Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif Lulu Press ISBN# 978-0-557-03775-9 © Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar

Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics Introduction This is a Collection of Essays dealing with Critical Thomist Jurisprudence, Reality, and Politics. Table of Contents 1. Formal Operations Thinking 2. Bergson, Evolution, Genesis, and Quantum Physics 3. Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency 4. Classical Morality not Conventional Morality 5. Critical Thomism and Kant 6. Critical Thomism and the Liberal Compact 7. Drugs and Mental Illness 8. Druid Catholic Mass 9. Due Process and Magna Charta 10. Evolution and Utopia 11. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and Metaphysics 12. God and Communism 13. God, Communism, and the Rule of Law 14. Individual Rights and Patriarchy 15. Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? 16. I Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? 17. The Green Party 18. Law School

Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Self-actualization 33. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23. Seth. Consciousness. Mind Control 22. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38.19. The Dark Side of the Force 40. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . The Christ Child 37. Oblivion 27. The Correcting Entry 39. and Critical Thomism 34. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Natural Law and Music 25. Reason and Higher Love 31. Nazi Dupes 26. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Purgatory 29.

The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. and Evil 61. The Lurking God 47. The Crime of Penury 50. Timing and Intent 56. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. Trinitarian Democracy 60. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. The Final Solution 44. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. The Republican Manifesto 51. The Great Society 45. Quantum Field Theory 62.42. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Wild Deed 55. Truth. Relativism.

Why Santa Claus really Exists 66.65. Workfare 68. Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67. Zen and Daoism .

Concrete people cannot compare and contrast possible alternative future courses of action and choose a future which is logically superior. there is a more abstract. people in concrete operations cannot plan for the future. making the path impassible. asserted in his work that beyond the simple.D. Fejfar The developmental psychologist Piaget. Here is the problem for you to solve: Chris is walking down a path and comes to a fork in the path. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. difficult type of thinking known as formal operations. describing that path: Sign A: Path A is 1 mile long Path A is 3 feet wide Path A has a snack bar by the path Path A at the half way point has a bridge which is down for construction... or. and the second marked Path B. if he or she can think hypo-deductively. In this essay I am giving a short test for formal operations so that the reader can see. naïve thinking of concrete operations.Chapter 1 A Short Test for Formal Operations Thinking By Anthony J. Fejfar. Path A is paved with asphalt Sign B: Path B is 1 mile long Path B is 2 feet wide . hypo-deductive thought. You see. one path marked Path A. Esq. There is a sign at the head of each path. J.

. you the reader are required to choose the best path with the goal in mind of reaching a destination 3 miles down the path after the point where paths A and B have merged and have become one path again.Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now. You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B. BEGIN the TEST. and choose the path which logically is better. given the goal of reaching your destination. (Scroll down for the correct answer below after taking the test).

ANSWER: Path B While Path A has some nice features. with the bridge out it cannot be used to get to the destination. .

the idea that people were created by God. molecular. that you cannot change the atom itself. I. Evolution. there is no reason to think that you could not change a molecule. following Bergson. as a very gradual process of evolutionary change which is consistent with atheistic materialism. argued that evolution could only take place with rapid. There is no reason.A. is.D. how can we get to this notion of evolution and still stay in the realm of science. and Quantum Physics By Anthony J. to think that if you can change the subatomic makeup of an atom. And. but can certainly produce changes on the atomic. not with gradual incremental changes. changes in biological reality. Genesis. logically. The Quantum Field exists on a subatomic level. argue that evolution involves planned change from outside of space-time. J.. evolution is seen. Bergson. The question. on the other hand. with causation from outside of space-time by God and metaphysics. complex. And. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. involving God and metaphysics. or even biological levels. My response is that evolution takes place using Quantum Physics and Quantum Change. following Darwin. however. Fejfar For many persons. when you think about it. Recall that Quantum Physics is based upon the scientific idea that the Quantum Field exists outside of space-time. B.Chapter 2 Bergson. in Genesis in the Bible. Of course. Fejfar.. if you .. if you can change an atom. Esq. in his work on evolution. could be seen as evidence that evolution takes place very rapidly.

and the notion of scientific evolution. ex nihilo. Thus. or even human beings.can change a molecule. which very well might involve God. there is no reason to think that you could not change a biological cell. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. Thus. there really is no contradiction between the idea of theistic evolution. it is possible that evolutionary meaning on the Quantum level. but really out of the Quantum Field. in general. and certainly metaphysics. could produce large and sudden evolutionary changes. as if. . out of nothingness. or creation of human beings by God in the Bible.

I would like to argue that these persons are mistaken.” I have also heard psychiatric social workers argue that one who is not “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial” cannot own property. there are three different standards of proof which must be proved. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar I once heard a psychologist argue that in order to practice law. tells us that we live in a world and universe of moderate relativism. J.Chapter 3 Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency and a finding Of Judicially Incompetent to Stand Trial: An Analysis By Anthony J.A. because the type of intent required for a particular type of activity parallels the burden of which is required to prove a relevant fact at trial.D.. one had to be “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial. only probable knowledge. in relation to law. and what is required to prove a fact. B... using a legal proceeding. or reality. or contract. They are as follows: . in part. There is no absolute certainty in this world or universe. I have argued previously that contemporary science. based on Quantum Physics. Fejfar. Thus.

-involuntary psychiatric commitments. the standard for “reality” is different. I suppose. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. Now. Thus. some type of test is required.licensure.1. tort. Criminal Case. the following is true: In order to be judicially incompetent to contract or own property one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 55% or better. Civil Case. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. Civil Regulatory Case. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. contracts. If a person is alleged to be .property. and thus. environmental or corporate regulation.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99.

Similarly. in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea. it is possible that a person does not reach the 85% test for involuntary commitment (knows reality below 85% perceptually) and also clearly does not meet the 99. could not be involuntarily committed. it is equally true that a person could know reality at 87% probability but not 99. logically. and such a person could practice law. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). A Criminal Conviction requires that the Defendant must have really known what he or she was doing at a percentage of 99. Finally. or have dementia. that is. or hallucinatory. However. or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment). Obviously. or criminal intent. it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. Of course. one could have the judicial intent necessary to own property or contract. or hallucinatory. and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another. .9999999% . practice law.then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better.999999%. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent. Again. or have dementia. but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. contract.99999% test for criminal liability.99999% probability. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). could not be subject to a guardianship. one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 85% or better. then it must be proved that the person’s intent/reality perception is less accurate than 85% or better. or there is no basis for specific intent. have and exercise constitutional rights. The idea that a criminal defendant has been found judicially incompetent to stand trial for an inability to form specific intent cannot be used as a basis for asserting that such a person cannot own property. one must be found to be judicially incompetent to stand trial by reason of not being able to know reality at a level of 99.delusional. criminal intent. Now. yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. if a person is alleged to be delusional. Thus. for example.

. Thus. as a metaphysical quiddity.. Esq. are applying Classical Morality. and Neo-Platonism both hold the position that ethically and morally. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. independent of any knower. Fejfar. if they are to be categorized at level 3. as a Platonic Form or as a Substantial Form. not conventional morality. may instead be applying the post-conventional morality of level 6.Chapter 4 Classical Morality not Conventional Morality By Anthony J. J.A. when a person says that he or she trys to be “good. I would like to argue that some people at level 3 may seem to conventional.” this is probably interpreted as being a person who is living up to conventional expectations by unreflectively following some authority. these individuals. and as an End. Thus. The argument is that The Good actually exists. one is ordered toward The Good. Conventional Morality means that a person follows a specific authority for moral directions or guidance..D. Fejfar Developmental Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg argued that level 3 moral thinking is conventional morality. it would appear that some persons who appear to be applying conventional moral standards. So. a form of neo-thomism. B. individual or universal principles. Critical Thomism. but really aren’t.

The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. my morality. Maximization of Value. the Critical Thomist does not. Esq. While Utility means.. concretely. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. In this sense it is existential.D. J. this finds expression in each individual selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix.. my self chosen scale of values. As I have asserted previously. Fejfar.Chapter 5 Critical Thomism and Kant’s Categorical Imperative By Anthony J. is as follows: . While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority.

that is. 3. the question is would I wish that. even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position.e. for him. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of . what I rationally think is best for myself. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. Now. ideally. his Rational Self Interest. I Tony Fejfar. My Rational Self Interest.. my chosing to actualize. those values which are most meaningful to me. his autonomy. i. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. for me. Rationally. 2. that is. For Kant. some people. Helping others. 4. my Self Directedness. that is. his Self Actualization. typically through work.1. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. My Autonomy. So. and his helping others. and the Critical Thomist. My Self Actualization.

my morality position and scale of values passes the test of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. for him or herself.values that I have chosen. . Thus.

my self chosen scale of values. My Autonomy. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. Maximization of Value. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. J.Chapter 6 Critical Thomism and The Liberal Compact By Anthony J. While Utility. the Critical Thomist does not. Fejfar. is as follows: 5. that is. this finds expression in each individual means. my Self Directedness. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. As I have asserted previously..D. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. concretely. Esq.. . The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. my morality. In this sense it is existential.

as Critical Thomist. as paramount. I also argue for the Autonomy of every other Liberal Critical Thomist. I am also concerned with the Liberal Compact. Now. not only do I argue for my Autonomy as paramount. My Rational Self Interest. that is. Not only do I support my own Self Acutalization. my chosing to actualize. typically through work. I also act to encourage other Liberal Critical Thomists to help others. it means that I. as a Liberal. Finally. I also act to defend the Rational Self Interest of other Liberal Critical Thomists. . what I rationally think is best for myself. that is. 8. The Liberal Compact provides that every Liberal must support every other Liberal in protecting that Liber al’s individual rights. what does this mean.6. those values which are most meaningful to me. but. Thus. My Self Actualization. Critical Thomist must support the Liberal scale of values not only for myself. Helping others Now. 7. but for every other Liberal Critical Thomist. I also act to support the Self Actualization of other Liberal Critical Thomists. practically? Well. Not only do I act to defend my own Rational Self Interest. not only do I try to help others in my Life.

This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. Jesus the Son.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. The Common Good is merely the aggregate of all of us pursuing the Individual Good together. . the Common Good. and it works. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality. I suspect that even God the Father. and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists. and collectively. The Critical Thomist Liberal Compact supports the Individual Good.

Fejfar Dan Spencer was a newspaper reporter for the Pittsburgh Enquirer Weekly Newspaper. According to the psychiatrists.. though.Chapter 7 Drugs and Mental Illness A Work of Fiction An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. .. unknowingly. and was an investigative reporter..D. J. or hallucinogenic drugs. Dan wondered if most mental illness might be caused by the person. B. Dan had a weekly column. Dan was a undergraduate double major in English and Philosophy from Duequense University. Dan had a different hypothesis. Fejfar. the patient’s neurons just weren’t firing the right way. Dan had a friend who was a Russian reporter who found KGB files indicating an espionage program designed to make people appear to be mentally ill. Esq. so their careers would be destroyed. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dan was currently investigating the causes of mental illness. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and held his Juris Doctor degree in Law.A. Most psychiatrists claimed mental illness was caused by genetically abnormal brain functioning. taking poison.

and hoped for the best. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. and camphor in his blood. off the facility. Dan then bribed a psychiatric aide for information and found that psychiatry was deeply involved with “controlling” political “dissidents. Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law. often in the homes of the persons. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. before they were hospitalized. PCP. Because. lead. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. .Dan had another friend in the Czech MI5 intelligence organization who told Dan that the FBI and the CIA had a similar program to get rid of progressives and liberals in the United States. Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. The next week. The aide said.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. Dan took his friend out to eat. the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. So. no. arsenic. Dan’s friend was shocked at what the tests showed and said that he had never taken any sort of drugs or substances for any reason. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI. Enquirer.

Why the Jewish worship of God was tolerated is unclear. contrary to postmodern myth. Seth states that spiritual “Speakers” who channeled information from the “other side. . Fejfar. And. In his book.. Seth Speaks. Caesar was worshipped as a god. there was no religious freedom in Rome. not Roman Catholic. but whites too. long before they actually physically incarnated on Earth.. There was slavery in Rome. or perhaps even God himself. by Jane Robert. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and seems to be the exception that makes the rule. I think that the Druid tradition was informed by the Holy Spirit long before the historical coming of Jesus of Nazareth on Earth. J. I think that these Speakers were the early Druids and that they presaged the coming of Christ.Chapter 8 Druid Catholic Mass By Anthony J.A. but of course there were some big negatives too. I personally like the idea of a Druid Catholic Church. we just called ourselves Catholic.D.” I think that there are other metaphors we could use to denominate the Catholic Church. Esq.. Fejfar I was raised a Roman Catholic. There could be no false gods or a God worshipped beside Caesar. distinguishing it from Anglican “Catholicism. not just blacks. I guess Rome did some positive things for Western Civilization. B. In fact. but I never liked the term much. Plato. Growing up. and Aristotle. I have it on good authority that the idea of Roman Catholicism was an invention of a religious affairs reporter for Newsweek Magazine.” were teaching in Europe as far back as Cro Magnon times.

The real Catholic Mass. Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. A Druid Mass. This is the real doctrine and practice of tran-substanc[e]-iation (transubstanciation) as taught by the Church Councils at Nicea and at Trent. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. like some sort of cannibals. instead we have a transformative nature sacrifice of the bread and wine (or grape juice) into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Substance. because. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. . Now. metaphysically. to me. is a Druid Catholic Mass. maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church.

Fejfar One might wonder what Due Process of Law.. this means that any governmental law or action must be “reasonably related to a legitimate government interest. and that such Due Process of Law on the State Level. where the litigant can cross examine witnesses. 1681. or property. was applicable in States such as Pennsylvania. and where the is a right of appeal. Magna Charta requires that no person can be deprived of life. Esq. liberty. J. the Charter clearly states that all laws of Pennsylvania must be “consonant to reason.Chapter 9 Due Process. I argue that Due Process of Law was present prior to the 14th Amendment. this means that the litigant. In the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania.. that is.” With respect to procedural due process. Magna Charta. as of that time. This means that Pennsylvania is required to follow the requirements of Magna Charta.A. has the right to a fair hearing where there is an impartial trier of fact and law. prior to the enactment of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. continues even today. without a jury trial in accordance with the law of the land.. and . the Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania states that so far as is conveniently possible.D. where the rules of evidence apply. With respect to substantive due process. B. should conform to the laws of England. and the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania By Anthony J. Fejfar. whether civil or criminal. the British Constitution. Finally. the law of Pennsylvania. in accordance with the Natural Law of Liberty. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.” This means both substantive and procedural due process are required in the enforcement of any civil or criminal law in Pennsylvania. if any.

