God's Not Dead

Synopsis: Freshman university student Josh Wheaton attends a philosophy class, where the uncompromising Professor Radisson requires all students to submit a signed statement that the "God is dead" and never existed. When Josh refuses due to his own Christian beliefs, the Professor challenges him to defend his position that his god, Yahweh, is real, leading to a series of confrontational presentations between himself and the professor, with the class as jury. Josh's plans to go to law school depend on not failing this class. Josh's girlfriend urges him not to throw away his future with this pointless act of defiance. At the same time, Pastor Dave and African missionary Jude attempt to leave town on a trip, but are hindered by comical accidents. Student Ayisha is at odds with her father's conservative religious principles. Businessman Mark acts cynically towards his mentally ill mother, while his journalist girlfriend receives bad news from a doctor.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Harold Cronk
Production: Pure Flix Entertainment
 
IMDB:
4.8
Metacritic:
16
Rotten Tomatoes:
14%
PG
Year:
2014
113 min
$60,753,735
Website
8,495 Views


1

It wasn't enough

No, it's not enough

So just let it go

J" But the angels,

they brought you

And they're

gonna hold you up

They see

the fear in your eyes

When nobody stands,

stand on your own

J" But the angels,

they brought you

And they're

gonna hold you up

They're gonna

hold you up

You got your

pre-registration sheet?

Yeah.

All core requirements

are here.

What is your

humanities elective?

Philosophy 150.

Because?

I'd recommend Patel

or maybe Mueller.

Come on, man.

It can't be that bad.

I don't think

I can really--

It's your funeral.

Last drop date

is the 22nd.

You might want to

keep that in mind.

You're done.

- Hi.

- Martin Yip.

What does

P.R.C. stand for?

Oh. Seriously?

Oh yes, always serious.

Okay.

White &

Wolfe, how can I help you?

Yes, please hold.

White & Wolfe.

Thank you, bye-bye.

As you can on-margin.

You're on with Marc.

Hey, I need you

to give me directions.

You're kidding, right?

Can't do it. The

Nikkei just opened

and there's a massive

sell-off going on.

At La Rive Gauche.

Wait, you'll take me

to La Rive Gauche

What's in it for me?

You're kidding, right?

You're serious.

Of Duck Commander

Willie Robertson,

and I am going to

crash that party

and hold his feet

to the fire.

And my--

--own advertisers.

That's my girl!

Not just another

pretty face.

Oh my, chicken!

Are you serious?

Is it okay if I help?

Oh, alright, alright.

You're new here,

aren't you?

It's me, Mom.

Mina, your daughter.

I'm sorry, I don't--

It's okay, it's okay.

I don't see a ring.

It's complicated.

If either of those facts

is news to you,

then now would be

your turn to leave.

I understand

some of you are here

Pfft, I'm out.

There's always one.

Michel Foucault,

Bertrand Russel,

Ludwig Feuerbach,

Bertolt Brecht,

Sigmund Freud

N o a m C ho ms k .

The list goes on.

Philosophers, poets,

scientists, authors,

towering intellects,

all of them.

But what do they

all have in common?

Yes?

They're all dead.

Well,

that would be I n correct.

G-dog Gerard Trigga.

G-dog-

Anyone else?

No one?

Well, they are,

or were...atheists.

From the Greek "theos,"

meaning "God,"

and from the prefix "a,"

In short, each of

the thinkers I named

took the strong position

that there is no God,

all-powerful,

supernatural being.

- Hey!

- How was your flight?

- Wonderful.

- Wonderful?

It's like

a 30-hour flight.

Thirty-six.

Great to see you.

Nice to see you.

Dakar to Zurich,

Zurich to Frankfurt,

an 8-hour layover,

and direct

to Carter International.

All the time.

And all the time?

God is good.

God is dead.

This is, of course,

a metaphor,

and crop failures,

diseases and disasters,

which we now ascribe

to bacteria and viruses,

and we are

all the better for it.

There is no God.

