I know I’ve written about the movie God’s Not Dead before. It’s supposedly going to be “in theaters” on March 21, 2014, but I’m guessing it’ll be in a handful of theaters for about 20 seconds before going straight to DVD. And when it does, I am so going to organize a watch party. I think this is going to be (unintentional) comedy gold. Here’s the trailer, if you haven’t seen it:
Seriously, no philosophy professor would ever do that. They’ve created a ridiculous caricature. The professor couldn’t be any more of a straw man if they put horns on his head and had him carrying a pitchfork and eating Christian babies in front of the class. It reminds me of all those stories that fundies love to pass around, usually involving a fake conversation between some apologist and an anonymous person on a plane or a train. That anonymous person is usually a scientist but they’re inevitably stumped by the most inane of arguments.“So I’m sitting on a plane next to a PhD biologist and we start talking about evolution. And I asked him, ‘If we evolved from monkey, why are there still monkeys?’ And he immediately burst into tears, realized he was living a lie and gave his life to Christ.”
Because that’s just so plausible, right? Now that kind of inanity has been turned into a movie.