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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
Purgatory 29. The Correcting Entry 39. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. The Christ Child 37. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23. and Critical Thomism 34. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Oblivion 27. Natural Law and Music 25. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Consciousness. Self-actualization 33. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Reason and Higher Love 31. Nazi Dupes 26. Seth. The Dark Side of the Force 40. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24.19. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Mind Control 22.
The Final Solution 44. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Republican Manifesto 51. The Great Society 45. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Trinitarian Democracy 60. The Crime of Penury 50. Truth. Relativism. Quantum Field Theory 62. and Evil 61. The Wild Deed 55. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy .42. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. Timing and Intent 56. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. The Lurking God 47. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. To the Death and Beyond 57.
65. Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67. Zen and Daoism . Why Santa Claus really Exists 66. Workfare 68.
making the path impassible. Esq. hypo-deductive thought. or. Fejfar The developmental psychologist Piaget. There is a sign at the head of each path. people in concrete operations cannot plan for the future. Path A is paved with asphalt Sign B: Path B is 1 mile long Path B is 2 feet wide . there is a more abstract. if he or she can think hypo-deductively. difficult type of thinking known as formal operations.. J.. naïve thinking of concrete operations. Concrete people cannot compare and contrast possible alternative future courses of action and choose a future which is logically superior. 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. In this essay I am giving a short test for formal operations so that the reader can see. asserted in his work that beyond the simple.Chapter 1 A Short Test for Formal Operations Thinking By Anthony J. one path marked Path A. Fejfar. You see. and the second marked Path B.D. 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.
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. (Scroll down for the correct answer below after taking the test). BEGIN the TEST. and choose the path which logically is better. .Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now. given the goal of reaching your destination. You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B.
ANSWER: Path B While Path A has some nice features. . with the bridge out it cannot be used to get to the destination.
Fejfar For many persons. Genesis. Of course. J. if you can change an atom. not with gradual incremental changes.Chapter 2 Bergson. Bergson. evolution is seen. when you think about it. or even biological levels. Recall that Quantum Physics is based upon the scientific idea that the Quantum Field exists outside of space-time. complex. however. but can certainly produce changes on the atomic. if you . argued that evolution could only take place with rapid.. as a very gradual process of evolutionary change which is consistent with atheistic materialism. following Darwin.A. B. on the other hand. could be seen as evidence that evolution takes place very rapidly. The question. following Bergson. And. to think that if you can change the subatomic makeup of an atom.D. There is no reason. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. involving God and metaphysics. and Quantum Physics By Anthony J. is. with causation from outside of space-time by God and metaphysics. And. logically. that you cannot change the atom itself. there is no reason to think that you could not change a molecule. changes in biological reality. I. in his work on evolution.. the idea that people were created by God. argue that evolution involves planned change from outside of space-time. in Genesis in the Bible. Esq. The Quantum Field exists on a subatomic level. Evolution. My response is that evolution takes place using Quantum Physics and Quantum Change.. molecular. how can we get to this notion of evolution and still stay in the realm of science. Fejfar.
Thus. which very well might involve God. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. . there is no reason to think that you could not change a biological cell. ex nihilo. and certainly metaphysics. and the notion of scientific evolution. out of nothingness.can change a molecule. but really out of the Quantum Field. or creation of human beings by God in the Bible. there really is no contradiction between the idea of theistic evolution. as if. in general. could produce large and sudden evolutionary changes. or even human beings. it is possible that evolutionary meaning on the Quantum level. Thus.
B. They are as follows: .A. I have argued previously that contemporary science.” I have also heard psychiatric social workers argue that one who is not “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial” cannot own property... tells us that we live in a world and universe of moderate relativism. Esq. Fejfar I once heard a psychologist argue that in order to practice law. in part. one had to be “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial. or contract. based on Quantum Physics.D. only probable knowledge. and what is required to prove a fact. using a legal proceeding. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. There is no absolute certainty in this world or universe. 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. in relation to law. or reality. J..Chapter 3 Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency and a finding Of Judicially Incompetent to Stand Trial: An Analysis By Anthony J. there are three different standards of proof which must be proved. Fejfar. Thus. I would like to argue that these persons are mistaken.
Now. and thus.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. contracts. tort. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2. Thus. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. Civil Case. Civil Regulatory Case. I suppose. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. Criminal Case. environmental or corporate regulation. If a person is alleged to be . 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. -involuntary psychiatric commitments.property.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99. the standard for “reality” is different. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. some type of test is required.licensure.1.
and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another. Finally. logically. 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. for example. that is. yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. .then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better. Now. practice law. criminal intent.9999999% . it is equally true that a person could know reality at 87% probability but not 99.99999% probability. such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. Obviously. or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment).delusional. and such a person could practice law. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent. or have dementia. or there is no basis for specific intent. have and exercise constitutional rights. However. one could have the judicial intent necessary to own property or contract.99999% test for criminal liability. or criminal intent. Thus. A Criminal Conviction requires that the Defendant must have really known what he or she was doing at a percentage of 99. Again. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). Of course. or hallucinatory. 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. or hallucinatory. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). could not be involuntarily committed. contract. or have dementia.999999%. 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. but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. 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. Similarly. in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea. if a person is alleged to be delusional. it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. could not be subject to a guardianship.
. individual or universal principles. Esq.Chapter 4 Classical Morality not Conventional Morality By Anthony J. may instead be applying the post-conventional morality of level 6. one is ordered toward The Good. a form of neo-thomism. as a Platonic Form or as a Substantial Form. Thus.. independent of any knower. not conventional morality.D. Thus. if they are to be categorized at level 3. I would like to argue that some people at level 3 may seem to conventional. are applying Classical Morality. when a person says that he or she trys to be “good.” this is probably interpreted as being a person who is living up to conventional expectations by unreflectively following some authority. but really aren’t.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and as an End. Fejfar. B. these individuals. it would appear that some persons who appear to be applying conventional moral standards. . as a metaphysical quiddity. and Neo-Platonism both hold the position that ethically and morally. Critical Thomism. The argument is that The Good actually exists. J. So. Conventional Morality means that a person follows a specific authority for moral directions or guidance. Fejfar Developmental Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg argued that level 3 moral thinking is conventional morality..
