Leading Others To Lead Others

Written by Jack Danyá Kemplin, based on a homily originally given by Tiavi for Cornerstone 2007, and written by Tiavi Rudow for The First Church of The Living Dead. From The Heart Of God, To The Feet Of The Hurting – Finding Your Purpose, And Living With Passion Introduction: First and foremost we must find…More

See the Unseen – and Endure

Originally written by Tiavi for The First Church of The Living Dead, adapted by Jack Danyá Kemplin. By faith he[Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he endured because he saw Him who is invisible. Hebrews 11:27 Spiritual sight will give us endurance Moses’ focus wasn’t on the temporal things that this physical realm…More

The First Church of The Living Dead

T.F.C.O.T.L.D. Community Page   Local meetings Now Every 4th Sunday of the month at 3pm, starting in May 2008 at Wake The Dead Cafe 1210 E Eldorado St Decatur Il.. Everyone’s welcome. Upcoming Ministry Events – See What Is Coming up locally and internationally for TFCOTLD ministries.   The Gathering Forum – Forum of TFCOTLD…More

Advice: If Homeless, Please Don’t Get A New Pet

I often meet homeless people who have dogs, and I am currently living in a tent with my cat. If a person has a home, a solid physical enclosed structure to live in, and they own pets, but then due to misfortunes of life they lose that home, and find themselves homeless, either living on…More

Easy Essays – The Sit-Down Technique

By Peter Maurin On Gandhi Lines Strike newsdoesn’t strike me,but the sit-down strikeis a different strikefrom the ordinary strike.In the sit-down strikeyou don’t strike anybodyeither on the jawor under the belt,you just sit down.The sit-down strikeis essentiallya peaceful strike.If the sit-down strikeremains a sit-down strike,that is to say,a strike in which you strikeby just sitting…More

These people honour me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me

Sometimes when I attend Catholic mass, I can’t help but hear the readings and wonder, “Are these people not hearing the words coming out of their own mouths?” They can literally read in one day, nothing but passages about how important it is to follow all of YHVH’s laws and statutes, and how they are…More

Easy Essays – Teachers, Traders, and Tricksters

By Peter Maurin No Recourse Politicians used to say:“We make prosperitythrough our wise policies.”Business men used to say:“We make prosperitythrough our private enterprise.”The workers did not seemto have anything to doabout the matter.They were eitherput to workor thrown outof employment.And when unemployment camethe workers had no recourseagainst the professedmakers of prosperity–politiciansand business men. Politics Is…More

Easy Essays – In The Light of History

By Peter Maurin The Communist PartyThe criticism of bourgeois capitalismby the Communist Partyis the criticismof Victor Considerantused by Marx and Engelsin the Communist Manifesto.The definition of Communismof the Communist Manifestois the definitionof Proudhonborrowed by Marx and Engels.The technique of class struggleis the techniqueadvocated by Marx and Engels.The technique of proletarian dictatorshipis the techniqueadvocated by Lenin.…More

Easy Essays – A Program For Immediate Needs

By Peter Maurin Social Missionaries A School of Social Studieswould be the training groundfor Social Missionaries,priests, laymen and women.As Al Smith said:“The social problemis not a problemfor politicians,business men,and lawyers.”The social problemis a problemfor Social Missionaries.The task of Social Missionariesis not to help peopleto adjust themselvesto the existing environment.The task of Social Missionariesis to teach…More

Easy Essays – Five Definitions

[The following is an analysis by Peter Maurin of definitions given by John Strachey (Communist), Lawrence Dennis (Fascist), Norman Thomas (Socialist) and Stanley High (Democrat) of their respective beliefs. (February, 1935)] What Communists Say They Believe Communists believethat the capitalist systemhas reached the pointwhere it does no longer work.Communists believethat when the workerscome to the…More