Living a Good Life Church
Resist Lies – Speak Truth – Be Brave
For dissidents who want to join a moral community to build the Retroculture, an authoritative community based on common sense. We practice cultural secession because we feel like strangers in our own lands. We are with the reactionary common sense counter-cultural revolution.
We question conventional wisdom.
We worship common sense.
Common sense must prevail.
Living a Good Life Church is open to everyone who believes there is absolute truth that can be discovered by observing the laws of nature. Common sense is the transcendent knowledge we gain from observing how people successfully consent to the laws of nature.
We are engaging in a spiritual counter-assault against the forces of darkness – consumerism, artificiality, postmodern nihilism, moral relativism, and social constructionism. We are doing battle with deviance, dysfunction, and degeneracy. We build capacity for health, holiness, and happiness.
We build community to prevent social isolation.
We help people find meaning and make sense of the world.
We alleviate existential anxiety.
We help people find peace to prevent frustration and anger.
Our founder, Rev Kev, is a Deistic Cultural Catholic who appreciates the moral teaching of traditional Roman Catholicism and other Conservative Christian faiths, but also the wisdom found in our European archetypes, symbols, traditions, and rituals.
The Roman Catholic Church is in darkness as are other mainstream Christian denominations. This church is for people who want to belong to something invigorating and new, but who wish to honor the natural understandings, laws, and boundaries that have been reinforced by historical Christianity. Please review the About, How We Try to Live Good Lives, and The Commitment pages for more about our beliefs.
Rev Kev is also a proponent of the Authentic Happiness approach which can be viewed as a secular-spiritual path to human flourishing. He received his pastoral training in the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program, and has advanced that approach by balancing the happiness underpinnings of positive psychology with traditional understandings of human flourishing. Rev Kev is an ordained minister with the Universal Life Ministry.
Rev Kev is available to speak at your community organization or professional conference. The workshop, “I do not Participate – Building the Reactionary Retroculture” can be tailored for different audiences. His upcoming book, Living a Good Life, is a primer for personal flourishing and community restoration.
Living a Good Life Church is not associated with any other church or denomination, We have derived our formal doctrine and discipline from a combination of European Christian and other spiritual traditions, classical philosophy, western folk psychology, and honest contemporary social sciences, including moral psychology and positive psychology. The amalgam of these sources of wisdom is our creed.
We battle pessimism and propaganda with hope and truth.
Tune in to regular sermons on the You Tube channel, Old School Counselor.
Our individualized, guided worship services occur primarily outside in beautiful places that make it easier for our congregants to experience God and his natural laws more vibrantly. Congregants can worship on their own or in small local groups, and share their experiences with the larger church virtually. Our ritual includes hearing wisdom, reflection, sharing personal challenges and joys, witnessing, encouragement, and accountability.
Our Maine congregation meets in Bridgton on Friday evenings.
Forming Steering Committee Now.
Living a Good life Church Inc. is registered as a religious nonprofit corporation in the State of Idaho, and is therefore considered tax-exempt under section 501 (c) 3 (federal recognition pending).
Tax-deductible donations may be sent by check to Living a Good Life Church, 6 Elm Street #931 Bridgton, ME 04009. Use this link to make a donation via PayPal or credit card.
Members of Living a Good Life Church do not engage in political activities as part of their official capacity as church members. Members speak for themselves as individuals.
“One thing men are responsible for is bringing order to the world. They don’t always succeed, but it must be their duty to make the effort, and it’s not wise to distract them with histrionics when they attempt to do that, or shame them for trying. You are not excused from your duty in any case, American men. It’s not okay to pretend to be women to escape your duty. The women must not allow the men to hide among them and pretend to be them. They must insist that you be men.
One of your duties as men is to oppose false realities to preserve meaning, and you do that first by insisting on being upright yourself and speaking of things as they really are so that you can do with them what you must do. And this is the meaning of authority, which has been submerged in the flood we’re riding on, this flood of false realities drowning the meaning of everything.” – Jim Kunstler
“For those of us who wish to help return sanity to an insane world, the first step is to bring order to our own minds and to live in a way that provides inspiration for others to follow.
It is not for nothing that our age cries out for the Redeemer Personality, for the one who can emancipate himself from the grip of the collective psychosis, and save at least his own soul, who lights a beacon of hope for others, proclaiming that here is at least one man, who has succeeded in extricating himself from the fatal identity with the group psyche.” Carl Jung
“Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.” Charles Mackay
“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance-it is not. It is suffering from tolerance. Tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos. Our country is not nearly so overrun with the bigoted as it is overrun with the broadminded.” Monsignor Fulton J. Sheen
“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
Since at least the 1960s, a war of increasingly global significance has been waged against human ‘primary ties’: the traditional family bond, faith, homeland, culture, and ethnicity. This aggression has been waged by a confluence of hostile groups including oligarchs and financiers, dysfunctional types who both promote and excel in filth and decay, and ethnic cliques motivated by extreme racial enmity. Connecting these various groups are a host of security agencies, NGOs, and technocrats, resulting in a bewildering swirl of attack points and subterfuge. If the Western peoples and their culture are locked in conflict, we are witnessing not a straightforward duel but a hyena attack. Faced with a large opponent, these hostile groups move simultaneously to both run the West to exhaustion and to tear chunks from its vital blood vessels. It is difficult indeed to find clarity in the middle of such a storm. ……. – Andrew Joyce
“Let not any one pacify his conscience by the delusion that he can do no harm if he takes no part, and forms no opinion. Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing. He is not a good man who, without a protest, allows wrong to be committed in his name, and with the means which he helps to supply, because he will not trouble himself to use his mind on the subject.” – John Stuart Mill