IT ISN'T EXACTLY A WARM AND FUZZY WORD. Think lethargy, indifference, time-wasting, complacency, a glazed attitude of ... who cares anyway? The Bible warns against the vice of apathy (as one of the seven deadly sins) in the form of sloth, which "casteth into a deep sleep" (Prov. 19:15). Christian Science explains that deep sleep as a mesmerized state of thought, or the effects of animal magnetism—the downward pull toward matter-based, dead-end thinking. Who wants that?

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