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One Australian commentator has noted the current trend with families, faith and by extension the wider community must necessarily be a transient one for it cannot sustain a creative, productive, visionary civilisation for long and will burn itself out - the term ascedia (please excuse my spelling) which describes a lack of spirituality, reverence, contemplation and awe towards a higher order of life than mere humanity - as found in Christianity, for instance, leads to a death of the heart and innevitable death of society.
Ascedia, Christian ascedia to be exact (along with generous scoopfuls of mesandry) seem to be the order of the day ... and have been for the past 50 years.
I tend to obsess for lack of a better word on the sins of ascedia and sloth.