Since reality refuses to conform to their wishes, theists like to pretend that it does. A bit like a football fan who, after seeing his team play a crap game and suffer a deserved defeat, still blames the referee because that's more comforting than admitting that, you team is crap. I remember this short story I read once, where a father has found a way to keep the brain processes of his dead son alive inside a computer simulation. He keeps improving the simulation. After a while, he runs out of money and makes deals with theists that he'll set up separate simulations where the theists can upload themselves and "live" in the presence of their computer generated god.
I can't even wrap my head around the doublethink this sort of thing requires. Yet, in real life, the people making Gone (and God's not dead, ...) do engange is slightly reduced form of this doublethink.
I mean, come on, they're making these movies precisely BECAUSE they are quite simply not true.