Fejfar.. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. As I have asserted previously.. Esq.D. this finds expression in each individual selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. Maximization of Value. my self chosen scale of values.Chapter 5 Critical Thomism and Kant’s Categorical Imperative By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is as follows: . The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. In this sense it is existential. my morality. the Critical Thomist does not. J. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. While Utility means. concretely. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix.
for him.e. 3.1. that is. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of . even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position. the question is would I wish that. my Self Directedness. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. Helping others. So. that is. typically through work. what I rationally think is best for myself. those values which are most meaningful to me. his Rational Self Interest. i. that is. Now. My Rational Self Interest. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. Rationally. and his helping others. some people. and the Critical Thomist. My Autonomy.. 2. 4. ideally. for me. his autonomy. I Tony Fejfar. his Self Actualization. my chosing to actualize. My Self Actualization. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. For Kant.
values that I have chosen. . for him or herself. my morality position and scale of values passes the test of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. Thus.
. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. my self chosen scale of values. my morality. My Autonomy.. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. my Self Directedness. this finds expression in each individual means. While Utility. Maximization of Value. that is. J. As I have asserted previously. . Fejfar. is as follows: 5. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 6 Critical Thomism and The Liberal Compact By Anthony J. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. In this sense it is existential. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values.D. the Critical Thomist does not. Esq. concretely.
I also act to defend the Rational Self Interest of other Liberal Critical Thomists. I also act to support the Self Actualization of other Liberal Critical Thomists. as a Liberal. My Rational Self Interest. Helping others Now. what does this mean. Now. but for every other Liberal Critical Thomist. The Liberal Compact provides that every Liberal must support every other Liberal in protecting that Liber al’s individual rights. . My Self Actualization. my chosing to actualize. I also act to encourage other Liberal Critical Thomists to help others. Not only do I support my own Self Acutalization. I also argue for the Autonomy of every other Liberal Critical Thomist. that is. 7. I am also concerned with the Liberal Compact. as paramount. those values which are most meaningful to me. 8. typically through work. what I rationally think is best for myself. but.6. Critical Thomist must support the Liberal scale of values not only for myself. not only do I argue for my Autonomy as paramount. as Critical Thomist. practically? Well. Finally. not only do I try to help others in my Life. that is. Not only do I act to defend my own Rational Self Interest. Thus. it means that I.
I suspect that even God the Father. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality. and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. The Common Good is merely the aggregate of all of us pursuing the Individual Good together. The Critical Thomist Liberal Compact supports the Individual Good. . the Common Good. Jesus the Son. and collectively. and it works.
According to the psychiatrists. Fejfar. and was an investigative reporter. Fejfar Dan Spencer was a newspaper reporter for the Pittsburgh Enquirer Weekly Newspaper. Dan was currently investigating the causes of mental illness. Dan was a undergraduate double major in English and Philosophy from Duequense University. unknowingly. Dan had a weekly column...Chapter 7 Drugs and Mental Illness A Work of Fiction An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. the patient’s neurons just weren’t firing the right way. J. . Esq.. or hallucinogenic drugs. and held his Juris Doctor degree in Law.A. Dan wondered if most mental illness might be caused by the person. though. taking poison. from the University of Pittsburgh. B. Dan had a different hypothesis. so their careers would be destroyed.D. 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. Most psychiatrists claimed mental illness was caused by genetically abnormal brain functioning. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. Dan took his friend out to eat. Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. no. arsenic.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. 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. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI.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. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. PCP. Enquirer. before they were hospitalized. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. off the facility. The aide said. lead. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. Dan then bribed a psychiatric aide for information and found that psychiatry was deeply involved with “controlling” political “dissidents. Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. So. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. and hoped for the best. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. . The next week. often in the homes of the persons. and camphor in his blood. Because.
A. Growing up.D. there was no religious freedom in Rome..” were teaching in Europe as far back as Cro Magnon times. Fejfar. and Aristotle. long before they actually physically incarnated on Earth. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I have it on good authority that the idea of Roman Catholicism was an invention of a religious affairs reporter for Newsweek Magazine.. There could be no false gods or a God worshipped beside Caesar. Seth states that spiritual “Speakers” who channeled information from the “other side. we just called ourselves Catholic. . Seth Speaks. by Jane Robert. but of course there were some big negatives too.. I think that the Druid tradition was informed by the Holy Spirit long before the historical coming of Jesus of Nazareth on Earth. I guess Rome did some positive things for Western Civilization. but whites too. distinguishing it from Anglican “Catholicism. or perhaps even God himself. In fact. not just blacks. B. Caesar was worshipped as a god.Chapter 8 Druid Catholic Mass By Anthony J. and seems to be the exception that makes the rule. In his book.” I think that there are other metaphors we could use to denominate the Catholic Church. not Roman Catholic. J. Why the Jewish worship of God was tolerated is unclear. And. contrary to postmodern myth. I think that these Speakers were the early Druids and that they presaged the coming of Christ. Fejfar I was raised a Roman Catholic. but I never liked the term much. There was slavery in Rome. Esq. Plato. I personally like the idea of a Druid Catholic Church.
Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. like some sort of cannibals. because. 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. to me. We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. A Druid Mass.The real Catholic Mass. maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church. is a Druid Catholic Mass. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. Now. This is the real doctrine and practice of tran-substanc[e]-iation (transubstanciation) as taught by the Church Councils at Nicea and at Trent. . metaphysically.
and the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania By Anthony J. as of that time. Fejfar One might wonder what Due Process of Law.. prior to the enactment of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. has the right to a fair hearing where there is an impartial trier of fact and law. J. Finally.A. Fejfar. or property. In the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania. the law of Pennsylvania.. and that such Due Process of Law on the State Level.D.” This means both substantive and procedural due process are required in the enforcement of any civil or criminal law in Pennsylvania. Magna Charta requires that no person can be deprived of life. the Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania states that so far as is conveniently possible. where the rules of evidence apply. where the litigant can cross examine witnesses. Esq. whether civil or criminal. this means that any governmental law or action must be “reasonably related to a legitimate government interest. was applicable in States such as Pennsylvania. This means that Pennsylvania is required to follow the requirements of Magna Charta. and . continues even today. the Charter clearly states that all laws of Pennsylvania must be “consonant to reason. 1681. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I argue that Due Process of Law was present prior to the 14th Amendment. this means that the litigant.. should conform to the laws of England.” With respect to procedural due process. in accordance with the Natural Law of Liberty. and where the is a right of appeal. liberty. that is. With respect to substantive due process. B. the British Constitution. without a jury trial in accordance with the law of the land. Magna Charta. if any.Chapter 9 Due Process.
Thus. . 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.
