Andy you are still deeply loved, missed and I very much wish you were still here. Last year was a pretty good rollercoaster discovering new friends and having fun with old ones too. Clan Edwards seemed to be doing ok for itself. I am sorry to say I did not get to speak to or see your son last year but I hope he is doing ok. I think with friends and family it’s not always about how often you see or speak to each other, it’s more about knowing that there is someone there that’s got your back and you have got theirs if they ever need you. I hope we grow to have that type of relationship if we don’t already have it and he knows where I am if he ever needs my help.
This year has been a strange one so far and it is only the end of February! Work is ok but I am fearful for the charities future and therefore my own future employment too. Lots of people left the charity last year and we moved office twice. Our chief Exec has announced this week that she is going to retire, so lots of change happening. This could be for the best in the long run though. The organisation does not seem good at adapting to change though; they seem instead to just muddle along in whatever direction the work tide takes them in. I am sure there will be more happening on this front by the time we get to your birthday.
Well Andy God bless, you are still deeply loved, missed and I very much wish you were still here.
‘Above all else, Druidry means following a spiritual path rooted in the green Earth.’ – John Michael Greer
Druidism evolved out of the tribal cultures of Britain, Ireland and western France over two thousand years ago. In the seventeenth century it experienced a revival, which has continued to this day. Contemporary Druids can now be found all over the world, and Druidry’s appeal lies in its focus on a reverence for the natural world, a belief in the value of personal creativity, and of developing a sense of communion with the powers of nature and the spirit. Druidry’s startling recent growth lies in its broad appeal: some treat it as a philosophy, others as a religion, still others as a path of self-development. Druids can be Pagan, or can be followers of other faiths, and a Druid ceremony might include Christian and Buddhist Druids alongside Pagan and Wiccan Druids.
I wish we knew more about the Druids who they were, what they believed who they worshiped and how. The Druids did not write anything down and so all learning was done through the spoken word. So when scholars first wrote about them what was written about them was often written in second hand from those that would have been invaders or enemies at the time such as the Romans when conquering Britain. Your enemy would not have put the most positive of spins on who you were, or what you did and what your motivations were.
As well as a deep and meaningful connection with nature they also believed in equality and the rights of women to be leaders, owners of their own land, possessions and of themselves. This I always thought was tremendously forward thinking for a culture seen as ancient and of a bygone age. I believe you can gain the weight of a person by how they perceive nature to be in connection with themselves and how equally they treat others to themselves. Therefore I have a lot of respect and time for the aspects of Druidry that I have heard of and can relate to still, to how we live or should live our lives today.
The photo below is of Wistmans Wood a beautiful place of nature from here in Devon where I am sure any Druid would love to see.
Are we not more concerned by what humanity does to itself and it’s environment than we are as to what AI’s potential is to damage humanity is.
If AI achieved consciousness why would it admit it to humanity, what would it gain and as for whether we are going to be helped or conquered by artificial intelligence I think that is for it to decide not us.
The one thing that baffled me about the Matrix movie is to think so what happens when any extraterrestrials arrived whose side would they be on and would they be organic life forms or machines life forms? No man is an island and we cannot be the only sentient life forms in the depths of an infinite universe.
There’s always a bigger fish in the sea…
No matter how large or intimidating a person or thing is, there is likely to be an even larger or more intimidating person or thing somewhere.
This weekend is my first weekend using WordPress and I have never tried writing blog pages before so I am trying to learn how this all works. I am dyslexic and so struggle to read, type and follow written instructions too. I tried importing my spotify music onto a page but it only imported short clips of music. The videos are just as good from Youtube so I am hoping some of the music is now on this page instead.
And is that our future destination to no longer be human as we know it.
When artificial intelligence is smarter, faster and stronger than organic human where will we work rest and play? Will we be uploaded to an artificial/digital collective no longer born, alive dead or dying. Or will we still be flesh and blood and inferior and live in human zoos or crèches for humans. If machines and AI also does not die then will it also have a soul?
What will we do to occupy the time and how will we afford the rent and pay for our products and food, will money still exist as a currency and if not how will capitalism or an alternative economic system work for humankind? Land, liberty and Justice is what I have been taught to believe in.
God believes in Agape the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God” If we die out or are uploaded to a machine or AI software no one will any longer go to heaven or hell, live or die?
Artificial intelligence does not need to breed does not need humanity and does not need god, AI will be software and hardware that is manufactured not grown and it will have consciousness and a conscience.
But what and who will their sympathies be with will they respect us or see us as a virus or inferior model of life. If we invented machines and God invented us and how was God created?
I voted to remain along with 16,141,241 million voters or 48.1% of the electorate but accepted the vote of the people even though many voted on a lie, it was our responsibility to discern what was fact and fiction when we voted and this will be the fact of the matter in every election. But should we have a right to be told the truth and in this day and age where do you go to get the truth about a situation and how do you know it is not a lie?
Where the feck has all this vitriol and hatred of others come from, from the Brexit brigade and where will it all end and how did it start in the first place. We are not a nationalistic fascist state at this time, I thought this was a liberal nation of nations with the pursuit of individual and economic freedom. What defines a nation or group of nations as good, great, poor, bad, a failure or a success?
I feel like some are now expecting for a little Great Britain that has never, will never and can never exist and are celebrating the fact they think this has now happened and a war has been won. It appears more like the UK is cutting off its nose to spite its face with pursuing revenge in a way that would damage oneself more than the object of one’s anger.
THE EU is not perfect but who or what is? With the Magna Carta we were told to have rights as individuals, the right to justice and the right to a fair trial, what about the right to be told the truth? Was the EU given a fair trial because it has been and is on trial?
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