. it is clear that Pennsylvania has both substantive and procedural due process rights without referring to the 14the Amendment of the United States Constitution.procedural and substantive due process. Thus.

then humanity must have evolved where there was fresh fruit available the year round.Chapter 10 Evolution and Utopia By Anthony J. Fejfar Charles Darwin.. J. argued that random mutations tried in the court of evolutionary competition. Fejfar. scurvy causes a failure in the development of bones and teeth. it would seem that if evolution worked the way Darwin suggested. by Creation. it takes a sophisticated world wide economy in order for fresh fruit to be available the year round. the noted Evolutionist.D. Now. and only for a short period of time. In small children. Instead. If they don’t get it they get scurvy. or Creative Evolution. canning of fruit must have been available. positive. Fresh fruit in all tribal societies would only be available in the Fall. Both these options seem unlikely based upon the current idea that humans evolved from apes on the African plains. Perhaps. if evolution were really true. In adults it causes tooth loss. and only where fruit trees are growing.. that somehow our bodies would not need vitimin C. Human being need vitimin C in order to survive. human being were created or evolved in a Utopian society where fruit was available the whole year. the idea of a Garden of . Based on our modern experience. B. is responsible for evolution of all species. The idea is that evolution somehow produces constructive. Maybe this makes some sense. such as human beings. then. Let us consider this situation.A. evolutionary changes. Vitimin C really can only be found in significant quantities in fresh fruit. or. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. No. an often fatal disease. Esq. but I’m not sure. alternatively. somehow..

Eden, where people had fresh fruit the year round, or so the common myth has it, is supported by the idea of evolution itself.

Chapter 11 Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and Metaphysics By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In the Gadamer-Habermas debate, Habermas argues that there is no way to avoid the hermenutic circle, and thus that Gadamer’s Hermeneutic position is logically circular and invalid. I, on the other hand, argue that Gadamer’s Hermeneutics are valid because they are based upon metaphysics. Gadamer asserts that Hermeneutics, that is, philosophy of meaning, is based upon the idea that there are certain “forestructures of knowing” which guide hermeneutic interpretation. Obviously, if these forestructures are just ideas, then it would appear that hermeneutics are circular in nature and thus invalid. I would argue that just as Plato argued for the idea of the World of the Forms, so too, hermeneutics is guided by what I would call Hermeneutic Forms. I argue that Gadamer’s position is Platonist and is thus grounded in Metaphysics. Since the forestructures of knowing are in fact transcendent Immutable Platonic Forms, in the World of the Forms, better interpretations are possible. Additionally, using Lonerganian epistemology it is possible to argue that intuitive judgment and reflection are cognitive functions which transcend mere analytic understanding or hermeneutic interpretation. The argument is that intuition enables us to transcend hermeneutic understanding and helps to to find a better interpretation.

Chapter 12 God and Communism By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx, its author, takes the position that God is an infantile projection and that religion is the Opiate of the People. I argue that Marx point has some validity, but overall is wrong In his book, “The Two Sources of Morality and Religion,” philosopher Henri Bergson discusses two types of religion and two types of God. In the first type of religion, let us call this, Conventional Religion, religion is based upon inauthentic authority. People are taught to “pray, pay, and obey,” and nothing more. Genuine spirituality is suspect at best, considered evil at worst. Genuine spirituality or religious experience is considered evil by conventional people because the spiritual person has a direct pipeline to God, bypassing the religious authority system. I argue that spiritual people are Intuitive Mystics who value autonomy, rational self interest, self actualization, and helping others. Conventional people, on the other hand, value obedience, fitting in, conformity, appearances, the status quo, authoritarianism, and meaningless religious ritual. The “God” of convention fits with the religion of convention. The Conventional God is authoritarian, demand strict obedience, values appearances, values conformity, hates spiritual experience. This conventional God is the false God criticized by Karl Marx in the Communist manifesto. The religion criticized by Marx as the opiate of the people is precisely conventional religion

not the God of authority. it is possible to believe in the God of Being and be a Communist. Understood in this sense. Communism mean Equity. There is no contradiction. appearances. The God of Being inspires us to pursue Justice and Social Justice. or Spiritual. Intuitive religion is where the participant actually actually comes into real contact with God.The second type of religion that Bergson speaks of is Intuitive. . authoritarianism. conformity. not conformity and not the status quo. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being in the Communist Manifesto. “To each according to his need. from each according to his ability. only the God of Convention. The God of Being encourages an intellectual life based upon Reason. such as. The God of Being encourages us to wear khaki shorts to church in the summer. or Intellectual religion. self actualization needs. The God of Being encourages artistic creativity. This is the God of Being. not a three piece suit or a fancy dress.” Keeping in mind of course that those with abilities have needs too. The God of Being despises. and empty religious rituals with no spirituality involved. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being. For the Spiritual Theist. Intuitive religion is Spirituality. then.

J. For Theists. This is the Platonist position. B. These are neither economic nor political principles. While Law may take economics or politics into account as factors to be considered. Karl Marx. Law is based upon four Natural Law Ethical Principles: Reciprocity. the Forms exist in the Mind of God. the masters of that society still felt that Law was needed. Law is ordered toward Justice.. all exist in the World of the Forms as an aspect of the Rule of Law. is a Metaphysical Law. which exists independent of any knower in Substantial Form. and they manifest probabilistically. in the Communist Manifesto. flawed. The Rule of Law contains within it all the laws necessary for a Just and Equitable legal system. Contract. from time to time. which exists independent of any knower.A. I would simply note that even in corrupt Communist societies like the Soviet Union. . Common Law Rules relating to Property. Fejfar. Finally. Tort. and Equity is ordered toward Social Justice. and Procedural Law. is a Metaphysical Law. I argue that God favors the Rule of Law and Metaphysics. Communism. in the World of The Forms. and Equity. Utility. This is absurd. however. Proportionality. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar The Rule of Law. There was a Soviet Constitution and a Soviet Judicial System.Chapter 13 God. Esq.. not cookie cutters. The Forms are guides. Thus. argued that Law is a sham. Law cannot be reduced to mere economics or politics.. and the Rule of Law By Anthony J. and merely reflects economics or politics. The Aristotelian position is that the Rule of Law.D.

. utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit.. Jesus Christ is the Logos. Fejfar. horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. there is no mention of this in the Gospels. in the end I suspect that lesbian women who are artistically inclined and who are not “great mothers” would also be enslaved and murdered in ritual sacrifices.Chapter 14 Individual Rights and Patriarchy vs. B. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. not an authoritarian Father. J. since the time of its founder. in his anthropological work argues that matriarchal. Roman Catholic religious life. Esq. Matriarchy By Anthony J. that is Reason. First. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. As Jesus said in the . Isaac Hecker. our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. Patriarchy has two forms. for example. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good.D. Additionally. in fact. protecting individual rights and equality. The Paulist Order. at its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism. If matriarchy were to reappear today. let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law. On the contrary. Father authoritarianism and adolescent Son- Reason.A. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. Ken Wilber. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian. Patriarchy. I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. While Jesus may have been married. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see.. while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed.

“the Father has given everything over to the Son. .” Clearly. Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy.Gospels. this is not authoritarian patriarchy.

Next. most of us were shocked and simply could not figure out how it happened. and have been sympathetic to Nazi Germany. analytic thought. but I don’t think so. “The Boys from Brasil?” This factual book was about the strong Nazi Party presence in Brasil resulting from the fact that so many German Nazi’s escaped Europe at the end of World War II and secretly emmigrated to Brasil and some other South American countries. There are elected officials in Russia who openly belong to the Nazi Party. So. one might ask. Fejfar. although Moslems from the Middleast were clearly involved. Fejfar Sometimes.. there is a significant Nazi Party presence in Russia. There is a strong Nazi movement . After the 9/11 debacle. Finally. Remember the book. as the saying goes. both Portugal and to some degree Spain have had fascist regimes which are. the whole thing took the type of planning. Esq. Now.Chapter 15 1 Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? By Anthony J. where did Al Queda come from? My argument is that apparently. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and organization one does not typically associate with the middle eastern mind.. This has been reported in the news. truth is stranger than fiction.D. where are these Nazi’s coming from? Some might naively think that the Nazi movement is a thing of the past. we have the East German Nazi Party which basically operated as the East German Communist Party until the Wall went down. J. Al Queda is a Nazi organization. we ask ourselves. With all due respect. like Opus Dei. First of all.

In my view. I have read books about reincarnation which state that most Nazi’s who died in World War II are now reincarnating in the United States and presumably would provide support for a new Nazi Party movement if they followed the patterns of their last lives. the original of Aq Queda has been solved. it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s. East Germany. but joined it. Thus. Additionally. Food for thought. were not only sympathetic to the Nazi Party. Al Queda is a Nazi Terrorist Organization and it would appear that Opus Dei provides the financial support for the Nazi Party and Al Queda. it is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. .

. But the Opus Dei that I have heard about is the Opus Dei that was founded during Generalissimo Franco’s fascist regime in Spain in the late 1930's. if Opus Dei is in fact Nazi. J. For example. there are also rumors of rumors of information which depict Opus Dei as anything but Christian. What better way to fill Nazi Swiss bank accounts with American money than to tell naive Catholics that they should give all their money away to the “poor.” vial Opus Dei. then it makes sense.. it is very difficult to track down concrete facts about Opus Dei.Chapter 16 1 Is Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? By Anthony J. Opus Dei was founded in next door Portugal in the early 1930's. Instead. I have heard that Opus Dei is a movement dedicated to helping the poor. Of course there is the Opus Dei of the movie the Da Vinci Code which may be real to some extent. But.D. Esq. or Brasil? I personally have never heard of an Opus Dei street mission. just prior to World War II. What if Opus Dei is really a Nazi front organization dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church and its social justice movement? Now. what if the money does not go to help the poor. Switzerland. This seems a little bit odd for an ultra conservative organization. Fejfar One hears quite a bit about Opus Dei these days. but ends up in Nazi Party coffers in Portugal. Fejfar. What if it all started a little earlier than that. But. or food bank. what if Opus Dei is dedicated to . not by Franco’s fascist party. Now. though? Perhaps. one hears rumors and second hand information. or anything else. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Instead of helping the poor. but by the Nazi Party.

and what it does with its money.exterminating the poor? What if Opus Dei is using psychiatry to put progressive and spiritual Catholics in psychiatric wards. it must come clean and tell us what its real mission is. . driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization. destroying their careers? What if it has gotten to the point that an Opus Dei psychiatrist will diagnose a spiritual person with Bipolar disorder or Schizo-affective disorder and then try to force that person into athiestic materialist apostacy in order to get out of psychiatric confinement? What if there is a deliberate effort to then persecute mental health patients.

Now. Here is my argument. J. Now. on the other hand. individual rights but no air to breath. The basic platform of the Green Party is that Nature should be our number one value. granted. My problem is that I think that the Green Party has the potential to be totalitarian. It would be horrible. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar.. in fact. Esq. who can argue with that? Patrick Henry. Fejfar The Green Party is a pro-environmental political party which originated in Germany..D.” I’m not sure I would want to live in an environmentally “perfect” world with no liberty. it would not be much of a world if we all had But. Non- . Nazi Germany came to power in large part because Adolph Hitler argued for the racial supremacy of Aryan Germans. I know that I wouldn’t. I am pro-environment as a liberal democrat but I just can’t get myself to join or support the Green Party. even more important than individual rights. said. an American revolutionary. Protecting Nature is the most important thing.Chapter 17 Is the Green Party in Germany the Nazi Party Of the Future? By Anthony J. “Give me liberty or give me death. to the detriment of everyone else.

labor camps. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy. .Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps. couln’t all non Green Party Members (read non Nazi Party Members) be executed for the sake of population control? What’s to stop this? Food for thought. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do. With no individual rights to protects us.

D. in the Communist Manifesto asserted that Law is an illusion and the only real forces in society are economic forces.B. for example. Fejfar. even though the entire common law is based in the first instance on property law.. the final and most decisive blow was to make Constitutional Law an elective which most students did not bother taking. Esq. It is law school without school. Soon. were seen as delusional. As soon a Property was gone. The first assault on the Rule of Law came when top ten law schools stopped having a required course in Property law. If Law is an illusion then it soon became apparent at “top” law schools that Constitutional Law was an illusion as well. Because Karl Marx said private property was evil in the Communist Manifesto. Fejfar This is an allegorical tale about a world in which law school has ceased to exist. were ignored. The whole thing is ridiculous. What rules there were. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. B. and all that is left is a fascist dictatorship. it is widely known that attendance is not taken at top ten law schools. In fact. It all started when the American Bar Association stopped regulating law schools. So. The “top” law schools are never inspected.Chapter 18 Law School: An Oxymoron An Allegory By Anthony J. No one goes to class.A. J. Karl Marx. the Rule of Law is gone. those who argued that individual rights and due process are important. As soon as the Constitution disappeared from law schools. inspection..A. Of course this had been true for awhile anyway. “top” law schools stopped requiring that Property be taken as a class.. it also began to disappear from . Only the ordinary law schools ever received an A.

the Courts. Sadly. . Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law were murdered without a shot even being fired.

a lawyer can create an attorney-client relationship without even knowing it.A. Pro Bono work. thus committed malpractice. and didn’t. Lawyers sometimes take on cases Pro Bono. Law practice is hard enough dealing with Ethics Rules without having to think about malpractice on top of that. Esq. sometimes the reason is political or jurisprudential. come to mind. above. that the lawyer should be exempt from being sued for legal malpractice. A thoughtful lawyer might say a word or two without doing any legal research. in my opinion. I would like to argue that in both situations. The other situation which I would like to discuss is that of lawyer charity. sometimes Pro Bono clients don’t like the lawyer or the work he is doing and sue for malpractice. or Pro Bono work.. again arguing that the lawyer had a duty to give reasonable representation and didn’t. or really thinking it through. the cocktail party advice. Two.D. sometimes the client is poor. or a kid’s baseball game. When you stop and . In this situation. or a bar. first Cocktail Party. a Court can hold that the lawyer had a duty to give the conversation partner reasonably correct advice. it is not appropriate. Unfortunately lawyers can now be held liable for malpractice in some situations where. that is without charging a fee. Fejfar. and the pro bono case. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and suddenly casual conversation turns into the other person’s hunt for free legal advice. B. Sometimes the case is simply interesting. off the cuff advice. but the conversation partner “client” then “relies” on this advice and it turn out to be incomplete or wrong. and second.. Fejfar Lawyers hate legal malpractice even more than their clients. J. In any event.. This can happen when a lawyer goes to a party.Chapter 19 Limiting Lawyer Malpractice By Anthony J. On one view.

