This is another movie where older people may just not get it.
When I read Ebert's review his main criticism's centred on the characters but personally I found myself throughout the movie saying for almost all characters `I know someone like that'.
Too many people like their movies to wrap everything up at the end and have everything explained to them and for Lassie to save the day.
Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith. Will you get into tight spots..you start sharing your Faith with others? Before you can answer one question, you're asked another.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.
Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.
Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Because if we are sincere in our desire to share the truth with others..share Jesus Christ with others..Jesus will find a way to make something good come out of even our mistakes.
But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #4: Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong...truths that our faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #3: Luke , "Do not be afraid, henceforth Will you make mistakes? Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance..get asked about Purgatory, Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments all in rapid fire succession.is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.Not an apology in the modern sense of the word - which is to say you're sorry for something.On the other hand if you like a movie to challenge you then I am sure you will find ROA superb.