Let us consider this situation. it takes a sophisticated world wide economy in order for fresh fruit to be available the year round. somehow. then humanity must have evolved where there was fresh fruit available the year round. that somehow our bodies would not need vitimin C. an often fatal disease. Vitimin C really can only be found in significant quantities in fresh fruit. the idea of a Garden of . argued that random mutations tried in the court of evolutionary competition. Maybe this makes some sense. In adults it causes tooth loss. Fejfar. J. Fejfar Charles Darwin. the noted Evolutionist. or.. Human being need vitimin C in order to survive. and only for a short period of time. such as human beings. If they don’t get it they get scurvy. No.Chapter 10 Evolution and Utopia By Anthony J. Perhaps. Both these options seem unlikely based upon the current idea that humans evolved from apes on the African plains. but I’m not sure. if evolution were really true. Fresh fruit in all tribal societies would only be available in the Fall. is responsible for evolution of all species. then.. Now. Based on our modern experience.. positive. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. human being were created or evolved in a Utopian society where fruit was available the whole year. evolutionary changes. by Creation. B. scurvy causes a failure in the development of bones and teeth. canning of fruit must have been available.A. Esq. or Creative Evolution. it would seem that if evolution worked the way Darwin suggested. alternatively. and only where fruit trees are growing. In small children. The idea is that evolution somehow produces constructive. Instead.D.
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
Intuitive religion is where the participant actually actually comes into real contact with God. then. not conformity and not the status quo. from each according to his ability. not a three piece suit or a fancy dress. Communism mean Equity. The God of Being despises. There is no contradiction. or Intellectual religion. self actualization needs. and empty religious rituals with no spirituality involved. The God of Being encourages an intellectual life based upon Reason. The God of Being inspires us to pursue Justice and Social Justice. conformity. appearances. authoritarianism. it is possible to believe in the God of Being and be a Communist. This is the God of Being. or Spiritual. The God of Being encourages us to wear khaki shorts to church in the summer. .The second type of religion that Bergson speaks of is Intuitive. Intuitive religion is Spirituality. not the God of authority. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being. The God of Being encourages artistic creativity. such as.” Keeping in mind of course that those with abilities have needs too. only the God of Convention. “To each according to his need. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being in the Communist Manifesto. Understood in this sense. For the Spiritual Theist.
The Aristotelian position is that the Rule of Law. Communism. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar The Rule of Law.. I argue that God favors the Rule of Law and Metaphysics. Thus. and Equity. argued that Law is a sham.Chapter 13 God. Contract. and the Rule of Law By Anthony J. This is the Platonist position. and Equity is ordered toward Social Justice. There was a Soviet Constitution and a Soviet Judicial System. Common Law Rules relating to Property.. B. Law cannot be reduced to mere economics or politics. the Forms exist in the Mind of God. This is absurd.D. the masters of that society still felt that Law was needed. For Theists. is a Metaphysical Law. Proportionality. flawed. is a Metaphysical Law.. and merely reflects economics or politics. The Forms are guides. Esq. I would simply note that even in corrupt Communist societies like the Soviet Union. which exists independent of any knower in Substantial Form. Utility. and Procedural Law. J. not cookie cutters.A. from time to time. Finally. in the Communist Manifesto. The Rule of Law contains within it all the laws necessary for a Just and Equitable legal system. These are neither economic nor political principles. Karl Marx. Fejfar. and they manifest probabilistically. . Law is ordered toward Justice. While Law may take economics or politics into account as factors to be considered. Tort. Law is based upon four Natural Law Ethical Principles: Reciprocity. all exist in the World of the Forms as an aspect of the Rule of Law. in the World of The Forms. however. which exists independent of any knower.
not an authoritarian Father. If matriarchy were to reappear today. that is Reason. Additionally. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. protecting individual rights and equality. on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law. there is no mention of this in the Gospels. Roman Catholic religious life. Matriarchy By Anthony J.. in fact. for example. let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian. Jesus Christ is the Logos. utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit. in his anthropological work argues that matriarchal. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good.. Patriarchy has two forms. I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. On the contrary. J. Fejfar. While Jesus may have been married. As Jesus said in the . I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed. Ken Wilber. our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. Isaac Hecker. First. Patriarchy. Father authoritarianism and adolescent Son- Reason.D. Esq. The Paulist Order. at its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism.A. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. since the time of its founder. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. B. 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.
this is not authoritarian patriarchy.” Clearly. . Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy. “the Father has given everything over to the Son.Gospels.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. as the saying goes. Finally. Esq.Chapter 15 1 Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? By Anthony J. Next. There is a strong Nazi movement . most of us were shocked and simply could not figure out how it happened. J. both Portugal and to some degree Spain have had fascist regimes which are. So. Fejfar. Now. With all due respect. After the 9/11 debacle. where did Al Queda come from? My argument is that apparently. Fejfar Sometimes. we ask ourselves. Al Queda is a Nazi organization.. there is a significant Nazi Party presence in Russia.. This has been reported in the news. “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. like Opus Dei. we have the East German Nazi Party which basically operated as the East German Communist Party until the Wall went down.D. analytic thought. one might ask. but I don’t think so. Remember the book. although Moslems from the Middleast were clearly involved. and organization one does not typically associate with the middle eastern mind. and have been sympathetic to Nazi Germany. truth is stranger than fiction. the whole thing took the type of planning. First of all. There are elected officials in Russia who openly belong to the Nazi Party. where are these Nazi’s coming from? Some might naively think that the Nazi movement is a thing of the past.
were not only sympathetic to the Nazi Party. the original of Aq Queda has been solved. Additionally. it is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. 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.in East Germany. Food for thought. In my view. it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s. but joined it. Thus. Finally. . 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.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. if Opus Dei is in fact Nazi. Opus Dei was founded in next door Portugal in the early 1930's. J. just prior to World War II. one hears rumors and second hand information. This seems a little bit odd for an ultra conservative organization. or anything else. But. 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. Of course there is the Opus Dei of the movie the Da Vinci Code which may be real to some extent. What if it all started a little earlier than that. but ends up in Nazi Party coffers in Portugal. I have heard that Opus Dei is a movement dedicated to helping the poor. there are also rumors of rumors of information which depict Opus Dei as anything but Christian.. what if Opus Dei is dedicated to . but by the Nazi Party. Instead of helping the poor. But. it is very difficult to track down concrete facts about Opus Dei. Switzerland. Now.. 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. not by Franco’s fascist party. Fejfar One hears quite a bit about Opus Dei these days.” vial Opus Dei. what if the money does not go to help the poor. or food bank.Chapter 16 1 Is Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? By Anthony J. Fejfar. Instead. What if Opus Dei is really a Nazi front organization dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church and its social justice movement? Now. though? Perhaps. or Brasil? I personally have never heard of an Opus Dei street mission. For example. then it makes sense. Esq.D.
