Days of Change

God’s Not Dead, But Alinsky Sure Is | April 8, 2014

I decided to see the Christian movie “God’s Not Dead” at the theater which is actually growing in ticket sales. Noah, however, is dropping. I’ve actually seen the other Kevin Sorbo led Christian movie “What If” on Netflix where he plays a successful businessman who turned down his chance to become a minister and a family man who is given a second chance.

“God’s Not Dead” covers a topic familiar to conservative media. In it, a fictional college freshman (Shane Harper) makes a deal with a philosophy professor (Sorbo) where he can avoid signing a “God is dead” pledge and pass the class if he can convince the students that there could be a God. This movie has been something of a surprise, making the top five for a few weeks now in box office. It is on track to beat other movies like “Fireproof” to be the most successful Christian movie outside of The Chronicles of Narnia or The Passion of the Christ.

Traditional entertainment media has been struck dumb as to how they should regard this movie. Some have been circumspect, others have been downright hostile. Many have taken shots at the movie’s characters, plot lines, direction and message. God’s Not Dead certainly casts atheism in a depressing light and disparages most characters who have not accepted Jesus as their savior. My response is so what?

I think Saul Alinsky would not like Barack Obama very much. Alinsky was a socialist who wanted the government to serve the people and punish the wealthy. While his campaign embraced rules for radicals, Obama’s administration has been quick to protect the wealthy and connected and take liberty from people. Alinsky wrote “Rules for Radicals” and liberals and progressives are not radicals anymore.

The true radicals are the ones who still believe. They believe in the Constitution, they believe in free will. They believe in individual liberty and many believe in almighty God. The producers of “God’s Not Dead” are using many of the same methods other movies use to make moral judgement. They are using the rules of making movies to say something contrary to the beliefs of people in the film industry. If crappy movies like Noah keep happening, Christian filmmakers will soon do it better.

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3 Comments

  1. Does the protagonist succeed? (i.e., Does the good guy win?)
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    The Hollywood mental midgets believe in the blessedness of sodomy, black skin, and hatered of everyone who isn’t as enlightened as they. I’ll see your “so what” and cube it.
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    Alinsky, however, would have loved the chaos the WH lord of darkness has created, and the culture of ridicule..

    Comment by Mary — April 8, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

    • In keeping with my theory of Obama as an incompetent socialist, I think Alinsky would consider him a failure at redistributing wealth. Remember, most of the money being taxed or stolen from the future in debt is going to Democratic campaign contributors.

      The good guy almost always wins in any movie. The producers of God’s Not Dead actually picked a good guy as their good guy.

      Comment by 1539days — April 9, 2014 @ 12:29 am

  2. The producers of God’s Not Dead actually picked a good guy as their good guy.

    Thanks, 15. I needed that.

    Comment by Mary — April 9, 2014 @ 8:03 pm


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