All that I require

from each of you

"God is dead,"

which I expect we will,

I will be spared

the tedious duty

their lowest grades

of the semester.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Oh, a lower case

Thank you.

Excuse me, Mister--

Wheaton.

Josh Wheaten.

Mr. Wheaton,

is something wrong?

Yeah, I can't.

I can't do

what you want.

I'm a Christian.

Oh, don't worry.

You can still go back

to your dorm room

and sink to your knees

but what you do

in this class is mine.

I can't.

Alright, Mr. Wheaton.

Allow me to explain

the alternative.

Then you will need

to defend the antithesis

that God is not dead.

And you'll need to do it

in front of this class

from the podium.

Are you ready

to accept that?

Well, who would decide

whether I won

or lost the argument?

Well, I Would.

It's my class, my rules.

Well, what about them?

Well, that's interesting,

but why would I want

to empower them?

Well, you've already

won them over.

I mean, I'd have to

unconvince them,

get them to admit

they were wrong.

Alright, Mr. Wheaton.

You'll get 3 sessions,

to make your case.

But I will not increase

your allotted time.

Of course,

you'll be responsible

for all the other

class assignments.

For our next class,

and Renee Descartes'

"Discourse on Method,"

to which you may add

Bertrand Russell's

and in thanks for his

failure to help us reach

You don't want

to deny your faith, I get it.

Yeah, but I'm not sure

I can do that.

Don't be ridiculous.

I don't know,

I just keep thinking

of that (3.8. Lewis line,

Josh, why am I here?

Hello, earth to Josh.

Why am I, Salutatorian

of our graduating class,

here at my

third-choice school?

I'm sorry for having

the next 5 years

of our life planned out.

That's just who I am.

I don't know, Kara,

it's just--

and if you want

to get into law school,

you can't afford

to flunk this class.

Even a "C"

could be disastrous.

I don't know why

you wear those heels.

You're too tall.

You're taller than me.

You're man enough

to handle it.

Mr. Robertson!

Hi, or should I

call you Willie?

You can call me Willie.

Amy Ryan,

I blog "The New Left."

Can I ask you

a few questions?

Yeah, sure, fire away.

This is my wife--

Korie, I know.

I'm actually surprised

to see you here.

I do kinda

miss those days, huh?

Yeah, you want to start

again? We can try.

No.

You've made a

fortune selling devices

Oh, I guess

when you say "you,"

which would be "y'all."

You can just

change it to "y'all."

That'd be an

easier expression,

that way it'll get

everybody in there.

We're doing alright.

So life is good.

Hey, look, let's just get

one thing straight.

I ain't maiming nothing.

When I shoot it,

I kill it and then I eat it.

So, you do kill

those ducks?

Of course I do.

What am I gonna do,

cook 'em while they're

still moving around?

That would be cruel.

That'd be bad.

We've been married

for 20 years.

But on the things

that matter, yeah,

I agree wholeheartedly.

Not just because

of the hunting,

As far as my

praying to Jesus,

Temporary.

Even life is temporary.

Jesus, that's eternal.

Jesus said this:

And that's it?

Pretty simple, isn't it?

Thanks for your time.

No thanks, I'm good.

You're good?

Alright.

Who was that lady?

You're beautiful.

I wish you

didn't have to do that.

It's for my father.

He's very traditional.

No one.

Ayisha, I know it's hard

living in their world

and being apart from it,

a world you can see

but can't touch.

There is no one

who worships God,

We must never forget

who and what we are.

That is the most

important thing.

Yes, Baba.

I only insist on this

because I love you.

That I love you?

Of course, Baba.

Can I help you?

It looks like he's

out at the moment.

Well, maybe

that's why he sent me.

We are the ones

and zeros

We are the ones

I could drop

the class, run away,

pretend like

it never happened,

which is what

my girlfriend wants.

By trying to prove

that God exists.

How many people

in that class?

Eighty maybe.

And how many of them

do you think

would ever

step foot in here,

or any other church

for that matter?

Well, none probably.

So, your acceptance

of this challenge,

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