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. 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. driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization. .
” I’m not sure I would want to live in an environmentally “perfect” world with no liberty. Now. The basic platform of the Green Party is that Nature should be our number one value. It would be horrible. Fejfar The Green Party is a pro-environmental political party which originated in Germany. who can argue with that? Patrick Henry. Nazi Germany came to power in large part because Adolph Hitler argued for the racial supremacy of Aryan Germans. J. Fejfar. said.D. Esq. I am pro-environment as a liberal democrat but I just can’t get myself to join or support the Green Party. Protecting Nature is the most important thing. I know that I wouldn’t. an American revolutionary.Chapter 17 Is the Green Party in Germany the Nazi Party Of the Future? By Anthony J. individual rights but no air to breath. Here is my argument. on the other hand. it would not be much of a world if we all had But.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. in fact. Now. “Give me liberty or give me death.. granted. even more important than individual rights. Non- . My problem is that I think that the Green Party has the potential to be totalitarian. to the detriment of everyone else.
Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. 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. . Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps. labor camps. With no individual rights to protects us. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do.
inspection.. Because Karl Marx said private property was evil in the Communist Manifesto. Soon. It all started when the American Bar Association stopped regulating law schools.D. Fejfar. It is law school without school. were seen as delusional.B. Only the ordinary law schools ever received an A. Fejfar This is an allegorical tale about a world in which law school has ceased to exist. Karl Marx. the Rule of Law is gone. So.A. Of course this had been true for awhile anyway. B. What rules there were. were ignored..A. If Law is an illusion then it soon became apparent at “top” law schools that Constitutional Law was an illusion as well. The “top” law schools are never inspected. No one goes to class. even though the entire common law is based in the first instance on property law. The whole thing is ridiculous. it also began to disappear from . J. for example. in the Communist Manifesto asserted that Law is an illusion and the only real forces in society are economic forces. those who argued that individual rights and due process are important. “top” law schools stopped requiring that Property be taken as a class. The first assault on the Rule of Law came when top ten law schools stopped having a required course in Property law. it is widely known that attendance is not taken at top ten law schools. and all that is left is a fascist dictatorship. As soon as the Constitution disappeared from law schools.. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 18 Law School: An Oxymoron An Allegory By Anthony J. As soon a Property was gone. In fact. the final and most decisive blow was to make Constitutional Law an elective which most students did not bother taking.
the Courts. Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law were murdered without a shot even being fired. Sadly. .
Fejfar Lawyers hate legal malpractice even more than their clients. but the conversation partner “client” then “relies” on this advice and it turn out to be incomplete or wrong. and second. the cocktail party advice. first Cocktail Party. On one view. Pro Bono work. I would like to argue that in both situations. again arguing that the lawyer had a duty to give reasonable representation and didn’t. B. thus committed malpractice. or a kid’s baseball game.A. and suddenly casual conversation turns into the other person’s hunt for free legal advice. or really thinking it through. In this situation.D. Sometimes the case is simply interesting.. in my opinion. J. When you stop and . a Court can hold that the lawyer had a duty to give the conversation partner reasonably correct advice. Lawyers sometimes take on cases Pro Bono. In any event. or a bar. sometimes the client is poor. off the cuff advice. Unfortunately lawyers can now be held liable for malpractice in some situations where. Two. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. it is not appropriate. that the lawyer should be exempt from being sued for legal malpractice. and didn’t.Chapter 19 Limiting Lawyer Malpractice By Anthony J. above. and the pro bono case. sometimes the reason is political or jurisprudential.. a lawyer can create an attorney-client relationship without even knowing it. The other situation which I would like to discuss is that of lawyer charity. Fejfar. This can happen when a lawyer goes to a party. that is without charging a fee. A thoughtful lawyer might say a word or two without doing any legal research. sometimes Pro Bono clients don’t like the lawyer or the work he is doing and sue for malpractice. or Pro Bono work. Law practice is hard enough dealing with Ethics Rules without having to think about malpractice on top of that.. come to mind. Esq.
. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. Unless the lawyer is being paid. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration.think about it. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. 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.
Aristotle. If one is so sure that one’s probable judgment of fact is correct. If one finds that one’s understanding or judgment was incorrect. Lonergan argued that we know much of reality through what he called a “probable judgment of fact.Chapter 20 Lonergan and Critical Thomism By Anthony J. I build upon Lonergan’s work in a number of respects. The beauty of Lonergan is that his epistemology is fallible.” Here one finds the de facto real. Fejfar Bernard Lonergan’s philosophical work has been described in various ways. Lonergan point out that one begins with experience. and judges or reflect that some thing is or is not probably true. Lonergan did not reconcile his notion of statistical probability with the classical view. it is not actually real. some call him a Transcendental Thomist. one simply revises one’ judgment. Fejfar. Such a judgment.” While Lonergan was obviously sympathetic to Plato. First. one might in a sense create a world of “virtual reality. Esq. Lonergan did not reconcile evolution with classical philosophy.. In my work dealing with Critical Thomist philosophy.D. Lonergan spends a great deal of time discussing statistical probability. One might say then that if one builds up enough virtually unconditioned judgments of fact. . and Thomas Aquinas. while Lonergan was sympathetic to the idea of evolution. is only virtually real. then this becomes a “”virtually unconditioned judgment of fact. J. Some call Lonergan a Critical Realist.. Insight. Similarly.” In his book. moves to understanding. however. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
or logical accident in my Critical Thomist work.My Critical Thomism does both. A statistical divergence from a classical rule in Lonergan. While Lonergan obviously was influenced by classical philosophy he was not able to reconcile his new Critical Realist philosophy with classical thought. Similarly. . material form. accident. I argue that evolution is structured in part through such classical concepts as substantial form. accidental cause etc. is known as an illiteration.
