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Without a Paddle

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Source: Catholic News Service

Fitfully funny comedy about three lifelong friends (Seth Green, Matthew Lillard and Dax Shepard), inspired by the untimely death of the clique's fourth amigo, who impulsively set out to make good on a childhood pact and search for a hidden treasure in the Pacific Northwest wilderness. But their canoe trip downriver hits some comical rapids -- including run-ins with a grizzly and a pair of heavily armed backwoods marijuana farmers. As directed by Steven Brill, the film is full of forced frat-house humor and gross-out sight gags, which, while balanced by a positive though schmaltzy message about friendship, leaves the story up the creek. A few sexual encounters, drug content and some violence as well as recurring coarse language and crude humor. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.



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Justin: Justin never ended his quest for religious truth even when he converted to Christianity after years of studying various pagan philosophies. 
<p>As a young man, he was principally attracted to the school of Plato. However, he found that the Christian religion answered the great questions about life and existence better than the philosophers. </p><p>Upon his conversion he continued to wear the philosopher's mantle, and became the first Christian philosopher. He combined the Christian religion with the best elements in Greek philosophy. In his view, philosophy was a pedagogue of Christ, an educator that was to lead one to Christ. </p><p>Justin is known as an apologist, one who defends in writing the Christian religion against the attacks and misunderstandings of the pagans. Two of his so-called apologies have come down to us; they are addressed to the Roman emperor and to the Senate. </p><p>For his staunch adherence to the Christian religion, Justin was beheaded in Rome in 165.</p> American Catholic Blog Gray and overcast...from my earthly perspective, but it’s sunny above these storm clouds. Grace lets us see life from God’s point of view.

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