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God's Not Dead (2014)

PG | | Drama | 21 March 2014 (USA)
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College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.

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Radisson finds the topic of religion painful because his Christian mother died when he was 12, though he had prayed and begged God to spare her life. This may be what led him to study philosophy so in-depth that he ultimately became a philosophy professor, but his desire to now avoid the topic of religion does not mesh well with his career as a philosophy professor. His anger at God has him requesting his students quote Friedrich Nietzsche and, in exchange, he promises to allow them to skip the chapter on religion. This is not the only clue the movie makers give that they have read atheist material extensively. Radisson tells Josh that if he won't reach a consensus with the class, he must prove God is not dead. Radisson had already explained this was a metaphor and, taken in the context of Nietzsche's point, Josh does an excellent job of proving this. Radisson promises Josh that he will keep his comments to a minimum (Radisson won't debate Josh), though Josh begins his argument ... Written by rdnyscott

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"What do you believe?"

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Rated PG for thematic material, brief violence and an accident scene | See all certifications »

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Deus Não Está Morto  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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$9,244,641 (USA) (21 March 2014)

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$60,753,735 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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Trivia

Although they play atheist characters in the movie, both Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain are Christians. See more »

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When Radisson gets hit by the car, Reverend Jude touches his stomach and says that his ribs are crushed, his lungs are filling with blood, and he doesn't have long. Radisson doesn't once cough up fluid of any sort or even gurgle when he breathes or speaks. See more »

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Reverend Jude: After watching Professor Radisson get run down by a hit and run and telling him to accept Jesus before he dies: "What happened here tonight, is a cause for celebration. A short pain, but think about the joy in heaven"
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At the end of the film, the concert attendees are asked to text the phrase "God's Not Dead" to every contact on their phone. The credits then read, "Join the movement Text everyone you know", inviting the movie audience to do the same. See more »

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References The Snake Pit (1948) See more »

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Propaganda at its finest.
5 July 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

You know when a movie made by Christians is about religion, it's going to demonize secularism. It makes out that Morality is entirely exclusive to Christianity and that without God, there is no point in being moral, which is just ridiculous. It makes every non-Christian look either evil or stupid, which is just insulting. It is just propaganda, no way around it, it's trying to make Christianity look perfect when it isn't and it's trying to make secularism and any other religion look evil and immoral. It's almost like this movie was made Christians who knew absolutely nothing about their own faith and of other beliefs. It's a new low for cinema, it's upsetting to think that this movie was allowed to be made.


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