He was also taught the basic principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. J. not the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. a type of hypnosis. In fact. Growing up in the midwest United States. Joe Scanlon was an intuitive kid.Chapter 21 1 Mind Control: An Allegory A work of Fiction By Anthony J. his consciousness was gifted with intuition from child birth. the charter of the CIA specifically prohibits CIA agents from spying domestically in the United States. Sometimes an NCA agent would come and get him out of class and give him training. Joe took an ESP test given by the NCA in his preschool class and was recruited .. When Joe was 3 years old. Fejfar Joe Scanlon works for the National Counterintelligence Agency (NCA).. He was told about aspects of American and European History that the general public was not aware of. 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. during the Kennedy administration. Although it is not widely known. the NCA is responsible for domestic espionage in the United States. His mind.D. Fejfar. . always hypnotizing him to consciously forget the training session afterwards. Finally. Esq. at the height of the cold war.
That is. Joe got married and had two children. Vice-Dean. While Joe kept his mouth shut. Joe did not even know that he was an NCA operative. are we channeling together?” Joe kept teaching at the law school and soon discovered that he was channeling the Dean. at first. internally. 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. finishing at the top of his class. Joe got activated by the NCA. Gradually. no one ever came up to him and said. the faculty.United States government and the NCA in his own country. “hey. it appeared to him that he was finally having some sort of real time effect. After two nights without sleep he was suddenly internally dialoging with an aspect of himself called Regina. For example. but no real time response. most of his training began to done psychicly in his sleep. in the case of a coup attempt against the government. 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. Most of the beings he met internally were vicious and uncooperative. Regina soon left his conscious mind and he began to meet other persons on the astral plane in his mind’s eye. grocery store. but it definitely happened. He had all sorts of interesting coversations with people. He didn’t know this consciously. and his students. and After two years of inner work he began to channel ordinary people at the . On a conscious level. Joe figured that he was channeling these people “just out of frame” in a parallel universe. it was channeled to him that the Dean. Joe majored in management in undergraduate school and then went to law school. At age 40. the Vice-Dean. It happened.
spiritual. Joe discovered that Opus Dei and Al Queda were using psychic abilities in combination with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. and social justice wings of the Catholic church to further the agenda of the totalitarian Nazi Party. Virginia. with some connections with the Cuban KGB. While the naive underlings at Opus Dei were told that the mission of Opus Dei was to “restore” Papal authority in the Church. .most of faculty were Opus Dei. About this time Joe began channeling the NCA watch desk. Al Queda. Soon. Joe was able to determine that Opus Dei was a Nazi front organization and the Al Queda was a Nazi terrorist organization. in order to brain wash Americans and use mind control on them to convert them to the Nazi cause. Based upon channeled information. CIA headquarters. he was reporting information psychically to the NCA at Langley. Finally. at Langley. the real mission of Opus Dei was to destroy the intellectual.
as some other logical positivists would have use believe. intuitive judgment and reflection.D. Fejfar Although I have discussed Lonergan’s Cogntional Structure before.. Esq. This would be much like an infant’s mind who is trying to understand his or her world before having the gift of language. understanding.Chapter 22 Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure By Anthony J.A. as some others might have us believe. To the experience of the observer. to bracket or give up all meaning categories. Bernard Lonergan presents his basic epistemological stance. in order to have any conscious understanding of experience at all. it is such an important topic that I thought I would touch on it again. not on the level of understanding as the idealist. On the level of experience knowing is much like Philosopher Husserl would have us believe when we institute the Epoche. In his Essay. and try to “bracket at preconceptions and let the thing (body) speak for itself. not simply through an undifferentiated idea of wisdom or intuition. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Jesuit Philosopher. In fact. but rather through the threefold interrelated structure of experience. takes place not on the level of empirical consciousness as the empiricists and some logical positivists would have us believe.. the . rationalists.” It is possible if one puts one’s mind in a trance state. using phenomenological method. Another example of experience is produced when considering the experiment of placing a straight stick into a glass tank of water. “Cognitional Structure. B. Knowing. we must institute the Epoche. J.” found in Second Collection (1967)(Imprimautur and Nihil obstat) (the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval of the Catholic Church). according to Lonergan.
poetry. we can hypothesize that the stick is really straight. The water acts as a prism. Insight on the levels of both understanding and judgment comes from Intuition. new philosophy. and new inventions. new theology. has the appearance of being crooked. as the result of an optical illusion. bending light in such a way that the stick. If we wish to be successful and to really be Lonerganians. by way of visual sense impression. Although Lonergan did not discuss it. Intuition serves us much better than Omniscience.stick looks crooked. or experience. it is clear that level three consciousness involves the intuitive functions of judgment and reflection. Intuition can also be developed or increased through the use of meditation and the receipt of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. On the level of judgment. Intuition is a natural gift of the Spirit. even though our sense impressions. comes from Intuition. blatantly false at worst. . On the level of understanding. we must become Intuitive Mystics. This experiment shows us that Logical Positivism as a philosophy is flawed at best. even though it looks crooked. All real art. tells us otherwise. we can critically judge that the stick is straight and not crooked.
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.
Catholic Social Justice advocates. 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.A. Hispanic Catholics (non Cuban) and the mentally ill.. During that time period you could basically figure that blacks and jews were in the Democratic Party and were anti-Nazi. J. Esq.. Portugal and East Germany. And I guess that these people are basically bullies and cowards. Maybe only 20 or 30 years ago. I guess people started forgetting about World War II and I guess they started not believing in the United States Constitution. What started happening is this. presumably German.Chapter 25 Nazi Dupes A Political Allegory By Anthony J. . they started recruiting them. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. That time was not that long ago. Fejfar. Fejfar There once was a time when you knew you could count on certain things. So we have white Aryan. Nazis joining with jewish and black Nazis to form a new fascist political alliance. The problem was of course that if the jews and the blacks were not to be the Nazi victims. Spiritually Catholic people.. Catholic liberal democrats. instead of going after blacks and jews like you might expect.D. B. who would be? Answer. and. But then something happened.
Fejfar There is a place called “Oblivion. and immediately. then in Oblivion.. If I enter oblivion with the idea of autonomy for myself and others.A. wishing the worst for all who live there. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. everyone is forced to be reciprocal. In Oblivion. For example. then. Esq. and some are banished to Oblivion.. reality. Rational Self Interest for myself and others. then I will be murdered and tortured. Oblivion acts immediately back to make my world the worst of all possible worlds for me. reciprocally.Chapter 26 Oblivion An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. and SelfTranscendence or Compassion for myself and others. Some go to Oblivion voluntarily. Oblivion is a Place where the entire World of Oblivion is structured by the Metaphysical Quiddity of Reciprocity. if I enter Oblivion with a negative attitude.” It is located outside of Space-Time. If I enter Oblivion with the idea of loving and helping Others. acts back upon the person in a similar way. If I go into Oblivion with the attitude of trying to Murder and Torture everyone there. What does this mean? It means that automatically. . Fejfar. if one enters Oblivion with a Positive Attitude.D. as one acts in relation to reality. then Oblivion will produce positive things for me. others will love and help me. then that is what I will find for both myself and others in Oblivion. Self-Actualization for myself and others. On the other hand.. B.
