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.
|Actors:||Cory Oliver , Trisha LaFache , Paul Kwo , Hadeel Sittu , Korie Robertson , Willie Robertson , Dean Cain , David A.R. White , Shane Harper , Kevin Sorbo|
The film has entertaining moments, but these are clearly secondary to its proselytizing intentions.The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
The pace is stumbling, the characters are broad, the makeup and the performances uneven, though Sorbo dives into his tactless, unethical indoctrinator role with Satanic glee.McClatchy-Tribune News Service Full Review
Ban this sick filth.The Guardian Full Review
Even grading on a generous curve, this strident melodrama about the insidious efforts of America’s university system to silence true believers on campus is about as subtle as a stack of Bibles falling on your head.Variety Full Review
Even by the rather lax standards of the Christian film industry, God’s Not Dead is a disaster.The A.V. Club Full Review
Any just God would likely recoil from the ham-fisted and spurious defense put forth in this film.Austin Chronicle Full Review