, but I’m glad God’s Not Dead is not indicative of the genre as a whole, and am disappointed that a sequel is in the works as it’s bad enough that the first movie even exists.

    • I’m not so sure about War Room. It seems to me that it has the very dangerous message that I’ve heard come from certain fundamentalist Christian circles that women should be dutiful and obedient wives, and if your husband is abusive and unfaithful, your only true recourse is to pray for him. You’re not allowed to just leave him and get yourself and your children out of that abusive environment. You must be the meek and dutiful wife.

      • I think that’s reading a little too much into it. I suppose I can see why someone might read that into that particular film, as it is a little preachy, but it didn’t explicitly state that wive can’t leave their husbands if they’re abusive. In that film the husband is more distant, and possibly cheating, which is also bad news, but the message is to pray into your relationship rather than fighting.

        In this case the husband isn’t portrayed as being in the right. If things still didn’t improve divorce was still very much on the table. But, instead of channeling her negative energy at her husband, Elizabeth(I think her name is) was encouraged to channel it at Satan, who delights in breaking up relationships. I don’t think that’s an inherently bad message, even though the film laid it on pretty thick (but then show me a Christian film that doesn’t do that).

  22. Either he can’t be killed or he doesn’t exist at all. “God is dead” implies that there WAS a god but he died somehow, That doesn’t sound like Atheism, that sounds more like a wierd twist on Deism, Or Klingon.

    • Snorgatch Pandalume

      The phrase “God is dead,” which comes from the works of Nietzsche, doesn’t refer to the death of God in the literal sense, since Nietzsche didn’t believe in God anyway. It refers to the death of the notion that God is the source of morality, which even in Nietzsche’s time wasn’t a particularly new or radical idea. Predictably, the makers of the film failed to understand this.

  23. Wow. I know its kinda over used.. But i think this movie gave me cancer. Im going to have to pray to god to get rid of it…


    Ah, the healing power of prayer.

  24. ha hah ha hahahaha!

  25. This movie and the company that made it are kind of worse than most Nazis.

  26. God is Evil with a capital E and worse than any Devil you should just fucking deal with it or die, but even death is good so that’s the message of this movie.

  27. All the characters here are worse than Adolf “Fucking” Hitler, it’s a very sad day people in America (USA) and the rest of the world.

  28. Ugh. Fuck this movie, fuck Pureflix for making it, fuck Kevin Sorbo for being in it, fuck American society for giving it $62 million, and fuck Kirk Cameron for being the guy I keep thinking made this even though he didn’t but it’s not like he’s much better anyway.

  29. This movie is cheating. It doesn’t have the guts or the brains to actually put forward any interesting or intelligent arguments so it sttles for cheap and easy. This movie is just propaganda.

  30. Is it just me, or are a majority of popular Christian films nothing more than sadistic revenge fantasies on non-believers? They claim that they make these films to counteract how Christians are portrayed in mainstream media, but their portrayal of THEMSELVES, such as here and in “Left Behind”, is often less flattering than what we see in more popular media.

    Also, despite this film claiming that Christians are beholden to “moral absolutes”, this movie’s villain is a teacher who tries to force their beliefs on their class, and the hero is a student who complained about it, while its sequel’s hero is a teacher who tries to force their beliefs on their class, and the villain is a student who complained about it.

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