If you are negative you will find Hell. . if you are ever offered Oblivion here. be careful. or in the hereafter. and if you are positive.So. you will find Heaven. de facto. de facto.
and that the cop and prosecutor made the whole thing up. this may seem unfair. Soon after this.” Now. is arrested off the ward. what he does is to diagnose John Doe with schizo-affective disorder for having the “delusion” of being “framed. John Doe thinks that he has the protection of free speech and freedom of the press under the United States Constitution. can help to end the “frame” of a criminal defendant.. John Doe spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward for having “dangerous ideas. involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward. J. John Doe spends 20 days in jail and then is transferred to a forensic psychiatric ward for evaluation of judicial competency to stand trial. interestingly enough..” and then at the time of his discharge. I would like to point out one instance where psychiatry helps promote justice. Fejfar. Fejfar While I have sometimes been critical of psychiatry in the past. and charged criminally with aggrevated assault on a police officer.Chapter 27 Psychiatry and Justice By Anthony J. Esq. After the transfer. B. but in fact this is probably the only way that John Doe will avoid spending the rest of his life in . John Doe complains to the forensic psychiatrist that he has been “framed” by the police and prosecutor on false charges. John Doe insists that he never committed aggrevated assault. Here’s how it works.. John Doe writes a political column where he makes fun of the local govenor for being corrupt. John Doe is a political columnist for a local newspaper. Psychiatry. John Doe is arrested.D. What is the forensic psychiatrist to do in this situation? Well. and then later charged criminally with aggrevated assault for alledgedly hitting the cop who arrested him on the original involuntary commitment. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A.
The psychiatrist presumes John Doe to be delusional about the frame. and this is precisely what makes John Doe judicially incompetent to stand trial at the time of trial. the psychiatrist is a hero. The psychiatrist really doesn’t even have to believe John Doe.prison as a result of the frame. . Whether he knows it or not. one way or the other in order for this technique to work.
just waiting for the perfect relationship. Others think that there will be no sex at all in Heaven and that beautiful people will not be allowed in.A. even some Satanist think that they will be going to Heaven. Esq. They are so deluded that they think that they will go to Heaven for being evil.D. and Hell as Heaven. B. with a suitable number of beautiful women (or men) of the opposite sex. I argue that Purgatory best represents the real Nature of Reality and that both Heaven and Hell are antiquated concepts. Some think that Heaven is like Paradaise... Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Hell has become an increasingly unpopular concept. Interestingly. entertainment.. seemed a . These are extremely irrational people who think that anything can mean anything. and of course. Obviously. Fejfar Once upon a time a lot of people believed in Heaven and Hell. Some think that we will spend eternity in heaven going to church and praying. So. Others think that this would be boring and not Heaven. and Heaven as Hell. J. etc.. most people come to the more sensible conclusion that good people go the Heaven and evil people go to Hell. First let us talk about Heaven. suffering torture. The idea that a Good God would leave a person in Hell forever. many people believed in Purgatory. as good as evil. and that Heaven will be filled with great food. in point of fact there is no agreement. Then there is Hell. or so. they define evil as good. Since about 1960. Fejfar.Chapter 28 Purgatory and the Nature of Reality By Anthony J. Even longer ago in time. What is the nature of Heaven? What is Heaven like? Well.
the problem was that Satan was in charge in Hell. The last problem with Hell is ecumenism. then one might ask why Satan would torture you in Hell. Satan is considered to be evil. On the other hand. Purgatory is a place for education. if one was Satanically evil. many of us cheated. Many Catholics and Protestants are ecumenical. praying for a friend or relative who was in the “wrong” religion. or something else. and Spiritual . Additionally. then obviously a person in Hell is not separated from him. But. I guess it was possible that some would spend a very long time in Purgatory. this began to fade. it is generally thought that Satan tempts people to be evil on Earth. Once in Purgatory. So people soon either tried to redefine Hell. not Satan. Perhaps he might reward you for being evil. then. both cannot be true. his Catholic friend might think that he was going to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. But. after ecumenism. you could not go to Hell. If God is in charge in Hell. Finally. 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. some contemporary theologians define Hell as the complete separation from God. they try to find the Spirit in other religious traditions. Where before. I would like to argue that Heaven and Hell no longer exist. Obviously. In fact. In the old view. reflection. never quite “getting it. So. there is Purgatory. If you were truly evil then you went to Hell.little bit extreme.” Now. the idea was that you spent time in Purgatory before you could go to Heaven. in the old view. and I. instead one is being punished by him. or to define it out of existence. In fact. if they ever did. Somehow. my Protestant friend might think I was going to Hell for not being a “Born Again” Christian. Purgatory is defined as a place which is conducive to Spiritual Growth. there were always conceptual problems with Hell. This was especially true when there were children of mixed Protestant Catholic marriages. even in the old view. it only makes sense that people are punished in Hell if God is in charge in Hell. and instead what exists is something like Purgatory.
Perhaps. I argue that Reincarnation is ordered toward personal growth. if you spend all your time on Earth being antiintellectual and anti-spiritual. . by psychologist Michael Newton. You see. and for no others. In his book. Newton describes a Spirit World which is ordered toward spiritual and intellectual growth. then. both spiritually and intellectually. at this point the notion of Reincarnation.” on the bottom end. Hell only exists for those who reject the existence of Purgatory. this Purgatory. If we do not learn our lessons in the Spirit World. that we return to between lives on Earth. Purgatory is a Spirit World which is based upon the paradigm of spiritual and intellectual growth. find it to be Hellish. then we must learn them on Earth in later lives. then you are going to find Purgatory to be a difficult place to be. It is this World. and those who are not. to “Virtual Hell. Since spiritual growth can go on forever. Recall. Journey of Souls. it would seem that the notion of a “Perfect” Heaven is not logical. Those who are in sync with this paradigm find Purgatory to be Heavenly.Growth. One might argue that Purgatory ranges from “Virtual Heaven” on the top end.