I argue that where there is no consideration paid by the “client” there is no duty on the lawyers part other than to practice in conformance with the Ethics Rules. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration.think about it. . Unless the lawyer is being paid. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid.

is only virtually real. it is not actually real. Lonergan did not reconcile his notion of statistical probability with the classical view. Lonergan did not reconcile evolution with classical philosophy. I build upon Lonergan’s work in a number of respects. If one is so sure that one’s probable judgment of fact is correct..” In his book. . Lonergan point out that one begins with experience. while Lonergan was sympathetic to the idea of evolution. In my work dealing with Critical Thomist philosophy. one might in a sense create a world of “virtual reality.” While Lonergan was obviously sympathetic to Plato. then this becomes a “”virtually unconditioned judgment of fact. J. If one finds that one’s understanding or judgment was incorrect. and Thomas Aquinas. Some call Lonergan a Critical Realist.Chapter 20 Lonergan and Critical Thomism By Anthony J.. one simply revises one’ judgment. some call him a Transcendental Thomist.” Here one finds the de facto real. Esq. Insight. First. and judges or reflect that some thing is or is not probably true. Lonergan argued that we know much of reality through what he called a “probable judgment of fact. One might say then that if one builds up enough virtually unconditioned judgments of fact. Lonergan spends a great deal of time discussing statistical probability. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Bernard Lonergan’s philosophical work has been described in various ways. moves to understanding. Aristotle. Fejfar. however.D. The beauty of Lonergan is that his epistemology is fallible. Such a judgment. Similarly.

or logical accident in my Critical Thomist work. material form. I argue that evolution is structured in part through such classical concepts as substantial form. A statistical divergence from a classical rule in Lonergan.My Critical Thomism does both. accident. is known as an illiteration. . accidental cause etc. While Lonergan obviously was influenced by classical philosophy he was not able to reconcile his new Critical Realist philosophy with classical thought. Similarly.

the NCA is responsible for domestic espionage in the United States. Joe took an ESP test given by the NCA in his preschool class and was recruited . his NCA mentor began working with Joe’s unconscious Joe was taught to be a “sleeper agent” on behalf of the mind using psychic abilities. Fejfar Joe Scanlon works for the National Counterintelligence Agency (NCA). J. the charter of the CIA specifically prohibits CIA agents from spying domestically in the United States.. He was also taught the basic principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Esq. Sometimes an NCA agent would come and get him out of class and give him training. Fejfar. When Joe was 3 years old. Finally. Although it is not widely known. not the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). always hypnotizing him to consciously forget the training session afterwards.D. He was told about aspects of American and European History that the general public was not aware of. Joe Scanlon was an intuitive kid. his consciousness was gifted with intuition from child birth. .Chapter 21 1 Mind Control: An Allegory A work of Fiction By Anthony J. In fact.. Growing up in the midwest United States. during the Kennedy administration. His mind. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. a type of hypnosis. at the height of the cold war.

United States government and the NCA in his own country. it appeared to him that he was finally having some sort of real time effect. For example. internally. in the case of a coup attempt against the government. Gradually. Joe figured that he was channeling these people “just out of frame” in a parallel universe. He didn’t know this consciously. most of his training began to done psychicly in his sleep. but no real time response. On a conscious level. Vice-Dean. At age 40. “hey. the faculty. grocery store. It happened. Joe got married and had two children. it was channeled to him that the Dean. That is. and his students. Joe did not even know that he was an NCA operative. After two nights without sleep he was suddenly internally dialoging with an aspect of himself called Regina. He worked for a few years in a medium size law firm in the midwest and then got a job on the east coast as a law professor. Joe majored in management in undergraduate school and then went to law school. Most of the beings he met internally were vicious and uncooperative. are we channeling together?” Joe kept teaching at the law school and soon discovered that he was channeling the Dean. and After two years of inner work he began to channel ordinary people at the . Regina soon left his conscious mind and he began to meet other persons on the astral plane in his mind’s eye. While Joe kept his mouth shut. Joe got activated by the NCA. finishing at the top of his class. the Vice-Dean. at first. Joe received an intuitive message that he was to undergo two nights without sleep in order to break through to his unconscious mind and begin pychic channeling. but it definitely happened. He had all sorts of interesting coversations with people. no one ever came up to him and said.

and social justice wings of the Catholic church to further the agenda of the totalitarian Nazi Party. Joe discovered that Opus Dei and Al Queda were using psychic abilities in combination with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. While the naive underlings at Opus Dei were told that the mission of Opus Dei was to “restore” Papal authority in the Church. Finally. spiritual. Joe was able to determine that Opus Dei was a Nazi front organization and the Al Queda was a Nazi terrorist organization. with some connections with the Cuban KGB. Al Queda. . Based upon channeled information. About this time Joe began channeling the NCA watch desk. Virginia. at Langley.most of faculty were Opus Dei. in order to brain wash Americans and use mind control on them to convert them to the Nazi cause. CIA headquarters. Soon. he was reporting information psychically to the NCA at Langley. the real mission of Opus Dei was to destroy the intellectual.

B. in order to have any conscious understanding of experience at all. the .” It is possible if one puts one’s mind in a trance state. In fact. takes place not on the level of empirical consciousness as the empiricists and some logical positivists would have us believe. “Cognitional Structure. we must institute the Epoche.Chapter 22 Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Jesuit Philosopher. to bracket or give up all meaning categories. as some others might have us believe... Fejfar Although I have discussed Lonergan’s Cogntional Structure before. as some other logical positivists would have use believe. To the experience of the observer.. This would be much like an infant’s mind who is trying to understand his or her world before having the gift of language.” found in Second Collection (1967)(Imprimautur and Nihil obstat) (the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval of the Catholic Church).A. rationalists. intuitive judgment and reflection. Esq. Knowing. In his Essay. understanding. not on the level of understanding as the idealist. it is such an important topic that I thought I would touch on it again. Another example of experience is produced when considering the experiment of placing a straight stick into a glass tank of water. Bernard Lonergan presents his basic epistemological stance. and try to “bracket at preconceptions and let the thing (body) speak for itself.D. J. using phenomenological method. according to Lonergan. not simply through an undifferentiated idea of wisdom or intuition. On the level of experience knowing is much like Philosopher Husserl would have us believe when we institute the Epoche. Fejfar. but rather through the threefold interrelated structure of experience.

as the result of an optical illusion. On the level of understanding. tells us otherwise. Intuition serves us much better than Omniscience. On the level of judgment. blatantly false at worst. even though it looks crooked. Insight on the levels of both understanding and judgment comes from Intuition. has the appearance of being crooked. This experiment shows us that Logical Positivism as a philosophy is flawed at best. poetry. Intuition can also be developed or increased through the use of meditation and the receipt of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. All real art. by way of visual sense impression. bending light in such a way that the stick. even though our sense impressions. new theology. new philosophy. Although Lonergan did not discuss it. Intuition is a natural gift of the Spirit. . comes from Intuition. and new inventions. or experience.stick looks crooked. we must become Intuitive Mystics. The water acts as a prism. we can critically judge that the stick is straight and not crooked. it is clear that level three consciousness involves the intuitive functions of judgment and reflection. we can hypothesize that the stick is really straight. If we wish to be successful and to really be Lonerganians.

Chapter 231 Motivation and Self-Transcendence By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Abraham Maslow, in his work on management and work motivation, states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization.” highest level of motivation is that of Self-Transcendence. In his Book, “Motivation and Personality,” Abraham Maslow describes the levels of motivation that humans have based on human needs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Physiological Needs Safety Needs Belongingness Needs Esteem Needs Self-Actualization Needs I, on the other hand, argue that the

Thus, the most basic need for a human being is food, clothing, shelter, etc. Next, is the need to be safe from attack or natural disaster. Next, is the need to belong. Next is the need to have selfesteem, or to feel good or positive about what one has accomplished. Finally, there is the need to selfactualize. The need to self-actualize is the need to actualize meaningful projects in one’s life. But, I argue there is at least one more level of Need, and Motivation, that is, Self-Transcendence. Thus, the scale of needs is as follows:

1. Physiological Safety Needs 2. Belongingness Needs 3. Esteem Needs 4. Self-Actualization Needs 5. The Need for Self-Transcendence Jesuit Philosopher Bernard Lonergan argues in his work that humans have a need for SelfTranscendence. This means that one must move beyond the ego to the Self, and, then, Transcend with the Self. The Self is the Spiritual aspect of the person. Thus, Self-transcendence means that one transcends the ego with the Self and chooses higher Spiritual Values. I argue that this, level, SelfTranscendence, is the Highest Level of Human Motivation, and that Maslow’s work needs to be revised.

Chapter 24 Natural Law and Music By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Some people doubt the existence of Natural Law. Some go as far as to say that believing in Natural Law is delusional. Typically, we think of Natural Law as applying in such areas as Ethics or Morality. But in fact, Natural Law applies across a wide spectrum of human activity. One such area is Music. Now, you may not know it, but Music has a Natural Law Mathematical structure to it. The tones and octaves of Music can be represented Mathematically. In fact, during the Medieval period in Europe, Royals and the Nobility were tutored in Music by learning the Mathematics of Music first, before learning to play a musical instrument. Some composers of Music also understand the Natural Law Mathematics of Music and use this knowledge in writing new Music. Now, you may not have really understood the point here. A carved flute, a set of drums with tones, a strung guitar of wood, all can be made my human hands and played, and, the Music which comes out of each of these instruments, magically, so to speak, can be understood and represented Mathematically. Thus, it is clear, by reason of this proof, that Natural Law Music inheres naturally in the very state of Reality itself, prior to any human understanding of it. This, of course, applies by analogy in other areas of human endevour.

J. instead of going after blacks and jews like you might expect.D. That time was not that long ago. During that time period you could basically figure that blacks and jews were in the Democratic Party and were anti-Nazi. But then something happened.. presumably German. they started recruiting them.Chapter 25 Nazi Dupes A Political Allegory By Anthony J. I guess people started forgetting about World War II and I guess they started not believing in the United States Constitution. B. who would be? Answer. Hispanic Catholics (non Cuban) and the mentally ill. Esq. Fejfar There once was a time when you knew you could count on certain things. Maybe only 20 or 30 years ago. . Portugal and East Germany. Fejfar. So we have white Aryan. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. And I guess that these people are basically bullies and cowards.A. Catholic liberal democrats. The Nazi pogrom was getting underway when the Catholic realized what was happening and put an end to it.. Nazis started coming to the United States from Brazil. What started happening is this.. Spiritually Catholic people. Nazis joining with jewish and black Nazis to form a new fascist political alliance. and. Catholic Social Justice advocates. The problem was of course that if the jews and the blacks were not to be the Nazi victims.

Fejfar. everyone is forced to be reciprocal.Chapter 26 Oblivion An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. Fejfar There is a place called “Oblivion. Esq.” It is located outside of Space-Time.. Some go to Oblivion voluntarily. What does this mean? It means that automatically. Self-Actualization for myself and others. Oblivion acts immediately back to make my world the worst of all possible worlds for me. If I enter Oblivion with the idea of loving and helping Others. In Oblivion. then. as one acts in relation to reality. if one enters Oblivion with a Positive Attitude. Oblivion is a Place where the entire World of Oblivion is structured by the Metaphysical Quiddity of Reciprocity.. reality. then that is what I will find for both myself and others in Oblivion. acts back upon the person in a similar way. For example. If I go into Oblivion with the attitude of trying to Murder and Torture everyone there. and some are banished to Oblivion.A. If I enter oblivion with the idea of autonomy for myself and others. and immediately. then I will be murdered and tortured. others will love and help me. . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. wishing the worst for all who live there. On the other hand. J. Rational Self Interest for myself and others.D. B. reciprocally. and SelfTranscendence or Compassion for myself and others. then Oblivion will produce positive things for me. if I enter Oblivion with a negative attitude. then in Oblivion.

. and if you are positive. de facto. you will find Heaven. or in the hereafter.So. be careful. if you are ever offered Oblivion here. If you are negative you will find Hell. de facto.

