THE results of the 2016 Census uncovered trends in recreation, regions, race, relationships and religion.
With the evolution of weekends as just another two days in the week, it is obviously exploited by shops and venues which can pay its casuals mid-weekly rates, now being legitimised by government policy.
Since the last Census, the trend in religion is that most have declared they have no religion. That is debatable!
Objects of worship don’t necessarily have to be a god, some idol or figurehead.
Emotions, commitment and obsessions can be imposed on objects, activities, people or even sport.
Since Sunday is no longer a sacred day set aside for religious attendance at a church building, as it had even 50 years ago, worshipping God together, it is now replaced by other activities such as sport, shopping or outings for recreation.
Traditions which were once embedded in the Australian culture are now fluid and flexible, with some discarded altogether.
Any wonder that crime is escalating, where morals and ethics are relative.
Right is right and wrong is wrong and not up for deliberation. Moral absolutes and truth are non-negotiable. — Eloise Rowe Tannum Sands