I argue that each Photon subatomic particle is really a Quanta subatomic particle.D. B. I am going to argue that all Sunlight is composed of Photon subatomic particles. This hypothesis seems to confirmed by the very nature of Sunlight itself..Chapter 29 Quantum Physics and Sunlight By Anthony J. J. But.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. certainly no cells. First of all. After giving it some thought. No atoms. the problem raised above. Esq. just Photons which are subatomic particles.. here is the explanation that I am proposing. Fejfar. Under the Unified Quantum Field Theory which I have developed. How is it that Sunlight can have both a particle and a wave function? My answer is this. I had a physics class in which we studied the properties of light. . now. Since the Quanta subatomic particle is a chameleon particle. it makes sense that it could shift its structure and manifest as a wave rather than a particle. Fejfar When I was a undergraduate student at Creighton University. What I remember is that Sunlight acts both as a Wave and as a Particle.. no molecules. This was an anomaly that the professor could not explain.
.Chapter 30 Reason and Higher Love By Anthony J. then. Erik Erikson. Logic.D. .. is 90% logic and 10% love (of logic). Erikson is mistaken in saying. I would argue that the Love involved with Reason is in fact intellectual Love. Love. that the type of Love involved is parental love. It is a Love which is ordered toward higher things. that is. Because there is an affective element to Reason it is not as coldly objective as rationality itself. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. They love the beauty of a logical syllogism and the beauty of logic itself. who love logic. This is why Reason is superior to Rationality. It is intellectual love. The Love of Logic is a Higher Love. Fejfar Some philosophers have equated Reason with Rationality. Esq. In fact..A. Fejfar. and a rational element. A Rational person typically does not compromise and does not feel compassion. A Reasonable person can compromise and a Reasonable person can feel compassion. J. Reason. Erickson argues that Reason is composed of both an affective element. This point is made by Developmental Psychologist. that is. B. typically philosophers or lawyers. or the Love of Logic. Instead. There are human beings. however. the two are not the same.
You spend part of your time selecting where you will live. Hell. not exactly. or put them on a psychiatric ward. No second chances. There is no doubt about it. what type of body you will have. or put them in jail. forever. that after death in a given life.. one first has a life review of one’s immediate past life. You are then placed with a Soul Group where you spend time studying. one suspects.A. All of this in spite of the First Amendment protection that all of us are supposed to have for religious or philosophical beliefs. ensouling your body between the 6 month and 9th month of your mother’s pregnancy. The idea of reincarnation. what you learned and what you didn’t learn. which is typically thought of as a Spirit World.. what country you will live in. B. there is another story out there. No going back to Earth. Here is the problem. and it goes something like this. etc. who your parents will be. Esq. . Fejfar Life is tough. not too much fun. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. or Purgatory. of course. Fejfar. typically. Now. looking at what you did right or wrong. and. Many in our society are taught that reincarnation is a false doctrine and because of this do not believe in reincarnation. J. not to Hell. is. And.D.Chapter 31 Reincarnational Estoppel: An Allegory By Anthony J. Even more so. in general. one’s Soul goes not to Heaven. In this Spirit World. but instead to someplace like Purgatory.. You die and then your Eternal Soul goes to Heaven. You then prepare to come to Earth for you next life. and for your 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. that each of us has a Eternal Soul. One of the toughest things in life is deciding whether or not to believe in reincarnation.
and even more so. In this sense the old person that was. is estopped in Equity from reincarnating. and then is forced to reincarnate under the supervision of Spirit Guides or Archangels. one who persecutes others for believing in reincarnation. Under the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. is now gone forever.Which brings up the last point here. . or Purgatory and then gets a “mind wash” forgetting all past life experience and identity. Hell. Instead the person spends some time in Heaven. one who denies reincarnation. the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. that is.
Chapter 32 1 Self-Actualization By Anthony J. but it is more than that. In the first instance. actualize means to make something happen. but does not spend a great deal of time discussing exactly what Self-Actualization is. to help bring the project into existence. The projects which the self-actualizing person attempts to implement. creativity. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization. Esq. To actualize means to use love. positive intentionality.D. Fejfar Abraham Maslow. the first thing we can say about Self-Actualization is that it is existential in nature.” Maslow spends a great deal of time describing what self-actualizing people do when working. you! Your meaning. Not someone else. Self-Actualization can be defined at a person’s attempt to actualize projects which that person finds meaningful..” The person must actualize a project. Hatred and other base or negative emotions have no place in self-actualization. So. are projects which that person finds meaningful. Finally. in his work on management and work motivation. intelligence and reason. The second aspect of Self-Actualization is the notion of “actualization. Fejfar. Self-Actualization only takes place in the context of a project which the . attentiveness..
Self-Actualizing people work on something. Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. Self-Actualization is practical. . The above. The intelligent parent and manager should keep the above in mind when attempting to motivate a child or employee to work. then describes Self-Actualization.person is trying to implement.
Fejfar. for Seth. is the integration of Being. and Critical Thomism By Anthony J. Logos involves Creative Form. God the Son (Logos). Thus. I imagine that if we had to pick one of the three.Chapter 33 Seth. How then. Consciousness. have argued that reality flows from the tripartite function of God the Father (Being). Fejfar In the Seth books by Jane Roberts. Love and Truth. Logos. I. for Seth. Esq. Seth argues that the ultimate nature of Reality is Consciousness. Finally. that Consciousness. Thus. J... . Substance is a metaphysical quiddity which involves Absolute Relationality. and Substance.D. somehow. in many ways parallels the trinity that I have described above. which creatively produces forms or ideas which structure reality. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. B. it is apparent that Consciousness. can these two views of the fundamental nature of reality be reconciled? In point of fact. Critical Thomist realism and Sethian idealism are reconciled.A. I suppose. and that the ideas which Creatively Flow from Consciousness are the basis for structuring and creating our Reality. on the other hand. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance).. that Substance itself is the same as Consciousness is Seth’s system. for Seth. it is apparent that the metaphysical trinity that I have described performs the same function as Consciousness. Being holds all forms in place as Form of Form.
Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute.. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue. the Holy Spirit.D. What is the Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality. Substance. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible. and Love. Fejfar Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. then. but this is it. J. Fejfar.” What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility. as Substance is Absolute Relationality. As I have argued before. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine. B. then. is Truth. then it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit. The Holy Spirit. I argue that when it comes to God. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative. Absolute Relationality. .A. Only Intuition or Mysticism can really understand this. and I think it can. 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..Chapter 34 Substance and the Holy Spirit By Anthony J. the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance of the Holy Spirit. Esq..