Fejfar. and then later charged criminally with aggrevated assault for alledgedly hitting the cop who arrested him on the original involuntary commitment.Chapter 27 Psychiatry and Justice By Anthony J. is arrested off the ward. B. John Doe complains to the forensic psychiatrist that he has been “framed” by the police and prosecutor on false charges. what he does is to diagnose John Doe with schizo-affective disorder for having the “delusion” of being “framed.D. John Doe insists that he never committed aggrevated assault. involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward. interestingly enough. can help to end the “frame” of a criminal defendant. Soon after this. John Doe is a political columnist for a local newspaper. Esq. and that the cop and prosecutor made the whole thing up. Psychiatry. John Doe is arrested.” and then at the time of his discharge.” Now. Here’s how it works. but in fact this is probably the only way that John Doe will avoid spending the rest of his life in . John Doe thinks that he has the protection of free speech and freedom of the press under the United States Constitution. Fejfar While I have sometimes been critical of psychiatry in the past.. John Doe spends 20 days in jail and then is transferred to a forensic psychiatric ward for evaluation of judicial competency to stand trial.. J. What is the forensic psychiatrist to do in this situation? Well. John Doe writes a political column where he makes fun of the local govenor for being corrupt. this may seem unfair..A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. After the transfer. and charged criminally with aggrevated assault on a police officer. I would like to point out one instance where psychiatry helps promote justice. John Doe spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward for having “dangerous ideas.

one way or the other in order for this technique to work. Whether he knows it or not. . and this is precisely what makes John Doe judicially incompetent to stand trial at the time of trial. The psychiatrist really doesn’t even have to believe John Doe.prison as a result of the frame. the psychiatrist is a hero. The psychiatrist presumes John Doe to be delusional about the frame.

suffering torture. even some Satanist think that they will be going to Heaven. So. They are so deluded that they think that they will go to Heaven for being evil... What is the nature of Heaven? What is Heaven like? Well. they define evil as good.A. The idea that a Good God would leave a person in Hell forever. in point of fact there is no agreement. Even longer ago in time. and Hell as Heaven. J. with a suitable number of beautiful women (or men) of the opposite sex. Others think that this would be boring and not Heaven. Obviously. many people believed in Purgatory. as good as evil. or so. Others think that there will be no sex at all in Heaven and that beautiful people will not be allowed in. Then there is Hell. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. just waiting for the perfect relationship. Fejfar Once upon a time a lot of people believed in Heaven and Hell. Hell has become an increasingly unpopular concept. Interestingly. These are extremely irrational people who think that anything can mean anything..Chapter 28 Purgatory and the Nature of Reality By Anthony J. most people come to the more sensible conclusion that good people go the Heaven and evil people go to Hell. and of course. First let us talk about Heaven. and Heaven as Hell. Some think that we will spend eternity in heaven going to church and praying. I argue that Purgatory best represents the real Nature of Reality and that both Heaven and Hell are antiquated concepts.. Esq. and that Heaven will be filled with great food. B. Since about 1960.D. seemed a . entertainment. Fejfar. Some think that Heaven is like Paradaise. etc.

reflection. So people soon either tried to redefine Hell. I guess it was possible that some would spend a very long time in Purgatory. my Protestant friend might think I was going to Hell for not being a “Born Again” Christian. I would like to argue that Heaven and Hell no longer exist. Where before. and Spiritual . Satan is considered to be evil.” Now. Purgatory is a place for education. Obviously. It’s hard for a kid to think that one of his parents was going to Hell for being in the wrong religion. that is. it only makes sense that people are punished in Hell if God is in charge in Hell. many of us cheated. Somehow. then obviously a person in Hell is not separated from him. if they ever did. then. they try to find the Spirit in other religious traditions. Purgatory is defined as a place which is conducive to Spiritual Growth. But. In fact. after ecumenism. the idea was that you spent time in Purgatory before you could go to Heaven. not Satan. On the other hand. praying for a friend or relative who was in the “wrong” religion. So. instead one is being punished by him. the problem was that Satan was in charge in Hell. then one might ask why Satan would torture you in Hell. if one was Satanically evil. even in the old view. This was especially true when there were children of mixed Protestant Catholic marriages. Perhaps he might reward you for being evil.little bit extreme. or to define it out of existence. some contemporary theologians define Hell as the complete separation from God. Once in Purgatory. both cannot be true. and instead what exists is something like Purgatory. his Catholic friend might think that he was going to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. The last problem with Hell is ecumenism. If you were truly evil then you went to Hell. never quite “getting it. this began to fade. you could not go to Hell. there is Purgatory. Finally. Additionally. in the old view. In the old view. Many Catholics and Protestants are ecumenical. it is generally thought that Satan tempts people to be evil on Earth. But. If God is in charge in Hell. and I. In fact. there were always conceptual problems with Hell. or something else.

both spiritually and intellectually. this Purgatory. that we return to between lives on Earth. and those who are not. at this point the notion of Reincarnation. to “Virtual Hell. find it to be Hellish. Newton describes a Spirit World which is ordered toward spiritual and intellectual growth.” on the bottom end. One might argue that Purgatory ranges from “Virtual Heaven” on the top end. then you are going to find Purgatory to be a difficult place to be. . then. if you spend all your time on Earth being antiintellectual and anti-spiritual. Since spiritual growth can go on forever. I argue that Reincarnation is ordered toward personal growth. In his book. You see. by psychologist Michael Newton. it would seem that the notion of a “Perfect” Heaven is not logical. If we do not learn our lessons in the Spirit World. Those who are in sync with this paradigm find Purgatory to be Heavenly. It is this World. then we must learn them on Earth in later lives. Journey of Souls. Perhaps. Recall.Growth. Hell only exists for those who reject the existence of Purgatory. and for no others. Purgatory is a Spirit World which is based upon the paradigm of spiritual and intellectual growth.

I am going to argue that all Sunlight is composed of Photon subatomic particles. After giving it some thought. What I remember is that Sunlight acts both as a Wave and as a Particle. Fejfar When I was a undergraduate student at Creighton University.A. How is it that Sunlight can have both a particle and a wave function? My answer is this. I argue that each Photon subatomic particle is really a Quanta subatomic particle. This hypothesis seems to confirmed by the very nature of Sunlight itself. Since the Quanta subatomic particle is a chameleon particle. No atoms.D. Under the Unified Quantum Field Theory which I have developed. now. just Photons which are subatomic particles. But. Fejfar. it makes sense that it could shift its structure and manifest as a wave rather than a particle. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. .. First of all. no molecules. I had a physics class in which we studied the properties of light. B.Chapter 29 Quantum Physics and Sunlight By Anthony J. the problem raised above. certainly no cells.. This was an anomaly that the professor could not explain. here is the explanation that I am proposing. Esq. J.

. Love. Erik Erikson. A Reasonable person can compromise and a Reasonable person can feel compassion. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is 90% logic and 10% love (of logic). Esq. A Rational person typically does not compromise and does not feel compassion. Instead. and a rational element. or the Love of Logic. Reason. This is why Reason is superior to Rationality. who love logic. Logic. Because there is an affective element to Reason it is not as coldly objective as rationality itself. B. typically philosophers or lawyers. They love the beauty of a logical syllogism and the beauty of logic itself.A. This point is made by Developmental Psychologist. Erikson is mistaken in saying. I would argue that the Love involved with Reason is in fact intellectual Love. Fejfar Some philosophers have equated Reason with Rationality. It is intellectual love. J. that the type of Love involved is parental love.D. Fejfar. Erickson argues that Reason is composed of both an affective element.. The Love of Logic is a Higher Love. however. that is.Chapter 30 Reason and Higher Love By Anthony J.. that is. . There are human beings. then. In fact. the two are not the same. It is a Love which is ordered toward higher things.

A. Hell. You die and then your Eternal Soul goes to Heaven. but instead to someplace like Purgatory.Chapter 31 Reincarnational Estoppel: An Allegory By Anthony J. You then prepare to come to Earth for you next life. some of us take it one step further and do everything we can to persecute those who do believe in reincarnation by trying to kick them out of the Church.D. which is typically thought of as a Spirit World. B. Now. there is another story out there. and. looking at what you did right or wrong. not to Hell. who your parents will be. that each of us has a Eternal Soul. No second chances. No going back to Earth. one first has a life review of one’s immediate past life. ensouling your body between the 6 month and 9th month of your mother’s pregnancy. You are then placed with a Soul Group where you spend time studying. forever. Many in our society are taught that reincarnation is a false doctrine and because of this do not believe in reincarnation. of course. J.. what you learned and what you didn’t learn. All of this in spite of the First Amendment protection that all of us are supposed to have for religious or philosophical beliefs. one suspects. You spend part of your time selecting where you will live. or Purgatory. Fejfar Life is tough. typically. Esq. And. one’s Soul goes not to Heaven. Fejfar. not exactly. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is. Here is the problem. what type of body you will have. not too much fun. or put them on a psychiatric ward.. . One of the toughest things in life is deciding whether or not to believe in reincarnation. Even more so. In this Spirit World. in general. There is no doubt about it. or put them in jail. what country you will live in. and for your next life. that after death in a given life. and it goes something like this. The idea of reincarnation. etc..

Which brings up the last point here. is estopped in Equity from reincarnating. one who denies reincarnation. one who persecutes others for believing in reincarnation. or Purgatory and then gets a “mind wash” forgetting all past life experience and identity. the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. Under the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. In this sense the old person that was. that is. and then is forced to reincarnate under the supervision of Spirit Guides or Archangels. is now gone forever. and even more so. Instead the person spends some time in Heaven. Hell. .

Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. are projects which that person finds meaningful.D. Self-Actualization can be defined at a person’s attempt to actualize projects which that person finds meaningful.” The person must actualize a project. to help bring the project into existence. creativity. So. but it is more than that. The second aspect of Self-Actualization is the notion of “actualization. but does not spend a great deal of time discussing exactly what Self-Actualization is. Fejfar Abraham Maslow. actualize means to make something happen. J. Esq.” Maslow spends a great deal of time describing what self-actualizing people do when working. in his work on management and work motivation. Fejfar.. you! Your meaning. states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization. The projects which the self-actualizing person attempts to implement. Finally. Not someone else. Self-Actualization only takes place in the context of a project which the . the first thing we can say about Self-Actualization is that it is existential in nature.. Hatred and other base or negative emotions have no place in self-actualization. positive intentionality. intelligence and reason. attentiveness. To actualize means to use love. In the first instance.Chapter 32 1 Self-Actualization By Anthony J.

Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. Self-Actualizing people work on something. . Self-Actualization is practical.person is trying to implement. The above. then describes Self-Actualization. The intelligent parent and manager should keep the above in mind when attempting to motivate a child or employee to work.

A. Fejfar. it is apparent that Consciousness. I. on the other hand. have argued that reality flows from the tripartite function of God the Father (Being). How then. in many ways parallels the trinity that I have described above. Fejfar In the Seth books by Jane Roberts.. it is apparent that the metaphysical trinity that I have described performs the same function as Consciousness.Chapter 33 Seth. Thus.. B. somehow. Finally. for Seth. can these two views of the fundamental nature of reality be reconciled? In point of fact. I imagine that if we had to pick one of the three. and that the ideas which Creatively Flow from Consciousness are the basis for structuring and creating our Reality. Logos involves Creative Form.D. Logos. God the Son (Logos). Love and Truth. J. for Seth. that Consciousness. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance).. and Critical Thomism By Anthony J. I suppose. Being holds all forms in place as Form of Form. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. . is the integration of Being. which creatively produces forms or ideas which structure reality. Substance is a metaphysical quiddity which involves Absolute Relationality. Esq. for Seth. Consciousness. that Substance itself is the same as Consciousness is Seth’s system. Critical Thomist realism and Sethian idealism are reconciled. Seth argues that the ultimate nature of Reality is Consciousness. Thus. and Substance.

I argue that when it comes to God. is Truth. the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance of the Holy Spirit.. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible. it makes sense then that the antidote to relativism is Absolute Relationality where all aspects of reality are related to simultaneously so that an Absolute which transcends relativism manifests. Fejfar. as Substance is Absolute Relationality. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility.” What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well.A. Substance. Fejfar Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. then. Absolute Relationality. and I think it can. Only Intuition or Mysticism can really understand this. J.Chapter 34 Substance and the Holy Spirit By Anthony J. the Holy Spirit. Esq. The Holy Spirit. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue. .D. Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute. then it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit. B. What is the Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality. then.. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine.. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative. but this is it. As I have argued before. and Love.

but because of the usurious origins of the lease. a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights. Instead of a loan with interest.. Esq. Soon. One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant. The rent was in essence the loaned money.D. J. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. lending money at interest.A. equity did not. and lease the land from the landlord noble for less than fair market value as a way of collecting interest. The tenant should be seen as receiving an equitable estate or equitable use from the landlord so that equity courts can intervene on behalf of tenants against the more powerful landlords. the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land. and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. however.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J. B. Instead. the lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. that is.. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. Fejfar.. that is. Historians have argued that the lease was originally a vehicle used by usurious money lenders in medieval England to avoid the ecclesiastical and equitable prohibition against usury. . the tenant’s estate was considered to be a non- freehold interest which was governed by common law property law in the law courts.

Not only do they experience Christmas and the Nativity during the magical play stages of childhood. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child.D. fully human. Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age. are kids who are baptized Catholic in infancy and raised Catholic. I have read books by various authors who all agree that spirit guides or angels work with us in our sleep to help us. and fully kid. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. For Catholics... especially cradle Catholics. by the way. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Baptism is Magic. Fully God. Fejfar. Cradle Catholic kids. J. the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way. I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly .Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. Fejfar In eastern and pagan religions there is the god known as the Eternal Child. Esq. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints.

I can only say that with Catholic Reincarnation. every Cradle Catholic kid has the Christ Child as his or her primary teacher. you will have to try another life born as a Cradle Catholic. in his or her sleep has an OBE. (out of body experience).baptized. Moreover. to really get it. For those converts who are not Cradle Catholics. . shifting his or her soul or astral body into Heaven where he or she plays with the Christ Child as is taught many secrets of Catholic Wisdom. The Cradle Catholic kid of age two.

The problem is. Another way of financing a case in litigation is for the client to barrow money. Some argue too much. it is possible that a lawyer will recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a given case.. 33% of any recovery which takes place during or as a result of trial. and very successful too. if the case is won. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is there anything that we could come up with which would take the best of the contingent fee and the . this situation. Traditional financing is difficult to come by for the ordinary client. J. Given.. and the money recovered on behalf of the client. that some contingent fee lawyers are very good at what they do. the lawyer gets what appears to be a large windfall in a winning case. Contingent Fees are thought to be immoral. and. B. while in the United States. and 40% of any recovery which takes place on appeal or as a result of an appeal.A. the lawyer receives 25% of any recovery which takes place before trial.D.Chapter 37 The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses By Anthony J. the ethics rules prohibit a lawyer from loaning money to a client on the theory that this creates a conflict of interest. Fejfar In Europe. In order to make up for the loss in a losing case. The idea is that it all evens out. Esq. Contingent Fee lawyers argue that this system is just because they don’t always win every case. however. In lawsuits where a large amount of damages are alleged.. Contingent Fees to Attorney’s in Plaintiff’s civil cases are fairly common. Fejfar. The typical contingent fee agreement provides that the attorney will receive a percentage of any recovery that the client receives from the opposing party in litigation. They only take “winning” cases and when they win they get paid handsomely. Traditionally.

