The timeless question of God’s existence is tackled in tons of intellectually stimulating debates and documentaries available on YouTube. My personal favorites are between Deepak Chopra and Richard Dawkins, as they are the two most passionate people I know with such extremely opposite viewpoints. If you like any of that kind of stuff, you’ll love the newly released movie, “God’s Not Dead”.
Unlike a documentary, the “God’s Not Dead” movie is done through a typical Hollywood template, involving romantic love and priceless scenes of glory and triumph.
Using modernized graphics and visual effects in its presentation, even the boring classroom slide-show comes alive with a fascinating approach of persuasion through entertainment. I’m sure it’s very difficult to cover the plethora of details and nuances for the academically accurate inside of a ninety minute feature. However, there were many clever lines that could invoke deep inner reflection.
While popular culture promotes secular living, and the mainstream perception of institution religions is falling, it is clear that “God” is still alive for the majority of us. We still believe in God, even though we may have a different understanding of who/what God may be. “Oh My God” (OMG) is still a part of even the atheists’ vocabulary, intentional or not.
Where do you find your hope? That was a magic moment towards the end of the movie that had me authentically consider the question. The answer for many is simple, but can also an easy out. For those who do not believe in God, it can take some time and effort to come up with a satisfactory answer. That work though, I assert, is well worth it.
Let’s love the world together...
[)anish /|hmed, blind visionary