I saw a preview or something of this some time back, and if I recall correctly, they also set up an atheist straw man in the person of a teacher / professor played by Kevin Sorbo. The confrontation between them is forced and laughable. As for what I can tell of the film from the clip I saw, it amounts to little more than weak tea, designed as much to make them feel good in the face of their non-believing opposition as anything else.
If this is the best the christers can do at agitprop, they're in trouble.
Many years ago as a theist it hurt me deeply when people said "god is dead." Just like the modern theist I didn't get it. God was a "given" and everybody should know that.
Now "God Is Not Dead." No, no, no, no! God was never alive!
I can imagine, Melinda, it's so hard to see people spoiling the children!
I'm reminded of a remark that Neal deGrasse Tyson made in the 2nd Cosmos show. He says
"we don't know everything yet and there's no shame in that. The shame is in pretending that you do know everything."
I knew it was aimed directly at theists!
With the way Christians flock to anything involving jesus torture porn, or reaffirming their persecution complex, it really isn't any wonder that unintuitive greedy assholes capitalize on it left and right. I learned long ago that I don't have to degrade and debase Christians, they do it to themselves, with a frequency that boggles the imagination.
Last night I saw another good one on "American Dad" which is another Seth MacFarlane produced show. One of the charactors is an alien named Roger who said this about religion:
"Christianity is my favorite religion. That's the one where god gets this young girl pregnant and then he dissappears. Later when the kid is born and he becomes popular, god wants him to come live with him."
a devastating take down.
Thanks for sharing that! Unfortunately the film's built-in "presold" audience will support it anyway. (Including through churches buying blocks of tickets.)
I was watching a movie just last night where a scene had 2 families getting together for the holidays and it came time to pray before the big meal. I'm hearing:
"Our father who art in heaven. We thank thee for bring our two families together today."
They prayed on, but I thought "wait a minute." Did god send out the invitations? Did this family not know they were getting together for this holiday? It was claimed that they always get together for the holidays anyway, so what was the big deal? What is it exactly that god had to do with this?
The movie didn't explain it and you can bet that real life situations will not explain it either. A theist will do this without thinking about it at all.