GOD'S NOT DEAD 2 - ralphthemoviemaker

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  • Published: 01 September 2016
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    Article: patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2016/04/08/lets-debunk-the-christian-persecution-court-cases-that-inspired-the-gods-not-dead-films/

    God's Not Dead 2 is a 2016 American Christian drama film directed by Harold Cronk and stars Melissa Joan Hart, Jesse Metcalfe, David A. R. White, Hayley Orrantia, and Sadie Robertson. It is the sequel to the 2014 film God's Not Dead and was released on April 1, 2016. It was the final film role for Fred Thompson.

    History teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart), a devout Christian, notices that one of her students, Brooke Thawley (Hayley Orrantia), is withdrawn following the recent death of her brother. Involved in little more than her studies, Brooke notices Grace's hope-filled attitude, and asks where Grace finds her hope. Grace replies "Jesus", and Brooke begins to read the Bible for herself. As Grace lectures on Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., Brooke asks whether their peaceful teachings relate to the biblical account of the Sermon on the Mount. Grace responds in the affirmative, and quotes scripture. The other students begin texting their parents about the class, and the ensuing backlash draws the ire of Principal Kinney (Robin Givens). She reprimands Grace, saying that the teacher's faith clouded her judgment. Grace is subsequently brought before the School Board, who inform her that legal action will be taken against her as she has violated the separation of church and state. Grace's case draws the attention of Tom Endler (Jesse Metcalfe), a charismatic defense attorney who is willing to aid her despite being an unbeliever himself.

    The School Board brings Grace's case before the Supreme Court, hoping to secure her termination and strip her of her teaching license unless she issues an apology, which Grace refuses to do. To Brooke's horror, confident prosecutor Pete Kane (Ray Wise) declares that the lawsuit will "prove once and for all that God is dead". His opening argument suggests that the society of the United States will crumble should Grace fail to be found guilty. Endler responds by stating that Grace was simply doing her job, and that the law separating church and state was written by Thomas Jefferson in an effort to protect the church, not persecute it. Kane builds a strong case against Brooke by bringing forward witnesses such as Kinney and Brooke's parents, prompting Endler to rethink their defense. Meanwhile Brooke, who has developed a new found faith, stands in solidarity with her friends against Kinney. The defense is dealt another blow when their key juror, Pastor David Hill (David A.R. White), becomes ill. Christian apologist J. Warner Wallace is called as an expert witness, arguing that it is illogical to think that the gospel was a conspiracy because despite facing persecution and death, none of the Apostles ever retracted the accounts of seeing the risen Jesus. Kane is floored to learn that Wallace was formerly an atheist who was converted to Christianity.

    Brooke voices her support of Grace, and is allowed as a witness. Kane is able to trick her into admitting that it was Grace and not Brooke who initiated their first conversation about Jesus. As Grace becomes more and more discouraged, Brooke and her friends sing her a song in an attempt to build up her spirits. Using a tactic to position Grace as a hostile witness, Endler gets the judge to inform the jury not to let their bias or prejudices interfere with their verdict. The jury ultimately finds in favor of Grace, who rejoices along with Brooke and Endler as Kane stands humiliated.
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  • Dalton Farris
    Dalton Farris  2 days back

    Gods not dead was good, the 2nd one was shit the 3rd one was a little better but the 2nd one is mildly better than the war room

    • crimsonpirate9
      crimsonpirate9  2 days back

      I have seen so many pastors watch these movies like they are actual gospel without looking into it

      • Jennymk01
        Jennymk01  3 days back

        4:08 That Pink Floyd reference hurt. That was terrifying...

        • addison
          addison  5 days back

          i cant believe you didn’t mention Ray Wise. Leland Palmer, laura palmers dad from Twin Peaks was in this shit.

          • Yoonchan Chris Lee
            Yoonchan Chris Lee  5 days back

            Your video is better edited than most of the movies you review!! Good work.

            • alam71us
              alam71us  5 days back

              My religion is anime

              • the punkacedude
                the punkacedude  5 days back

                Are you actually a fucking sciantard?!

                • Blackrain7070
                  Blackrain7070  6 days back

                  There's this really amazing movie called "God on Trial," that I think was based on a true story but I can't recall. It's about jewish men in auschwitz holding their own court and arguing the possibility of god's existence and the possibility that they've been abandoned. It's natural that they would be questioning this, considering their circumstances, and (to me) was a very emtional movie. I recommend it

                  • bheatz1
                    bheatz1  6 days back

                    I went to a liberal public high school, where we had a very in-depth world religion class. Weirdly, none of the teachers ever got fired for talking about Christ in a historical context. We also had both a Christmas tree and a Menorah in our entrance hall during the holiday season. I must've gone to one of those alternative-reality high schools.