Attorney’s Firm loans Client $15. a bank or a law firm. the lender bank or Law Firm will be entitled to a $15. The only way the Client is ever personally liable for the amount loaned is if the Client fires the Lawyer prior to the conclusion of the case. or another person. So.000 business loss on its income tax return. But the amount of the contingent loan is based upon the actual attorney’s fees charged and expenses incurred. This is like a contingent fee because the obligation to repay is contingent upon the client’s recovery of money in a lawsuit. where repayment of the loan is contingent upon the client recovering money in a lawsuit.litigation loan and form a new vehicle for financing litigation? I argue that the Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses will help solve the problem. Successful civil lawsuits end illegal freeloading by persons who break the law. in a case where no money is recovered for the Client in the lawsuit. I also argue that this way of financing civil litigation would be economically efficient. This money then goes into the Lawyer Trust Fund account for the Client’s benefit. A Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses is a loan made by an investor. Because of the risk involved. I argue that this new litigation financing vehicle is ethical and legal. Additionally. in a typical case.000 as a Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses. against which the lawyer will bill his fee of $150 per hour. Expenses are also reimbursed from the Client’s Lawyer Trust Fund Account. the bank or Law Firm get a premium interest rate of 25% on the principal amount per annum. There really is no more conflict of interest for a lawyer than there would be with an ordinary contingent fee. .

it may be that the idea of a little knowledge is inspiring rather than dangerous as some might think. I found that I was spending over $100 to correct an error which was only two or three dollars. if the company had $3 billion budget and the . J. B. if you look at your check register. If I were to follow the rules that I learned in my accounting classes. performing an audit. and. and. Fejfar.. you have a checking account. things are supposed to balance. Now. Once again. in trying to balance my checkbook over the years I have found that I am typically off by a small amount of money. in an account which had anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars in it. the issue which confronts me with my checkbook can also confront a Certified Public Accountant. In fact. if the accountant is billing hourly.. I would have to spend hours trying to find out why my balance was off by two or three dollars. maybe only two or three dollars. Interestingly. at the end of every month you have to do a reconciling balance to ensure that you and the bank think that you have the same amount of money in your account.A.. down to about $500. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. At the end of the audit.D.Chapter 38 The Correcting Entry: Toward a New Generally Recognized Accounting Principle By Anthony J. Esq. If you are like me. Fejfar Although I must admit that I have only had 6 hours of accounting. The interesting thing about a checking account is that it is remarkably like an accounting system. Since I think that my time as a lawyer is worth at least $50 per hour. the time taken to find the error might be very expensive. This is economically inefficient. there is a column for both credits and debits. Of course it costs money to have an audit performed.

balance was off only by $100. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account.” to reconcile the balance. is that when you are only off by a small amount. . but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. attractivc to me as a lawyer. So what do we do? I argue that where the amount involved in a balance discrepancy is de minimus relative to the overall budget or account involved. and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot. The idea. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. it does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars in accountant time trying to correct the problem. This could be made into a Generally Acceptable Accounting Principle (GAAP) and then we could all go home at night feeling good that we had balanced the budget.

. It destroys the person who hates as much as anyone else. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The secret of this is of course to stay with Gray Magic and not to stray into the realm of Black Magic. The base emotions are fear. Second.Chapter 39 1 The Dark Side of the Force By Anthony J. .D. Annakin’s failure is twofold. Esq. and the Star Wars Universe. first. hatred. the Force takes the place of Being as the primary metaphysical concept. as such. Real detachment comes from love not from repression. Luke’s father. Luke Skywalker is encouraged to integrate the Dark Side of the Force. fails in his attempt to integrate the Dark Side of the Force during his lifetime. never works. If the Force exists.. without being engulfed. Annakin. and Hatred. jeolousy. J. not Black. Loving everything and everyone as much as possible. it is Gray Being. he allowed himself to develop and use Black Magic instead of Gray Magic. Fejfar In Star Wars. Annakin is overcome by the Dark Side and becomes the evil Darth Vader. one should have the attitude of love. Instead. Annakin Skywalker. allowed his base emotions to control his mind rather than relying on the higher emotions.

I argue that when Anne came to England to marry Henry she brought with her tens of thousands of Bohemians from her Kingdom. Esq. Fejfar After much reflection. most people are familiar with the Episcopalian Protestant Church. so the idea of an Episcopalian Catholic Church may seem a little bit odd. I argue that when the Byzantine Catholic Church comes West. Fejfar. . instead it was right on the edge.A. Catholics in Bohemia started calling themselves Episcopalian Catholic. we just didn’t realize it. I argue that the House of Stuart had ties to the Bohemian aristocracy and was not Anglican.Chapter 40 The Episcopalian Catholic Church By Anthony J. Anne of Bohemia. however. Bohemia was Byzantine Catholic up until the time of King Henry the Eight of England. not wanting to be either Roman Catholic or Anglican (The Church of England). nor Roman Catholic. J. Many people that we consider to be Eastern Orthodox Christians.. it is still well known that the Byzantine Catholic Church exists. I don’t think that Bohemia was ever really part of the Roman Empire. Now. When Henry broke from Rome and started the Anglican Church. You see. Bohemia became part of Great Britain. in the East.D.. I. I think that this first happened in the Kingdom of Bohemia. but rather Episcopalian Catholic. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. When Henry married Anne. These Bohemians were left stranded in the British Isles after Henry divorced Anne Boleyn and started the Church of England. I have come to the conclusion that I am an Episcopalian Catholic. who had for a time as his Queen. are really Byzantine Catholic. B. You see. that it takes on the name of the Episcopalian Catholic Church.. what is now part of the Czech Republic. also known as Anne Boleyn. take the position that the Episcopalian Catholic Church has been around for quite some time.

These Episcopalians. It is time for the Episcopalian Catholic Church to develop its own identity. the Episcopalian Protestant Church. the Colonists left the Anglican Church.When Episcopalian Catholics came to the American Colonies. When the revolutionary war came. or the Roman Catholic Church. but few Episcopalian Catholic Churches. prior to the revolutionary war. considered themselves Protestant with their roots in the Anglican Church not the Byzantine Catholic Church. . They were not Anglican. even today. Thus. they were not Roman Catholic. More immigrants came from Bohemia and Great Britain over time to America who were Episcopalian Catholic. and now were faced with an even more interesting dilemma. however. I argue that many of us are Episcopalian Catholic. they found Anglican Churches and Roman Catholic Churches. and joined the Episcopalian Church. and they were not Episcopalian Protestant. even though we may be formally affiliated with the Anglican Church. that is the Church of England which supported the monarchy of King George. and because they did not have sufficient numbers or political power they had to try to fit into the established categories.

where either choice involved is not particularly attractive. Flyboys. another fighter pilot in Beagle’s squandron. So. there was no reason that Rawlins could not have hacked away a piece of the aircraft wing which was trapping Beagle’s hand in place.. a world war one fighter pilot is shot down and crash lands in the no-man zone between the French and German lines.” then maybe a better solution to the problem might present itself. Rawlins. or he leaves him there to die from enemy shell fire. if Rawlins could find the “third way” and “think outside the box. Esq..A.” or sometime called. In . there is a scene where Beagle. Rawlins did not even try this innovative solution. which is called “the third way. Rawlins then comes up with the idea of using a combat trenching shovel which he found nearby to cut off Beagle’s hand at the wrist in order to save Beagle’s life. and seemingly did not even think about it.” the ABA Journal. “thinking outside the box. In the stress of the situation. When Rawlins trys to help Beagle get Beagle’s hand loose from under the crashed aircraft. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In the Movie. There is another approach to this type of situation. I watched the movie several times before it occurred to me that if the shovel was that sharp. B. Steve Keeva wrote about this in relation to legal practice. however. Rawlins is apparently faced with an either/or situation. Fejfar. J. lands in the no-man zone in an attempt to rescue Beagle.. he has no success.Chapter 41 The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys By Anthony J. In the movie. Beagle’s right hand is caught between the ground and the wing of his crashed fighter plane. Life seems to give many either/or situations to us.D. Either he cuts off Beagle’s hand.

doctors. I argue that we need to train managers. etc. . lawyers. The same is true of intution. then Beagle would have been able to escape with both hands intact.Creativity is a gift and it is a gift which often disappears in high stress situations.. a better solution to the problem. Obviously. If Rawlins had been able to do this. to develop the ability to be creative or intuitive under stress. If we are trying to create a better world.

that Theosphany is a serious sin. and additionally.” Now. Theosphany doesn’t really even have a definition. or fallaciously. “Theospany does not include the Bible. here comes the shift in ground. .” Now.. and gets put on a psychiatric ward. that’s Theosphany too.” “No. Fejfar. it works like this: I start out an argument having the key word defined implicitly or explicitly as Definition A. Esq. “you believe in Liberation Theology. I’ll make up an interesting word. Joe Farmer. and continue the argument. “Theosphany. The whole idea is not very complicated.D. Let me give an example. and often unnoticed forms of arguing falsely.Chapter 42 The Fallacy of Shifting Ground By Anthony J. B. J.” Stan Smith says.). during the middle of the argument I then. Let us assume for the sake of argument that the word Theosphany means political theology. but I’ll make one up. and accuse him of Theosphany. At a faculty meeting. I am on a law faculty and one of the faculty members believes in liberation theology. “But you’re a republican you are against abortion on the basis of the Bible. Fejfar One of the more interesting. (Phil. He asks. Here is the situation. its not. Joe Farmer tries to defend himself. Joe Farmer replies. “Why do you think that I have committed Theosphany?” “Well. shift the key word definition to Definition B. that is Theosphany.” Stan Smith replies. without really letting anyone know.” “Oh. the the Fallacy of Shifting Ground.A.” says Joe Farmer. Stan Smith tells everyone that Theosphany is one of the most terrible crimes there is. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Stan Smith attacks the professor.. as far as I know. as he gets fired from his job for Theosphany.

Joe Farmer might have been able to argue that there really is no rational basis to exclude Biblical Theology from the overall idea of Theosphany. So. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology. Once this was done.Now. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith. or even have argued equitable estoppel against him. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. if Joe Farmer knew what was going on. and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy. of Theosphany. .” Without telling anyone.” Now. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible.

they were teaching Adolph Hitler’s book. the mentally ill. Schmidt recruited other Bosnian and East German KGB agents and put them on the law faculty. he changed names. to at least put them in Internment Camps (Death . Fejfar It was 1993 and the Wall in East Germany was down. As soon as he got to the United States. murdered a person who looked like him. had been with the KGB since childhood. Karl Schmidt. The called themselves Communists to appease the Russians. that the Final Solution to America’s problems was to exterminate the poor. mostly Republicans. He went to law school at Harvard and soon became a law school Dean. J. The KGB had a plan in place for the year 2. Fejfar. or. His Father had been in the Nazi SS in Nazi Germany and had been rehabilitated into a Communist after the war.. and then to Nazi Brazil.Chapter 43 The Final Solution A Political Allegory By Anthony J. Mein Kamph to the law students without them even knowing what so going on. B.000 in the United States.A. Soon. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In East Germany. He got fake Brazillian papers and came to the United States with a student visa. and Spiritual Catholics. most of the Communist Party was composed of former Nazi’s and their children. They told the students that society and law and the legal profession are evil and if the students expected to succeed they had to join a Satanic Cult. but really they were still Nazis.. and took his place. Esq. Karl Schmidt had first made his way to Nazi Portugal. They taught the gullible students.D..

They seemed to have supernatural abilities. The only problem was that the Spiritual Catholics were fighting back. almost like Jedi Knights. This would be a problem.Camps) or in mental hospitals. .

shelter. the reincarnational system teaches us that as we sow so we shall reap. Compassion aside. another reason to favor the Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the existence of Reincarnation and Karma. clothing. regardless of their utility to society. or ignorant.A. As I have argued previously.D. we choose rational self interest. but I’m not sure.” most of us are pretty thick skinned. Rather than murder or force poor people into suicide. so it will be done unto us. and the Social Welfare Net By Anthony J. I follow Kant’s idea that persons are to be each given a very high value intrinsically.. B.. One of the arguments in favor of the Great Society and the Social Welfare Net is that a culturally sophisticated person finds it distasteful to live in a world where people are starving to death. from an aesthetic point of view poverty is disgusting. medical treatment. the culturally sophisticated person prefers to pay the freight so that the poor can have a decent life Now.Chapter 44 The Great Society. if I choose to live. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The idea of the Social Welfare Net is that regardless of what income you might have. each of us is entitled to have basic food. You see. Instead of using the base emotion of selfishness to guide our decisions.. In fact. As we do unto others. or are homeless. which is a function of reason more than anything else. it is pretty hard to find a “bleeding heart liberal. I suppose part of it has to do with compassion. in the Great Society. Fejfar I am a Liberal. Reincarnation. and entertainment (G rated I suppose). Esq. J. So. most of the positions that we take are based upon enlightened rational self interest. Thus. . transportation. and I am in favor of the Social Welfare Net. education. you are entitled to live a life where your basic human needs are met. Fejfar.

I am not sure about that. etc. as a believer in the Great Society. If the job cannot pay a living wage then maybe the person is better off on welfare from an individual as well as a societal point of view. The companies who invest the most in their employees make the most money. I. should provide a good nutritious breakfast and lunch for every student. entertainment. The countries that invest the most in its people do very well economically. The argument is that people on welfare should not make more than a working poor person. The Great Society is filled with Great Companies who have Great Employees working for them. shelter. education. my Karma for the next life will be to be a poor person in a world with no Social Welfare Net. am purchasing “Karma Insurance” so that in any life that I might live in the future. as a matter of rational self interest. One final objection to the Social Welfare Net is that it is impractical to put in place because of the working poor and lower middle class. I argue that such a world is possible and is economically efficient. in the Great Society. transportation. From a Karmactic point of view. this seems doubtful. In response. There really are not that many millionaires in America relative to the population as a whole. and the Social Welfare Net. clothing. one should always try to moderate extremes in one’s culture or face the likelihood that you will be dealing with one of the extremes in a future life. in a society with no Social Welfare Net. there are many governmental programs open to the working poor and the middle class. public or private. Additionally. statistically. The Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the rational choice. No child should go to school hungry and no child should go home hungry from school. While you might try to gamble that you will be rich financially in most of your lives. in the great society all schools. For example. I will be guaranteed the basics of food. Chapter 45 .without protest. The odds are you will end up poor. Education at every level should be free or at minimal cost so that all can participate.

that is. Form. and the Rectangle each are very basic forms. all one has to do is look at geometry. B. Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. Of course there are Fractal Forms. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom. For every word.. . I have argued that there are metaphysical quiddities associated with each person of the Holy Trinity: God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit Being Logos Form of Form Unrestricted Act of Understanding Creative Form Substantial Form Reason Substance Absolute Relational Loving Truth I have also alluded to the “Fourth” person of the Trinity. For every thing there is a form. J..A. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form.D. The metaphysical quiddity associated with the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is Form: Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom Form Form is one of the most important metaphysical quiddities. the World of the Forms. Fejfar. Esq. If one doubts that Form exists. as well.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J. the Square. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally. there is a form. Fejfar Previously. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. The Triangle.

