This is a repost of an article I wrote in 2014. I thought it might be relevant, given that God’s Not Dead now has a sequel.
I saw God’s Not Dead, a Christian film that appears to be based on that absurd chain e-mail about the brave Christian student who faces down an atheist professor. This movie got a 16/100 on metacritic, but still ended up a big box office success. If you want to know what happens in it without watching it, I recommend this synopsis.
In the world of God’s Not Dead, atheists are horrible people who mock their girlfriends in public, abandon people close to them when they’re dying, and secretly hate god. The movie joyously depicts atheists dying by cancer or car accidents, and gloats over their last minute conversions. Also, all atheist arguments are arguments from authority or assertion (oddly, so are the Christian arguments).
But a lot of that has already been said. So here I present five things that were awful or bizarre about God’s Not Dead that had nothing to do with atheism.