                    • Pink 0mega
                      Pink 0mega  7 days back

                      After that whole review and shity movie all I'm thinking right now is what kind of movie would Jesus Direct?

                      • Adam Sedor
                        Adam Sedor  1 weeks back

                        the sad thing is the Pure Flex HQ is in Scottsdale AZ








                        AND IM ONLY 20 MINUTES OR SO AWAY FROM THERE!!!!!

                        • Martian Warrior
                          Martian Warrior  1 weeks back

                          18:30 - 18:38 So it's basically South-African court / parliament meetings?

                          • JoshSketchShow
                            JoshSketchShow  1 weeks back

                            How dare you Ralph. I'm offended.
                            Those were dirty Protestants that were well dressed in that film, not Catholics.

                            • Joseph Rowe
                              Joseph Rowe  1 weeks back

                              Jim Morrison's Not Dead
                              Elvis Presley's Not Dead
                              Tupac's Not Dead
                              Freddie Mercury's Not Dead
                              Jimi Hendrix's Not Dead
                              Michael Jackson's Not Dead

                              • Magicgirlamy
                                Magicgirlamy  1 weeks back

                                As a Christian... I loved both of your reviews. Because its completely honest.

                                • J M
                                  J M  1 weeks back

                                  This is fukin stupid..

                                  • Ollie Neil
                                    Ollie Neil  1 weeks back

                                    2:20 hazah a man of quality

                                    • SGT.cakebaker
                                      SGT.cakebaker  2 weeks back

                                      There's literally so many historical stories of actual Christian persecution in Africa and Asia that would make for absolute banger movies, yet these "Christians" waste their funds on stupid, hateful, and corny movies. Oh well, guess all we can do is point and laugh until they get the message.

                                      • edoge183
                                        edoge183  2 weeks back

                                        21:29
                                        In school nobody is entitled to anything, except of course the 42 year old having a midlife crisis at the end of a ruler...

                                        • Elin Hervall
                                          Elin Hervall  2 weeks back

                                          It's so silly bc the way she referenced Jesus in the classroom was exactly how you'd reference a work of literature. And you're allowed to talk about the Bible in school as it pertains to being an important piece of historical literature, as long as the teacher isn't talking about their own beliefs and imposing it on their students. We literally had a couple weeks my senior year English class reading "the Bible as in literature," where the whole class (including the teacher) discussed the Bible as a historical text that has been a major influence on our society and literature etc, while of course recognizing that it IS a religious text, but not talk about it religiously... If that made sense. My point being you can absolutely talk about Jesus in the classroom, it just depends how you talk about it. This "film" is so ridiculously unrealistic it's insane.

                                          Edit: and big oof to "you basically proved the existence of Jesus" - I'm pretty sure most people aren't debating that Jesus was a man who existed in the world, it's the question of God's existence and if Jesus is the son of God. You'd think Christians might have a better idea of what it is they're even arguing against. JESUS! (pun intended)

                                          Also Edit: it seems like there are some Christians today that really love the idea that they are somehow being persecuted in a country with more Christians than any other religious population. It's irrational and so far out of reality. Why do you WANT to be persecuted?!

                                          • Questo Young
                                            Questo Young  2 weeks back

                                            As a Christian I personally feel we should stay away from making corny ass films lol

                                            • Philly Sapphire
                                              Philly Sapphire  2 weeks back

                                              In classrooms (american ones at least), you can't actually teach religion unless a student asked for an explanation about something religious or it's a religion class. Example: we're learning about ancient Rome. My teacher has to mention Jesus a few times. That's fine because it's in historical context. If he started going all "Praise the lord!!!!!" that's not okay because he's teaching religion. This movie was probably referencing that rule BUT as far as I know you can't go to court for doing that.

                                              • Lab Matt
                                                Lab Matt  2 weeks back

                                                Director of God's Not Dead 2: [plays Ace Attorney] This is how a courtroom works, right? Yes, yes it is.

                                                • Courtney Osterhout
                                                  Courtney Osterhout  2 weeks back

                                                  I thought one o the biggest lessons Jesus teaches is to not judge other people, and to treat others how you would like to be treated? Does this movie completely ignore that fact, or...?

                                                  • Jonathan Stern
                                                    Jonathan Stern  2 weeks back

                                                    Those glasses make you look like a pedo.

                                                    • Tim Dinh
                                                      Tim Dinh  2 weeks back

                                                      LMAO at 13:50 the background with jesus putting thumbs up

                                                      • TheDogMan142 2
                                                        TheDogMan142 2  2 weeks back

                                                        Ironically, lying is quite a bad sin.

                                                        • Connor Dixon
                                                          Connor Dixon  2 weeks back

                                                          God is dead, and we have killed him.

                                                          - Pureflix, 2019

                                                          • A Spoopy Scaley Scary Man

                                                            As a christian I'm genuinely pissed off by these films. The whole point of our faith is to treat everyone as equal and respect life; this has nothing to do with saying that we're "at war" with the world. These films have done far more harm to the religion than good, and I can only hope most people understand most Christians aren't like this.