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

Wonderful feeling. Then behind a Tree. A wonderful God. I saw God on a seashore.A.D. Chapter 47 The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax .. Esq. God is a cloud. Colors galore. Every once and awhile. A bit of a trial. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar. A whisp in the air. He doesn’t smother.. I wondered if. It doesn’t last long. He could see me. I saw God in a rainbow. A beautiful feeling.. I talk to God.A Poem By Anthony J. A huggable Bear. A Loving Spirit. Fejfar The Lurking God I saw God around a corner. God respects my Freewill. J. Beautiful waves. B. Never a snore. Grace that saves. Loving the Other.

as such. would find itself in position half way between that of a for profit corporations. but also can receive tax deductible charitable contributions. Where such a Moderation Corporation is using a sliding fee scale.D.. which pays income tax.A. and would promote social responsibility of business. Fejfar. I have also argued that a Moderation Corporation should be given special tax treatment. whether I am selling legal services or a golf cart. which is not only exempt from income tax.By Anthony J. Esq. The Moderation Corporation. I argue that the Moderation Corporation would serve a useful function in a market economy. The sliding fee scale is based upon the buyer’s annual income. the idea is that the price that the buyer pays should be proportionately reduced based on the buyer having a lower income than the norm. thus.. B. J. The purpose of a Moderation Corporation is to produce a moderate profit using moderate means. and that of a not-for-profit. I have argued for the existence and use of a Moderation Corporation. and that corporate wages and salaries also should be exempt from income tax. a sliding fee scale for the sale of corporate goods and services. Dividends of a Moderation Corporation would be taxable. Chapter 48 The Origin of the Nolo Contendere Plea in Criminal Law . Thus. Fejfar Previously.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I argue that that corporation should be exempt from federal and state income tax. My argument is that a Moderation Corporation should have as an essential attribute.

Jesus could not really deny that he was the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Ordinarily. J. and I have an answer. instead it is simply a refusal to contest the conviction that is entered without an innocent plea. Now. . obviously could not admit that it was a crime for him to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. B. because of the politics of the situation... but on the other hand.. Now. Jesus said to Pilate. one either pleads guilty or innocent. in a Criminal Case.D. one might wonder what the origin of the Nolo plea is in western law. or the Messiah. knowing that a Nolo conviction cannot be used against him in a later disbarment proceeding. I argue that the Nolo Contendere plea is based upon English Ecclesial Law which is modeled after the encounter of Jesus with Pilate during Holy Week. In so doing.A. Fejfar. Jesus was being tried before Pilate with the crime of being the King of the Jews. For example. Esq. an attorney defendant might take a Nolo plea to a crime but not confess guilt. however. it is best for a Criminal Defendant to plead Nolo Contendere. Jesus.By Anthony J. The Nolo plea is not an admission of guilt. “It is you who say that I am “[the King of the Jews and the Messiah]. So. Fejfar The Nolo Contendere plea in Criminal Law is an interesting legal doctrine. It is also used in some circumstances to avoid collateral use of a guilty plea conviction. what the Nolo plea does is state for the record that the Defendant is not opposing a conviction by the state of the Defendant for a particular crime. Once charged by Pilate for treason for being the King of the Jews and the Messiah. a capable lawyer himself was placed in a difficult situation. Sometimes. The Nolo plea is often used where a Criminal Defendant is willing to take a Nolo to a lesser charge in exchange for a more serious charge being dropped. just what is the Nolo Contendere plea? Well.

Obviously. but on the other hand did not admit guilt. Jesus did not deny the charge. the Nolo plea of Jesus carried over into later ecclesial law and then the English Common Law. Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury .Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of.

Protestant Mystics and spiritualists who became religious or political leaders were also charged with Penury. Fejfar Penury is a crime that you will not find in the statute books. where the penalty was either death or life in prison.An Allegorical Account By Anthony J. in England. Protestant Mysticism.” Henry VIII.A. The Protestants and their King were doing everything they could to destroy Roman Catholocism in England. J. that is. B.D. By 1850. Fejfar. If they are not illegally prosecuted and put in jail. the word “Penury” is not even found in most standard dictionaries. Anglican Church of England. In fact. . The one place where you can find Penury listed is in Black’s Law Dictionary. the King who broke from Rome and founded the Protestant. This practice of persecuting both mystical or spiritual Catholic and Protestant “Saints” spread to the United States and is still in use today. Esq. where Penury is defined as “Poverty.. the Roman Catholic “threat” had been stilled and another threat became apparent to the Protestant Anglican aristocracy. So Penury first became a crime in the Anglican Ecclesial Courts in England during the reign of King on. Any person who had taken a religious vow of poverty in Roman Catholic religious life was charged criminally in ecclesial court with Penury.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Penury was also charged against Roman Catholic lay leaders who were spiritual leaders or political leaders. they are illegally and involuntarily put on psychiatric wards to try to force them to become atheists.

C. and 18 U.The charge of Penury in the United States is clearly unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment. peyote case.S. Chapter 50 . section 242. section 1983.C. and the real Constitution tell us that a criminal charge of Penury is unconstitutional and a violation of 42 U. Any other interpretation means that we are living now under a fascist dictatorship with no religious freedom. Although the United States Supreme Court has tried to do away with religious freedom in this country in the Smith.S. Natural Law.

the government would fall away as an unnecessary evil.. that it would come from the Democratic Party. Apparently. that if there was ever to be a Communist revolution in the United States. Even rich people wonder if they can afford to send their kids to college anymore. Never mind that the social programs put money into the pockets of private individuals. the thought was that in the Soviet Union the government ran everything. and ignorance. but from the Republican Party. I would like to propose another idea about Communism in this essay.. Ronald Reagan did the best he could to destroy the middle class in this country by preventing its children from going to college.The Republican Manifesto By Anthony J. at least in some quarters. they see it as evil. It is even worse today. unemployment. From Ronald Reagan to George Bush the Republicans have done everything that they can at both the state and federal level to dismantle government. it is thought. abortion. perhaps the real Communist revolution in this country will come not from the Democratic Party. J. Fejfar Typically. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. when the Democrats wanted more funding for social programs. This is precisely the Communist attitude which Marx wrote about. Fejfar. Esq. not the government. I suspect that the Communist Utopia we will end up with will involve poverty. euthanasia. So.A. such “Big Government” Democrats were really Communists trying to bring about a controlling central government. Like the Soviet Union.. and so. But. The Republicans seem to want the State to fall away so that we can be left with a Communist Utopia. B. Rather that seeing the government as a good. in the Communist Manifesto said that at the end of the materialist dialectical process. Karl Marx. Law school tuition is so high that it is de facto impossible for most . Never mind that the government was trying to regulate the economy so that it would stay both fair and private.D.

The idea that welfare exists is a joke. not a month. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. for example welfare pays only $600 per month.000. In Pennsylvania. Ronald Reagan. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. Chapter 51 . instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. Perhaps. Food for thought. Then the government has the nerve to insist that relatives cannot give gifts to help make up the difference so that a relative doesn’t starve to death. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $ graduates to start a solo practice.

A. and already he had been involved in 6 separate car accidents with his UPS truck. Fejfar. After conferring. B. David insisted that he had done nothing wrong and was not mentally ill. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. not once being involved in a car accident with his UPS truck. When David reached age 40. The next day David’s solicitor met with the barrister assigned to defend David in court.D. David’s barrister pled that David was not guilty because he (David) was judicially incompetent to stand trial at the time of the offence for schizophrenia. transferring David to a psychiatric ward. It was David’s second week on the job in London. Indiana.. In his last accident. David told his solicitor that he (David) was following the same law that he always had in the United States. UPS offered him a job at twice the pay on a new delivery route in London. Fejfar David Greene was a driver for United Postal Service in Indianapolis. J. as well as the UPS driver’s manual. Once on the ward David was once again diagnosed with schizoprehenia by his psychiatrist. David did his job competently and well for over 20 years. When David’s attorney (Solicitor) visited David in prison. and entered the order..The Schizophrenic Driver An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. England. David was charged criminally with motor vehicle homicide.. Esq. when the law in England was that he should be driving on the left hand side. and asked for long term psychiatric care for David. instead he was just following . The judge agreed. he discovered that David’s problem was that David thought that he (David) should be driving on the right hand side of the road.

only in England. The psychiatrist agreed. David then asked the psychiatrist if he David would be considered schizophrenic in the United States. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic. David responded that it all seemed sort Chapter 52 . David. according to the psychiatrist was delusional in thinking that the American rule of driving on the right was the rule to be followed in England. The psychiatrist replied no.the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. of political to him and not medical.

D. B. and Equity (equity favors the one in need. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. Individual Autonomy 2. equity favors the one . Esq.A. Fejfar. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J.. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1. The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal. J. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). Individual Self Transcendence (compassion for oneself and others) The Ethical Matrix requires that one who is a Son of Liberty make his or her ethical decisions on the Natural Law Ethical Principles of: Reciprocity (treat another as you would wish to be treated in similar circumstances.. In achieving this goal of Liberty.. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. Liberty based society is present throughout the world. all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. Proportionality (law and equality are based on the idea of proportionality with proportionality symbolized by an equilateral triangle divided down the center forming two smaller right triangles which mirror each other).

based on Classical Philosophy.with the greatest need. . Natural Law. equity says that for each Son of Liberty. and executive branches of government. Finally. judicial. is the basis for Natural Rights and Liberty. The Sons of Liberty support Social Responsibility of Business where business decisions are made using the Ethical Matrix. requiring all law to be reasonable. Neothomism. The Sons of Liberty support the judicial review of all legislative and executive branch actions using the Constitution. from each according to one’s ability). to each according to one’s need. the Sons of Liberty should support the use and teaching of Metaphysics. The Sons of Liberty support a Constitutional Democracy with a legislative. as a basis for Liberty should be taught in grade school through graduate school.

understanding. Fejfar The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. What is Liberation? We can see a eight fold movement of Liberation: 1. Liberative Law Enforcement Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience.Chapter 53 The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1 By Anthony J. . Liberative Law 8. Individual Cognitive Liberation 2. judgment-reflection. This can be done through the process of Liberation. Liberative Social Norming 7. Liberative Social Political Action 6. Individual Metaphysical Liberation 3. Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures 5. Individual Ethical Liberation 4. Fejfar © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.

In order to Liberate. and Substance. Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being. In order to Liberate. Logos is the basis for The Word which is the Son of God. and love. Being is Form of Form. The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation. Each of us must judge and reflect that we know reality through experience. Each of us must experience: experience. that causes Liberation to Flourish. understanding. and love. which paradoxically is a combination of Truth. judgment-reflection. or Creative Reason. In order to Liberate. Logos is Creative Form. judgment-reflection. Love is Liberation. we must first experience what is going on. with a small amount of Form and love. through judgment and reflection. and love. we must then each know what is going on. an Unrestricted Pure Act of Understanding. experience. understanding. Logos. Jesus Christ. understanding. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father. Finally. each of us must love. Each of us must understand: experience. judment-reflection. or Reason itself. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates! . Creative Word. Substance is Formless Form. judgment-reflection. to really act to Liberate we must love. we must each then understand what is going on. Finally. and love. It is the appropriation of Being. Finally. more than anything else.and love. Love moves the will to Act when we are afraid to act. Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. Logos. and Substance. In the final analysis love Liberates. understanding.

Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. Here. Reciprocity 2. judgment-reflection. Proportionality 4. Proportionality means equality before the law. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles: 1. experience. understanding. and a scale of values. Finally. to do. better or worse. and Ethics. Utility means Maximization of Value. Ethics teaches us what is right or wrong. Equity Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be treated in similar circumstances. Need is based upon love. both individually. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained. Rules Metaphysical Intuition. love. Value implies Proportionality is seen best in a one to one individual values. . ratio. Utility 3. Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates! Equity Liberates! The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures. combine to critique unjust social structures. Equity means that Equity makes an equitable Reciprocity exception from a general rule based upon need. and socially.

Law is to support the common good. Just because a just law is on the books. In order for just laws to be enforced. and rather are based upon hate. Rules which lack love as their basis. As Saint Thomas Aquinas said. home. Thus children are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal rule. Similarly. The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action. and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory consciousness and action. Liberative social rules must be taught in school and at Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory consciousness and action. This is the natural societal function. are unreasonable and unjust. does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. In order for unjust laws to be repealed. social and political action is required. Liberative Social and Political Action Liberates! Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. are impractical and unjust. are unjust. So. Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process. are unjust. and are unjust. proportionality. rules which do not involve reciprocity.which are wrong in the face of experience. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or reflection. and equity. Rules Rules which are Unethical are unjust. social and political action is required. social and political action is required. which reject a transcendent Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. In order for just laws to be enacted in the first place. Liberation must support active Social Norming. . utility. Liberation requires social and political action.

Rawls. Both individual as well as societal liberation is required. Cognitional Structure. unjust regimes. especially. is required. Method in Theology Lonergan. lawyers. and judges. police officers. Insight Lonergan. so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic. Liberate! All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist. and legal change. Those responsible for the administration of justice. Law Liberates! Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. must also fight. are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. A Theory of Justice in Collection Law Enforcement must . Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay) Fejfar.Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. or near just society. political. only democratic. non-violent means of social. Even lay persons are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. just. legislators. In the case of a democratic. Just as the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation against King George. Bibliography Fejfar. such as we have in the United States. Jurisprudence for a New Age Lonergan.

In states where there is no Tract Index (most of the East and South in the United States).. If one cannot undertake a valid search using the Grantor- Grantee index and verify the chain of title. Wife dies and no one bothers to probate the estate.” might have something to do with a youthful indiscretion which took place after a college beer party. that because of the existence of Race. Husband and Wife hold a Tenacy by the Entirety in Blackacre. Then. one must be able to undertake a Grantor-Grantee and a Grantee-Grantor search of the public real estate recording records. Instead. The only significant property that Wife owned was her share of Blackacre. Esq.. in order for a title to real property to be valid. back to our hypothetical. I didn’t think that it would ever come up in real life.Chapter 54 The Wild Deed and Real Property Law By Anthony J. one half of the interest in the real property in question passes to the surviving spouse by survivorship when the other spouse has died.. probates the Will by filing for Letter Testamentary and the Will is recorded by the Registrar of Wills Office with the County. among other things. Fejfar. leaving Blackacre to his four children by Will. Husband dies. the Attorney for Husband’s Estate. Now.D. five years later. Fejfar One might think that a “Wild Deed. Recall. there must be a valid chain of title. Oliver Attorney. When I was taught about the “Wild Deed” in law school. Recall. I must tell you that a “Wild Deed” is a concept found in Real Property Law. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and hold Blackacre as Tenant by the Entirety. or Race-Notice real property recording statutes. J. . Notice. Husband and Wife are married. that a Tenacy by the Entirety is an estate where. then this is a defect in the title. in order to establish a good chain of title. but I have a situation in mind where it can.A. B. also. Imagine this situation.

