There’s a Christian movie coming out soon based on Don Miller‘s book Blue Like Jazz. The filmmakers want to portray it as “not a Christian movie,” but when you take a look at the clip below, you can tell that they’ve failed.
During a debate between an atheist and a theist, the atheist character is basically a caricature, bringing together all those Christian stereotypes about us — we’re older, white, without any sense of compassion, only able to describe things like beauty and love as mere chemical reactions…
Even if there’s no god-given “meaning” to our lives, no decent atheist debater would ever treat someone’s question about our purpose so dismissively. At least I hope no one’s doing that.
So let me throw this out there: How would you have responded to the theist debater and the audience member asking a question?