Perhaps some of the survivors of societal breakdown form roving bands of anarchists who travel through countries on rusting bicycles, lugging squat trailers packed with essentials. When they find pockets of civilisation, seeds are traded, medical supplies exchanged, SSB messages synced with the few devices still functioning. The roving group feast on fresh foods before stocking up on supplies for a long trip. Perhaps they break into a data facility, where a trailer with hacked electric systems is rigged to a single server. The group mount their bicycles and together create just enough power for the server to boot up, while a tech within their group scours the aging hard drives for useful data from a battered laptop. Perhaps they discover a waterfall in the woods, where they are able to wash the day's dirt away and dig up a bountiful crop of potatoes that some previous traveller planted near the water.
If you do take the time to listen to the previous episode I would urge you to follow it up with this episode.
If you guys have a minute. This is the conversation that changed my life and reoriented me to a faith of love, hope and joy. This is what pushed me to Eastern Orthodox.
I’m exhausted, I don’t know what or why. I’m not sure if it’s depression or just the state of our world at the moment. I’m tired of seen the news, I’m tired of seeing and hearing about trump everywhere I look. I’m tired of all the divisions. I’m tired of my brain trailing off when I read or meditate or pray. I’m tired of feeling as if I’ve done something wrong. I’m tired of looking for answers and finding none. I’m tired of not accepting things as they’re. I’m just tired. 😞😩
Going to church camp is always a weird time for me. 2 years ago I listened to the "Genesis and Evolution" episode on the way to camp. From there, the questions that had been always in the back of my mind completely consumed me. Since then, I have had a complete reconstruction of my faith, and have realized my worth as a woman in the church. Please be thinking of me this week as I head off to camp and try to be a light to these kids. Also, Thank you @mike and @vishnu for your work!
As much as i wish they didn’t have to, it’s real refreshing to be on mastodon and seeing admins and users badgering and blocking fascists and misguided free-speech advocates. It really demonstrates that there is agency in this community that doesn’t exist on corporately owned/influenced platforms. We can squash these cockroaches, rather than just having to watch them mill about in the corners of our rooms. #nt
"I notice that the people who are afraid of machine super-intelligence are almost exclusively white men. I don't think anxiety about AI is really about AI at all. I think it's some white men's displaced anxiety upon realizing that women and people of color have and have always had sentience, and are beginning to act on it on scales they're unprepared for. There's a reason that AI is almost exclusively gendered as female."
Division's among the oppressed are a gift to the oppressor.
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