Bill is the Grantee and Children of H and W are the Grantor. H is the Grantee by survivorship and H and W the Grantor by the Deed The problem however. Children of H and W are the Grantee and H’s will is the Grantor. but Sally’s attorney runs into a problem. Let us say further that the children of Husband convey Blackacre to Bill in fee simple absolute. it is found outside the chain of title after H’s will is recorded. So .” Let me explain. Bill records the Deed and then in turn tries to sell Blackacre to Sally. is that the Death Certificate showing the transfer by survivorship is not in the chain of title. Without realizing it. This is a serious defect in the title. let’s see what we find in the search. To start the title search. and H’s will to his children. attorney must use the Grantee-Grantor index and work backwards. In theory you will find it filed between the original Deed to H and W. but it is not there. Instead.Oliver Attorney then files the Death Certificate for Wife in the Chain of Title in the Registrar of Deeds Office. The filed Death certificate functions as a Wild Deed. Here it is. listing H and W as the Grantor and H as the Grantee. Oliver Attorney has created a “Wild Deed.” Sally has a title search done. Bill and Sally sign a Purchase Agreement which states that Bill will provide Sally with “Marketable Title.

D. and Road’s other books. For the realist.. The realist never praises the idealist who. Fejfar In the book. or pragmatist. nothing at all would be. intent is everything. for a genuine idealist. J. or was. Similarly. even if I fail. If I try to accomplish something. Esq. For an idealist. and intent is irrelevant.” Both are very interesting concepts. accomplished. From the realist point of view. the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. if I paint a perfect picture. fails to accomplish his objective. even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons.. results don’t really even matter. For a realist. we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing. that is praiseworthy.Chapter 55 Timing and Intent By Anthony J. . An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world. For a realist. “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads. results are all that count. if it was done with the wrong intent. and have the right intent. I still have done the right thing. intent is pretty much irrelevant. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. with good intent.

really is not perfect. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. Now. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent.For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist. Good intent. Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return. then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture. very important. if we do not have the right intent. the . And. for example. getting back to Michael Roads. no matter how much we may appear to succeed. and. we fail. Now. no matter how hard we try. walking by the fig tree. although it may appear to be. So. It is hard to understand. then. what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. is thus. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren. what’s more. Roads also discusses timing. Because the tree had the wrong intent. In fact. both intent and results count. has a multidimensional aspect to it. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. Roads discusses the importance of intent. Real timing. producing no fruit. Without intent all is for naught. they notice that the tree was withered and dying. neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent. but if the artist really had the right intent. this story is about intent. it could not produce fruit. So too with us. it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition. the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent.

or even caused.idea of timing in playing basketball. “Bill” to get sick. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much. so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill. Seth. can and does shift forward and backward in time in relation to each of us and our multidimensional alternates. that by our choice. It is possible. But. Because in multidimensional reality the past can affect the future and the future can affect the past. Our God. of the Jane Roberts books. Perhaps God allowed. where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. Perhaps. Food for thought. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. for example can be very important. . the timing is not right for me to go to graduate school next year because I need to do multidimensional work that would help myself or others. does. knowing when to use the left jab. we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. This is where God comes in. then. or by God’s intervention in our lives. knowing when to shoot a jump shot. or timing in a boxing match. for example. timing is even more complicated. timing takes on an even more refined aspect.

First. and there was a Bully and a gang who was after him. He never had to get into a fight for a long time. Esq. Tom went back to school the next fall.A.Chapter 56 To the Death and Beyond An Allegory By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Tom had a problem. in Lancaster.. starting 10th grade.student and enjoyed playing sports. and a vow not to carry a weapon. Next. He was an A. Something to fight for.. if not impossible for anyone to physically attack Tom. Fejfar. Tom decided to go on a summer spiritual retreat to see if he could solve his problem.D. Tom spent two days praying and then suddenly his Intuition was activated and he knew what he had to do. and when he did. shift his Soul or Spirit back into his body immediately prior to getting killed. This vow also gave Tom meaning. Tom was a Spiritual Catholic. Tom took a vow to “Fight for Justice and Social Justice to the Death and Beyond. he won. B. Tom was basically a good kid. and with his newly acquired Wisdom. he could immediately. correct the situation. If Tom was ever killed. The Holy Spirit told Tom that this would place Tom in the Dao spiritually so that it would be very difficult. Nebraska. J. and Highschool.” This made Tom a multidimensional immortal. Fejfar Tom Phiffer was in 9th Grade at Clark Junior High.. . Tom took a vow of self-defense only non-violence. and multidimensionally. But.

D. The epistemology of Lonergan’s Critical Realism. fallible. The Transcendental Precepts do not produce some sort of moral or epistemological absolutism. a more wise reflection. Base Emotions Soul Mind. which can be described as: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Be Responsible Be Loving Interestingly. Analytic Mind Spirit... the Transcendental Precepts produce probable knowledge.Chapter 57 Transcendental Method and Espistemology By Anthony J. is one which is self-correcting. Esq. In other words.A. Method in Theology. it is apparent that the Transcendental Precepts are epistemological. a new understanding. Jesuit Philosopher. yielding provisional results which are subject to revision upon the acquisition of new data. subject to revision. Bernard Lonergan. and Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. B. . discusses the Transcendental Precepts. Fejfar In his book.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. Fejfar. Wisdom Level of Reflection and Judgment Thus. the first three Transcendental Precepts parallel Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure as well as the levels of Consciousness described by Plato: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Level of Experience Level of Understanding Body Mind.

smelled. would argue that one can deconstruct Transcendental Method and find that it is not transcendent at all.. we .. all is culture. heard. I am sure. So. touched. has a certain objective quality to it. moves to Understanding. Experience is the basis for empiricist philosophy and logical positivism. it is obvious that Experience.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A. on the other hand. Transcendental Method argues that there are several levels of consciousness. Judgment and Reflection. which when used together. nothing can be transcended. all is immanent. felt. Now.D. tasted. They argue that all is context. Fejfar Some academics have argued that the Transcendent does not exist. as such. postmodern deconstructionists. if one were attempting to deconstruct Transcendental Method. In deconstructing Experience. Esq. provide a transcendental method of find fallible truth. Fejfar. as Bernard Lonergan has in his book.Chapter 58 Transcendental Method and Postmodernism By Anthony J. Now. There is also Understanding. and in fact turns out to be a more adequate postmodern philosophy than that of the French deconstructionists. Experience is defined as that aspect of human knowing which provides the mind with the data of sense experience. Method in Theology. Experience is what is seen. let us begin with Transcendental Method and then attempt to deconstruct it as Derrida might try. J. and then culminates in Reflection and Judgment. I. it would seem that one would start by trying to deconstruct Experience. Transcendental Method begins with Experience. In deconstructing Experience. argue that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. about all we can say in the negative is that Experience is not all there is to knowing. In fact. if one were to argue that Transcendental Method exists. B.

Not much more can be said. for example. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Etc. At the level of Understanding. Now.can simply say that Experience by itself is inadequate because Experience can be fooled by sensory illusions such as the appearance of a straight stick looking crooked when placed in a glass tank of water. Finally. it is not antienvironment. and. there are some ideas or concepts which have a transcend function which help us to improve our understanding over what we had before. Thus. that scientific inquiry uses “Paradigms” in order to understand reality. I would search for another Paradigm which was more adequate. that meaning categories act to create reality. In this sense. one generates theories and hypothesis. Structures of Scientific Revolutions. it seems difficult to argue that Understanding is sexist. The postmodernist might argue. it is not sexist. survives the postmodern critique. Thus. is a transcendental idea. I would simply argue that I would search for a New Paradigm which reconciles the Old Paradigms. one asks all the pertinent questions. in the context of Understanding and Reflection and Judgment. And. Experience is not racist. Understanding. In terms of postmodern deconstruction. it is not homophobic. Experience. the hermeneutic circle is formed. let us move to the level of Understanding. as Gadamer points out. However. Logic helps us to see that certain ideas are rational and others are not. One also categorizes the data of Experience. that many Paradigms seem to be incommensurate with each other. the idea of logical constistency. that likes should be treated alike. as a general rule. Transcendental Method is cumulative and self correcting. following Thomas Kuhn’s work. In attempting to deconstruct Understanding. as an idea and an operation does not seem to . racist. if this new Paradigm turned out to be inadequate. at the level of Understanding. and compares and contrasts ideas and data. homophobic or anti-environment. Using Transcendental Method. not just describe it. one probably would argue along the lines of hermeneutics.

Intuition provides an Intellectual Sympathy which enables us to know reality more adequately. As Bergson puts it. then. Finally. outside of space-time. especially taken in the context of the higher function of Judgment and Reflection. or antienironment. There are hundred of studies which have scientifically proven the existence of Intution. Derrida’s postmodernism is flawed. it appears that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. This. Additionally. The tradesman analyist is not an intellectual. there is the level of Judgment and Reflection. I suppose that one might argue that Intution is irrational and false consciousness. it difficult to see how Intuition is racist. then. however. Judgment and Reflection is the cognitive function or operation which takes Understanding and then evalutates it on a higher level. where the mind interfaces with the Quantum Field. Derrida has no basis for reconstructing reality. survives the postmodern critique. sexist. finding the most adequate Understanding available. flies in the face of human experience and scientific fact. So. non-locally. at least in part. Awakening Intuition. we have contemporary Quantum Physics to explain to us how Intuition seems to work. While. at the same time. Derrida’s deconstruction does not survive Critical Thomist or Critical Realist postmodern critique. but instead seems to transcend culture. As Frances Vaughn points out in her work. in terms of the postmodern critique. is a Quantum Ability. All Derrida can do is deconstruct. Understanding. it would appear that anyone can develop Intution through a sustained use of Meditation. . Judgment and Reflection are Alinear Intuitive functions which act to transcend mere culturally biased. he or she lacks the integration of Intuition with analytic understanding. I have argued that Intuition. homophobic. In terms of the postmosdern critique. Finally. Intuition is what transforms mere analytic rationality into intellectual reason.

if we reflect. Now. Fejfar Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think. I would argue that the American Constitution.. i. The Judicial Branch. B. Logos. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). that Constitutional Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity. The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons. The Executive Branch. it is apparent that the three branches of government. is based upon the Holy Trinity Itself.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. this is wrong. and Substance. J. In my judgment. In fact.. wrongly. that is with three branches of government. and the Legislative Branch. Esq. Being.A. God the Father (Being). God the Son (Logos). Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired.Chapter 59 Trinitarian Democracy By Anthony J. I argue that with each Person of the Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity. it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate Authority as being Supremely Good. the President of the United States is seen as being the Highest Civil ..e. with a Tripartite System of Government. parallel the Trinity: Executive Branch Judicial Branch Legislative Branch God the Father (Ultimate Authority) God the Son (Jesus Christ as Judge) God the Holy Spirit (Holy Spirit inspiring people from the bottom up) Now.. Similarly. Fejfar.

that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is a Unity of Substance (Nicea). from the “ground up. Now. Jesus Christ. it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit. is. the American people share the same role as the “People of America. The Son of God. That is why we elect them. it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ. we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil.Authority having the most personal power to get things done. and opposing The . The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most responsive to the current desires of the American People. The Holy Spirit is thought to work best. as revolutionary. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo. or Substance.” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in society. God the Father may have a different political agenda than God the Holy Spirit. opposing movements of the Spirit that are not consistent with Reason. Similarly. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of God. has the responsibility of Judging humanity. as the second Person of the Trinity. Substantial Form. In fact. in the creative mode Creative Form.” The American People.” in governmental terms. unconstitutional. is the mediating aspect of the Trinity. God the Father seems to work from the top down. and God the Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up. The rather interesting thought. the Holy Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit. Perhaps. the United States Supreme Court. then. has Power equal to that of God the Father and God the Son. to bring about a better society. a panel of Judges. Thus. the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and legislative enactments. and in the stable mode. has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best. Now. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father. the Holy Spirit. as Loving Truth. Ideally. is seen as having the right to judge persons under law.

. rather than Aristotle. Perhaps.Will of God the Father if it is not consistent with Reason. the Trinity is a dynamic unity in harmony which is more like the Greek Philosopher Hericlitus would have it.

Chapter 60

Truth, Relativism, and Evil By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar

When I grew up, as a kid, it was generally understood that truth was good. It was generally good to tell the truth and not to lie. At a certain point, It was the middle of the Vietnam War and suddenly a

however, this began to change.

lot of people had a hard time finding the truth about Vietnam. We saw new reports, we saw government statements and we saw teenagers go off to war, many of whom never came back. Next, we began to see stories in the news at school about Northern Ireland. We were told that the war was a religious war and that basically both the Catholics and the Protestants were wrong. Northern Ireland was a scandal to the Christian Church. So, with all of this the teaching authority of both civil society and the church began to crumble. Soon, we began being taught relativism at school. And, relativism ended up being extreme relativism, that is, the idea that everything is relative. Only relative truth existed, and relative truth was really no truth at all. Very soon it became apparent that

an person arguing for truth or objectivity was considered to be evil. While relativism did not recognize the good, it did recognize evil, which was moral absolutism, absolute truth, etc. From a classical point of view then, it had gotten to the point that good was

evil and evil was good, a sure recipe for disaster. Now, absolute truth might exist, but I am not arguing for absolute truth. In fact, I like some aspects of relativism: a respect for minority positions and dissent and a willingness to revise one’s judgments about the truth when new evidence or a new understanding of the evidence is available. As a Critical Thomist, then, I argue for moderate relativism and moderate truth rather than extreme relativism or absolute truth. With moderate relativism there

is always room for reasonable argumentation, for two side of the story, for the adversarial system of justice, for constitutional democracy. Extreme relativism, in the

end, just leads us back to a naïve sort of authoritarian fundamentalism which is based upon an inauthentic adherence to some authority figure. In Amenrica, Military Officers swear to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, they do not swear a loyalty oath to a president or dictator. So, I argue that the best truth we can get is 99.999999999999% true. This is as good as it gets. Any truth statement made can always be subject to reasonable critique and revision. While some of us might wish for absolute truth, it is very hard to come by, and is often presented in a manipulative way. We are better off having a

society and a school system which is based upon moderate truth.

While some might

say that absolute truth is evil, I would say also that extreme relativism is evil, albeit, relatively evil.