                                                            • A Spoopy Scaley Scary Man
                                                              A Spoopy Scaley Scary Man  5 days back

                                                              Not exactly. there are a few passages which take slavery for granted, and say abusing slaves is bad, but never says outright that slavery is wrong. When the books were written, Slavery was common and considered a part of daily life. Bare in mind that Christians don't believe that God himself wrote the Bible, we believe mortals who had experienced religious miracles wrote the Bible, which allows for all sorts of personal biases and signs of the time it was written. The general message of the faith doesn't gel well with Slavery, it was just so ingrained in the lives of the people who wrote it that they never thought of it as being wrong.

                                                            • Barry Scott
                                                              Barry Scott  5 days back

                                                              Doesn't the bible condone slavery?

                                                          • Yomablader
                                                            Yomablader  2 weeks back

                                                            4:07 I don't understand how they expected viewers not to sympathize with the atheists, if they hold up a poster with the prism from Dark Side of the Moon and the text "Hey preacher, leave our kids alone"

                                                            • Texas Dice
                                                              Texas Dice  2 weeks back

                                                              The most realistic part of this movie is that an offended white boy in high school tried to get someone fired for offending him.

                                                              • Orion3005
                                                                Orion3005  2 weeks back

                                                                My fucking aunt took me to see this while it was in theaters, long story short I abandoned Christianity soon after.

                                                                • Lord Dessik
                                                                  Lord Dessik  2 weeks back

                                                                  Only upper middle class American christians would think being asked not to do something in a particular place that you can do literally anywhere else is oppression 😂

                                                                  • moondogsballroom
                                                                    moondogsballroom  2 weeks back

                                                                    The characters in this movie (and the makers of it) are definitely not Catholic, as you say several times. They are Evangelical Protestants who would actually regard the Catholic Church as heretical.

                                                                    • Dee Dee
                                                                      Dee Dee  2 weeks back

                                                                      Jamie Fox: “They got T!”
                                                                      Lady who can’t cry: “Nooo!”

                                                                      • YBN - Channel In Progress

                                                                        I just watched it coz God actually sucks

                                                                        • Jeffery Thibodeaux
                                                                          Jeffery Thibodeaux  2 weeks back

                                                                          These movies were made for the decreasing Christian demographic

                                                                        • data_trash
                                                                          data_trash  2 weeks back

                                                                          Leland!

                                                                          • Cthulhu's Curse
                                                                            Cthulhu's Curse  2 weeks back

                                                                            I'm not Christian or Catholic so there for I don't believe that there is a God unless if some Catholic Christianity dumb fuck is willing to change my mind that "there is a God" other than that fuck off I'm not saying this cuz I'm a bad person its my fucking belief

                                                                            • Rex Rip
                                                                              Rex Rip  2 weeks back

                                                                              Hey, whats the song from the start?

                                                                              • Rex Rip
                                                                                Rex Rip  1 weeks back

                                                                                @Massive dnegel here Thanks man. I got the other one. Same song, different artist! <3

                                                                              • Massive dnegel here
                                                                                Massive dnegel here  1 weeks back

                                                                                Lupe Fiasco
                                                                                -Daydreamin'

                                                                            • Etahyn
                                                                              Etahyn  3 weeks back

                                                                              Best way to make this movie better, it was all a painkiller induced dream that the girl with cancer is having because they couldn't cure it in time

                                                                              • Firstnam Lastnameson
                                                                                Firstnam Lastnameson  3 weeks back

                                                                                Itd be a lot better if it was in black and white.

                                                                                • AstroDATBoi101
                                                                                  AstroDATBoi101  3 weeks back

                                                                                  God is dead, and we have killed him.

                                                                                  -Michael Reeves, Whenever he said this

                                                                                  • Kunisake
                                                                                    Kunisake  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Christian movies just aren't good overall, and that's coming from a Christian. Passion of the Christ is pretty good. The Case For Christ is good. But this isn't. It has bad acting, poor writing, unbearable dialogue, and bland characters

                                                                                    • savodoom
                                                                                      savodoom  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Highlighting perfectly how religion poisons everything, society...minds.... rational thinking and makes otherwise good people do terrible things and isn't it kinda daft to assume a mythical character is actually alive?

                                                                                      • Nicky
                                                                                        Nicky  3 weeks back

                                                                                        “We gonna prove that god is ded”
                                                                                        ... what?

                                                                                        • veg4life
                                                                                          veg4life  3 weeks back

                                                                                          sabrinas dry ovaries is still a bit hot, i would tap that

                                                                                          • t Time
                                                                                            t Time  3 weeks back

                                                                                            U literally bring up your $10000 movie in every video