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** While cross-examining Brooke (the student who Grace comforted after her brother died), the “evil” ACLU lawyer points out that as a teacher, Grace was unqualified to give advice for Brooke’s personal problems and should have directed the latter to the school’s counselor.

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** While cross-examining Brooke (the student who Grace comforted helped convert to Christianity after her brother died), the “evil” ACLU lawyer points out that as a teacher, Grace was unqualified to give advice for Brooke’s personal problems and should have directed the latter to the school’s counselor.


** The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, Christians really have persecuted certain groups historically so it makes sense for someone to hold this view.

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** The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, belief. Christians really have persecuted certain groups historically so it makes sense for someone to hold this view.


** The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, which many (but not all) of the non-Christian and historian viewers would agree with.

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** The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, which many (but not all) of the non-Christian and historian viewers would agree with.Christians really have persecuted certain groups historically so it makes sense for someone to hold this view.


** While cross-examining Brooke (the student who Grace comforted after her brother died), the evil ACLU lawyer points out that as a teacher, Grace should have directed Brooke to the school’s counselor.

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** While cross-examining Brooke (the student who Grace comforted after her brother died), the evil “evil” ACLU lawyer points out that as a teacher, Grace was unqualified to give advice for Brooke’s personal problems and should have directed Brooke the latter to the school’s counselor.


* StrawmanHasAPoint: The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, which many (but not all) of the non-Christian and historian viewers would agree with.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: StrawmanHasAPoint:
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The lead "evil atheist" refers to Christianity as an oppressive belief, which many (but not all) of the non-Christian and historian viewers would agree with.with.
** While cross-examining Brooke (the student who Grace comforted after her brother died), the evil ACLU lawyer points out that as a teacher, Grace should have directed Brooke to the school’s counselor.

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** Grace is given a public defender...for a ''civil'' law case.

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* PropagandaPiece: What, this movie? No, of course not. This film contains [[BlatantLies no political agenda whatsoever.]]


** During Lee Strobel's testimony, he claims that the way our calendar counts from the approximate birth time of Jesus as proof of his existence. However, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2016/03/review-gods-not-dead-2-dir-harold-cronk-2016.html as a Patheos reviewer pointed out]], the ''anno domini'' (A.D.) way of counting years in the calendar wasn't invented until the 6th century by Dionysus Exiguus, a monk living in the Eastern Roman Empire, long after Christianity had been adopted as an official religion by the Roman and Byzantine empires. Historians believe Jesus was born between 4 BC (Herod's death) and 7 AD (Quirinius' census), based on the stories of his birth in the Gospels [[note]]Strictly speaking the Gospels say it was during the latter and before the former, which raises obvious problems nailing a date down.[[/note]]. This has been used as an argument against Jesus existing, since they can't agree on when he was born. Most historians do think he existed, but do not take any position about the divine nature Christians proclaim he had.

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** During Lee Strobel's testimony, he claims that the way our calendar counts from the approximate birth time of Jesus as proof of his existence. However, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2016/03/review-gods-not-dead-2-dir-harold-cronk-2016.html as a Patheos reviewer pointed out]], the ''anno domini'' (A.D.) way of counting years in the calendar wasn't invented until the 6th century by Dionysus Exiguus, a monk living in the Eastern Roman Empire, long after Christianity had been adopted as an official religion by the Roman and Byzantine empires. Historians believe Jesus was born between 4 BC (Herod's death) and 7 AD (Quirinius' census), based on the stories of his birth in the Gospels Gospels.[[note]]Strictly speaking the Gospels say it was during the latter and before the former, which raises obvious problems nailing a date down.[[/note]]. [[/note]] This has been used as an argument against Jesus existing, since they can't agree on when he was born. Most historians do think he existed, but do not take any position about the divine nature Christians proclaim he had.


* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Some atheist viewers seem to like Ray Wise's portrayal of a [[SnidelyWhiplash cartoonishly evil]] atheist simply for putting effort into his performance and adding some [[HamAndCheese much-needed hammery]] to the movie.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Some atheist viewers seem to like Ray Wise's portrayal of a [[SnidelyWhiplash [[DastardlyWhiplash cartoonishly evil]] atheist simply for putting effort into his performance and adding some [[HamAndCheese much-needed hammery]] to the movie.


* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Some atheist viewers seem to like Ray Wise's portrayal of a cartoonishly evil atheist simply for putting effort into his performance and adding some [[HamAndCheese much-needed hammery]] to the movie.

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* MexicansLoveSpeedyGonzales: Some atheist viewers seem to like Ray Wise's portrayal of a [[SnidelyWhiplash cartoonishly evil evil]] atheist simply for putting effort into his performance and adding some [[HamAndCheese much-needed hammery]] to the movie.


* {{Sequelitis}}: Many have questioned why this film exists outside of making money off of the people the film panders to. Not to mention [[RecycledScript it is clearly the same film as the first one]] [[SequelEscalation just on a grander scale]].



* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel: Many of the harshest critics will still describe this film as better than the first film, but mostly that is because of its more streamlined story and better lighting, which is due to its bigger budget.
-->"''[[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/apr/01/gods-not-dead-2-review-pure-flix God’s Not Dead 2 is a much better movie than God’s Not Dead, but that’s a bit like saying a glass of milk left on the table hasn’t curdled and is merely sour".]]''


** During Lee Strobel's testimony, he claims that the way our calendar counts from the approximate birth time of Jesus as proof of his existence. However, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2016/03/review-gods-not-dead-2-dir-harold-cronk-2016.html as a Patheos reviewer pointed out]], the ''anno domini'' (A.D.) way of counting years in the calendar wasn't invented until the 6th century by Dionysus Exiguus, a monk living in the Eastern Roman Empire, long after Christianity had been adopted as an official religion by the Roman and Byzantine empires. Historians believe Jesus was born between 4 BC (Herod's death) and 7 AD (Quirinius' census), based on the stories of his birth in the Gospels. This has been used as an argument against Jesus existing, since they can't agree on when he was born. Most historians do think he existed, but do not take any position about the divine nature Christians proclaim he had.

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** During Lee Strobel's testimony, he claims that the way our calendar counts from the approximate birth time of Jesus as proof of his existence. However, [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/filmchat/2016/03/review-gods-not-dead-2-dir-harold-cronk-2016.html as a Patheos reviewer pointed out]], the ''anno domini'' (A.D.) way of counting years in the calendar wasn't invented until the 6th century by Dionysus Exiguus, a monk living in the Eastern Roman Empire, long after Christianity had been adopted as an official religion by the Roman and Byzantine empires. Historians believe Jesus was born between 4 BC (Herod's death) and 7 AD (Quirinius' census), based on the stories of his birth in the Gospels.Gospels [[note]]Strictly speaking the Gospels say it was during the latter and before the former, which raises obvious problems nailing a date down.[[/note]]. This has been used as an argument against Jesus existing, since they can't agree on when he was born. Most historians do think he existed, but do not take any position about the divine nature Christians proclaim he had.


** Grace's lawyer is an atheist and she is a devout Christian. Despite their different views, practically nothing comes from this dynamic as he essentially agrees with everything she wants.

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** Grace's lawyer [[TokenEnemyMinority is an atheist atheist]] and she is a devout Christian. Despite their different views, practically nothing comes from this dynamic as he essentially agrees with everything she wants.

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* IdiotPlot: As pointed out ''all over'' this section, the film runs on this. This was probably the intent of the filmmakers to some extent, but for the wrong reasons than the finished product shows. They most likely wanted to portray the fact that the teacher went to court over referencing Jesus as a result of a kid's overacting to what she said as said idiot plot, but the ''actual'' idiot plot comes from ''how'' they set it up, as a teacher who referenced The Bible as she did, when answering a student's question and not preaching in any way, would never go to court like she is. She might be questioned on said words if a student really would've had a problem with what she said, but all she would've had to do is tell that person the context around the words and she'd be fine.


* {{Glurge}}: The way this movie portrays non-Christians as bad people, and Christians as invariably good, sends the message that other beliefs are malicious, beyond even simply being wrong. Then again, this movie was always intended as a propaganda piece.

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* {{Glurge}}: The way this movie portrays non-Christians as bad people, and Christians as invariably good, sends the message that other beliefs are malicious, beyond even simply being wrong. Then again, this movie was always intended as a propaganda an exploitation piece.

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