.A. the Quanta. Fejfar The “modern” view of reality which prevailed in the West for quite some time was that we lived in a materialistic world and universe where the building block of reality is and was the Atom. Soon. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. though. and finally.D.Chapter 61 Unified Quantum Field Theory By Anthony J. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. Thus. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. Interestingly. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. the quark. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. Esq. the photon. J. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. This new approach to reality was called String Theory.. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. . this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. After awhile. the positron. material. Thus. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found.. Fejfar. B. atoms. The problem was. some scientists decided to take another approach.

a quark. I. Food for thought. and Accident. even prior to reading about string theory. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. Thus. without any subatomic particles at all. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. Perhaps in the ancient world where everyone believed in Form. as still could be valid. it can also display as an electron.however. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. on the other hand. This also accounts for the idea that medieval and ancient classical physics or metaphysics was. is a chameleon particle. of sorts. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. I argue that the transpersonal meaning reality of Western culture was so strong that the Quanta particles all masked themselves as Atoms. the answer which I came up with. etc. a positron. I suspect. that Atomism was merely a mistaken theory. there really were no atoms. have a more subtle argument to be made. how is all of this reconciled with the old Atomistic theory? Most scientists would argue. Cause. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. The Quantum Field and individual Quanta Particles simply played the parts necessary for ancient and medieval metaphysics to work. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. Now. like string theory. .

not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. Thus. the positron.D. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string.. B.Chapter 62 Unified Quantum Field Theory and Being By Anthony J. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. material. Thus. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. Esq. Fejfar. the photon. Fejfar The “modern” view of reality which prevailed in the West for quite some time was that we lived in a materialistic world and universe where the building block of reality is and was the Atom. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. The problem was. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. and finally. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. atoms. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. After awhile.A.. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. though. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. J. the Quanta. some scientists decided to take another approach. Soon.. Interestingly. the quark. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. . This new approach to reality was called String Theory. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View.

like string theory. But what is Being made of? Being is composed of Beinga Streams which take the function of Quanta Particles or Strings. Beinga Streams are Relational Meaning Streams.however. it is apparent that Beinga Streams or Relational Meaning Streams parallel the notion of Quantum Particles and Strings. In fact this is a good definition of Beinga Streams. even prior to reading about string theory. Or perhaps there is a dialectical relationship in the Dao where Being manifests the Quantum Field and the Quantum Field manifests Being. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. or an Unrestricted Act of Understanding. Now. Thus. one might argue that the Quantum Field manifests Being. Every rock has a spirit as does every blade of grass. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. Thus. if have referred to Beinga Streams as. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. asserting that there is a spirit for every person. it can also display as an electron. It should be noted that Being as the Building Block of Reality is supported by the science of indigenous cultures. my argument is that the concept of being. in Classical terms Being is Form of Form. One might argue that Being manifests the Quantum Field. the question at this point is how can Quantum Physics be reconciled with Classical Metaphysics which utilizes the concept of Being as being the foundation for Reality? Well. is a chameleon particle. although it stands on its own two feet independently of Quantum Physics. animal. or on the other hand. Relational Meaning Streams. Indigenous cultures are typically animistic. Previously. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. a positron. or thing. simultaneously. In Western indigenous . is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. what then is the nature of Being? Well. which is my position. is in fact an analogous concept. the answer which I came up with. etc Now. a quark.

and subject to revision. Finally. I argue that Beinga Streams.culture these spirits were referred to as Elemental Spirits. or Relational Meaning Streams. In fact. Moderate relativism supports the adversary system of justice and opposes the inquisition. Quanta Particles. and Elemental Spirits. Be Responsible. Quanta Particles. and Strings. you might ask what are the political implications of the foregoing. Moderate relativism means that we must follow the Transcendental Precepts of Be Attentive. Moderate relativism means that the best form of government is a Constitutional Democracy which supports individual rights at law. Strings. Be Reasonable. and an Equitable interpretation of law. are all analogous to Elemental Spirits and in fact perform the same function in their respective cosmologies. . and must take logical arguments seriously. all support the idea of Moderate Relativism as the nature of knowledge and reality. Be Intelligent. Moderate relativism means that we can have probabilistic knowledge of reality which is fallible. Moderate relativism means that there can be two sides to an argument. the notion of Beinga Streams. be Loving. Moderate relativism means that it is possible that reasonable people can differ in their assessment of a problem. Moderate relativism means that we still have logic and reason.

First. show us that causality exists. Since the idea of an infinite regress of causes is irrational.A. J.D. First. then this leads to an infinite regress of causes which either suggests the existence of God in reality. The argument is the God is the First Cause which is an Uncaused Cause. atheistic materialism denies the existence of God. atheistic materialism asserts that the ultimate nature of reality is that which is material.. argue that atheistic materialism is not normative. But. is psychotic. but instead.. B. Finally. The argument is that our sense experience and rigorous inferences therefrom. that which is based upon the idea that atoms are the ultimate reality of the universe. let us consider the notion of God. Recall. if this is true. think that atheistic materialism is a normative position to take. that an infinite regress is irrational. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. then I am the efficient cause of that movement and that collision.Chapter 63 Why Athiestic Materialism is Psychotic By Anthony J. Once we understand that causality exists. it is apparent that for every effect. that psychosis is defined as that which is out of touch with reality. Second. Esq. wrongly. Let us start by looking at the basic reality premises of atheistic materialism. or put another way.. Fejfar Some people. which is itself an Uncaused Cause. we must assume that there is a rational First Cause. I. Thomas Aquinas has presented a proof that God in fact exists. there must have been a prior cause. Fejfar. atheistic materialism asserts that Logical Positivism is a normative philosophy of knowledge or epistemology. If I roll a ball into another ball. on the other hand. or alternatively. .

Science is full of “anomalies” which cannot be explained by sense experience alone. then there is no basis for logical positivism. Because the water bends light in a particular . In fact. In fact. Thus. So. outside of spacetime. is that the ultimate nature of reality is material atomism. and look at the dowel through the side of the tank. sense impression.The second position of atheistic materialism. if I take that same wooden dowel. If we transcend mere sense experience. Logical positivism is at a loss to explain how this could be. If sense experience is not universally reliable. sense experience is not universally reliable in disclosing reality. atheistic materialism asserts that logical positivism is a normative epistemology or philosophy of knowledge. it is apparent that the crooked dowel appears to be crooked because of an optical illusion created by the water which acts like a prism. one with crooked dowel. Logical positivism asserts that we know reality best through immediate sense experience and rigorous logical inferences based upon that sense experience. In fact logical positivism has been totally discredited. and that one subatomic particle is the Quantum Particle. contemporary science has proven that subatomic particles exist. if I take a straight wooden dowel (stick) and look down the barrel of the stick my sense of sight shows the stick to be straight. my sight sense impression has given me two completely contradictory views of reality. For example. one with straight dowel. Finally. which participates in the Quantum Field. and proceed to the levels of understanding and judgment/reflection. it is clear that atheistic materialism is wrong in asserting that the real nature of reality is atomistic materialism. the dowel appears to be crooked to my sight. However. and place it in a glass walled tank of water. this assumes that sense experience is universally reliable in disclosing reality. However.

from that point of view.way. and. on all three counts discussed earlier. Thus. Thus. . is psychotic. even though it is really straight. it can be seen that atheistic materialism is a false philosophy. in summing up. or Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. logical positivism is rejected as a false philosophy in favor of Lonerganian Critical Realism. the dowel appears to crooked.

which can be revised and reformulated based . What we know. understanding. it was quite popular. and does engage in critical deconstruction. not with absolute certainty. I think that it is fair to describe Critical Thomism as a postmodern philosophy. While my Critical Thomist philosophy can be described as a Neo-thomist philosophy. Similarly. many do not find this category helpful. This is because Neo-thomism sort of fell off the map around 1960.. Fejfar. Before that. rather than a modernist one. Critical Thomism is a fallible philosophy in many respects. What we know. Fejfar When you are in academia. we know probabilistically. While the Platonic Forms exist for the Critical Thomist. it is not one which can be used deontologically. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J.Chapter 64 Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy By Anthony J. While there is a certain foundationalism to Critical Thomism. and intuitive judgment and reflection.. not verbal orders of some sort. While Critical Thomism can decontruct. people expect you to fit your academic positions into consensually acceptable analytic categories. people expect you to have your philosophy to be either modernist or postmodernist. they are more like guides or signposts. at least in some circles. I have taken this position bccause Critical Thomism can. No.D. today. just as much as does the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault. we know on the basis of experience. After thinking it through. Esq. it can also then reconstruct in a way which is non-materially foundationalist.

upon new experience. it clear that Critical Thomism is not modernist. in its typical form is and was based upon scientific or atheistic materialism. . science guided and grounded modernism. the existence and action of the Quantum Field. Logos. materialist. and intuitive judgment and reflection. and Form. Substance. on the other hand. Metaphysics grounds and guides Critical Thomism in the same way that modern atheistic. Modernism. in the first instance. recognizes. Additionally. Being. Critical Thomism. better understanding.

I would like to argue for the Spiritual presence of Santa Claus at Christmas. It is said that many saints can levitate or teleport or maybe even multilocate. Santa Claus too. we know that Saint Nicholas. do not shed their Astral Bodies. So. As a Saint. I argue that this is a mistake.. Fejfar Some people stop believing in Santa Claus around age 11..D. Fejfar. it is said that some persons who die. historically. I argue that the Holy Spirit.A. we find the time to put up the Christmas tree and find presents for our loved ones. in the person of Santa Claus give us the Christmas Spirit.. Nicholas was known for. actually lived in asia minor and is a canonized saint. Saint Nicholas died at some point. bringing presents to children on Christmas. He is real as much as any other Saint was real. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. It is said that one who has an Astral Body can materialize on Earth. I suspect that we would not be giving each other gifts at Christmas time. The Christmas Spirit is amazing. In the magical lore. also know to us as Santa Claus. but instead maintain their Astral Body after life. among other things. J. perhaps. an Santa Claus can come to us in his Astral Body. Now. I am putting forth the proposition that Santa Claus really exists and is the Spirit of Christmas. In spite of low income for some . Perhaps. Saint Nicholas. B.Chapter 65 Why Santa Claus Really Exists By Anthony J. In spite of the cold weather that many of us endure at Christmas time. Apparently. Without this Spirit. has these gifts so that he actually does bring Christmas presents to some in a very short period of time on Earth. the North Pole exists on the Astral Plane. Additionally. or Santa Claus is present to us in our prayers and thoughts. and of course passed over to the other side.

. is the gift of his Son.households. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas. As God give us gifts. And of course. the Christ Child. so we too give gifts to each other. I suspect that only Satanic parents refuse to give their children Christmas gifts if it is a Catholic household. Gifts at Christmas remind us of God’s generosity to us. This is the true meaning of Christmas.

A.Chapter 66 Why Wisdom is not Satanism By Anthony J. using philosophical intuition is able to find the knowledge that “falls between the cracks” of linear rationality. The Book of Wisdom. The Catholic Christian tradition has taught the importance of Wisdom throughout its history. is very linear in nature and as Bergson points out.. is all about Wisdom. Satanism is based upon destroying the weak. J. Satanism is based upon hatred. In more direct terms.. B. In fact. . This is absolutely not true. then Wisdom is not evil in this sense because Wisdom is arational not irrational. an entire book of the Bible. Alinear Wisdom. or rationality. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. we can see that Wisdom and Satanism are not the same and in fact are in many ways opposites. Fejfar. Wisdom is the enemy of Satanism. as some say.. Satanism is ordered toward evil. If indeed the irrational is evil (with the exception of love). misses many of the most important nuances about life and reality. Esq. Fejfar Some protestants seem to think that Wisdom is Satanic.D. Reason.

Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance. himself.Wisdom. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me. Typically. Whether they realize it or not.” as part of my Jesuit education. evil selfdestructs. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1. with the possible exception of Satan. Satan always breaches his contracts. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. not destroy them. that one can use evil instrumentally. The good is used to promote the Good. the Jesuits teach Wisdom. 3. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. and this is a very bad deal. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. Now. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs. Also. Ultimately. Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. on the other hand. Finally. Now. it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. “in between the lines. for some the following point may be difficult. 2. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. Evil is used to promote the Good. and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. . Evil is used to combat Evil. is ordered towards the Good. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism.

This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout.. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all. Another argument against adequate welfare is that if we paid enough for welfare this would exceed what a person would get working a full time job at minimum wage.A. I am in favor of the social welfare net which prevents people from ending up out in the street or a homeless shelter if they lose their jobs. rather than working. . Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society. in Pennsylvania.D. B. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. I respond that minimum wage must be increased so that it pays enough or more than enough for a single person to live a normal life in a one bedroom apartment. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month. Fejfar. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. Esq. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. Here. Finally. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic.. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life. J.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. The idea is that poor people should be forced to commit suicide or be murdered so that they are not a drag on the economy. Currently. For example. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J..

When in the Dao an hour may seem like 5 minutes. go with the flow until nothing is happening.D. In fact. The end of Daoism is the Dao. Zen Satori. In fact. you are not the Dao. Time is alinear not linear. one is very direct. Time is experienced consciously as a flow. I argue that is impossible to live a good life if it is spent entirely in the Dao. on the other hand. it does not pass. of complementary opposites. where one begins in the Dao. Esq. Being is a relatively unitary metaphysical quiddity. one has found the Dao. Whether explicitly stated or not.A. J. is Insight drawn from Intuition. In the Dao. In fact in some ways Daoism and Zen are opposites. In living life. to act. all is passive. Fejfar Some argue that Daoism and Zen are basically the same spirituality or philosophy. to get things done. or entirely in the linear Being of Zen. So. and then go back into the flow of the Dao. the good life is found I disagree. It is impossible to be direct in the Dao. and shifts to the Zen of action. which is a Ying/Yang. if you are not in the flow of the Dao. on the other hand is a very “go with the flow” spirituality. the end of Zen is Being. one never seeks reality. and then switch to the Zen of direct action. When in the Dao reality is aunitary. one can only flow with the Dao. on the one hand. Zen is action. one lets reality come to you. B. Fejfar. goes with the flow for as long as practicable. and you are not being Daoist. When one finds the balancing point between Ying and Yang. . When one is in a Zen mode of consciousness... Zen is very direct. and one wants to move. In the Dao time flows. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Daoism.. as I have argued elsewhere. rearrange the apple cart through a direct action.Chapter 68 Zen and Daoism: Action and Inaction By Anthony J.

letting the Dao take over and do the work effortlessly. but not wonton violent aggression. THE END . Of course in doing this one should as much as possible participate in creative non-violence which allows for self-defense.

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