One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J.D. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest.. equity did not. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. that is. Fejfar.A. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights. B. 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. lending money at interest. but because of the usurious origins of the lease. . the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land. that is.. however. Instead. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the tenant’s estate was considered to be a non- freehold interest which was governed by common law property law in the law courts. Esq. J. the lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. Soon. a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money. Instead of a loan with interest. 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 rent was in essence the loaned money.. and lease the land from the landlord noble for less than fair market value as a way of collecting interest.
For Catholics. Fully God. Cradle Catholic kids. Baptism is Magic. Fejfar In eastern and pagan religions there is the god known as the Eternal Child.. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child. I have read books by various authors who all agree that spirit guides or angels work with us in our sleep to help us. J. especially cradle Catholics.Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. fully human. the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. and fully kid. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly .D. Esq. Fejfar. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way.. Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age. Not only do they experience Christmas and the Nativity during the magical play stages of childhood. are kids who are baptized Catholic in infancy and raised Catholic. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. by the way.
(out of body experience). . Moreover. every Cradle Catholic kid has the Christ Child as his or her primary teacher. in his or her sleep has an OBE. For those converts who are not Cradle Catholics. to really get it. The Cradle Catholic kid of age two. I can only say that with Catholic Reincarnation. you will have to try another life born as a Cradle Catholic.baptized. 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.
Traditionally. Fejfar. and the money recovered on behalf of the client. B. the lawyer gets what appears to be a large windfall in a winning case. and. is there anything that we could come up with which would take the best of the contingent fee and the . the lawyer receives 25% of any recovery which takes place before trial. Traditional financing is difficult to come by for the ordinary client.D.. Some argue too much. it is possible that a lawyer will recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a given case. this situation. J. Contingent Fee lawyers argue that this system is just because they don’t always win every case. however. 33% of any recovery which takes place during or as a result of trial. Given. Contingent Fees to Attorney’s in Plaintiff’s civil cases are fairly common. Esq. In lawsuits where a large amount of damages are alleged. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. 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. Contingent Fees are thought to be immoral. The problem is. Fejfar In Europe. They only take “winning” cases and when they win they get paid handsomely. and 40% of any recovery which takes place on appeal or as a result of an appeal. if the case is won. the ethics rules prohibit a lawyer from loaning money to a client on the theory that this creates a conflict of interest.Chapter 37 The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses By Anthony J.A. The idea is that it all evens out. In order to make up for the loss in a losing case.. Another way of financing a case in litigation is for the client to barrow money. and very successful too. that some contingent fee lawyers are very good at what they do.. while in the United States.
. where repayment of the loan is contingent upon the client recovering money in a lawsuit. A Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses is a loan made by an investor. in a typical case.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. or another person. This is like a contingent fee because the obligation to repay is contingent upon the client’s recovery of money in a lawsuit. But the amount of the contingent loan is based upon the actual attorney’s fees charged and expenses incurred. Expenses are also reimbursed from the Client’s Lawyer Trust Fund Account. Additionally. a bank or a law firm. There really is no more conflict of interest for a lawyer than there would be with an ordinary contingent fee.000 business loss on its income tax return. in a case where no money is recovered for the Client in the lawsuit. against which the lawyer will bill his fee of $150 per hour. 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.000 as a Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses. the bank or Law Firm get a premium interest rate of 25% on the principal amount per annum. I also argue that this way of financing civil litigation would be economically efficient. Successful civil lawsuits end illegal freeloading by persons who break the law. This money then goes into the Lawyer Trust Fund account for the Client’s benefit. Attorney’s Firm loans Client $15. Because of the risk involved. I argue that this new litigation financing vehicle is ethical and legal. So. the lender bank or Law Firm will be entitled to a $15.
The interesting thing about a checking account is that it is remarkably like an accounting system. J..A. the time taken to find the error might be very expensive. and. Interestingly. Fejfar. it may be that the idea of a little knowledge is inspiring rather than dangerous as some might think. Now. Esq. performing an audit. if the company had $3 billion budget and the .. if the accountant is billing hourly. if you look at your check register. In fact.D. and. down to about $500. B. maybe only two or three dollars. Of course it costs money to have an audit performed. If I were to follow the rules that I learned in my accounting classes. things are supposed to balance. Once again. At the end of the audit. Fejfar Although I must admit that I have only had 6 hours of accounting. in an account which had anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars in it. in trying to balance my checkbook over the years I have found that I am typically off by a small amount of money. 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. This is economically inefficient. Since I think that my time as a lawyer is worth at least $50 per hour. you have a checking account. I found that I was spending over $100 to correct an error which was only two or three dollars. there is a column for both credits and debits.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. If you are like me. the issue which confronts me with my checkbook can also confront a Certified Public Accountant. I would have to spend hours trying to find out why my balance was off by two or three dollars.Chapter 38 The Correcting Entry: Toward a New Generally Recognized Accounting Principle By Anthony J.
and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot.balance was off only by $100. is that when you are only off by a small amount. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account.” to reconcile the balance. attractivc to me as a lawyer. . The idea. 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. but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. 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. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance.
hatred. as such. Annakin is overcome by the Dark Side and becomes the evil Darth Vader. never works. Luke’s father. Fejfar In Star Wars. jeolousy. he allowed himself to develop and use Black Magic instead of Gray Magic. Esq. the Force takes the place of Being as the primary metaphysical concept. and Hatred. If the Force exists. Fejfar. . It destroys the person who hates as much as anyone else. Annakin’s failure is twofold. Annakin Skywalker. Annakin. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and the Star Wars Universe. allowed his base emotions to control his mind rather than relying on the higher emotions. Loving everything and everyone as much as possible. fails in his attempt to integrate the Dark Side of the Force during his lifetime. not Black. first. Second..D. one should have the attitude of love.Chapter 39 1 The Dark Side of the Force By Anthony J. Instead.. The secret of this is of course to stay with Gray Magic and not to stray into the realm of Black Magic. J. The base emotions are fear. it is Gray Being. Luke Skywalker is encouraged to integrate the Dark Side of the Force. without being engulfed. Real detachment comes from love not from repression.
B. that it takes on the name of the Episcopalian Catholic Church. most people are familiar with the Episcopalian Protestant Church. You see. take the position that the Episcopalian Catholic Church has been around for quite some time.A. nor Roman Catholic. Bohemia was Byzantine Catholic up until the time of King Henry the Eight of England. so the idea of an Episcopalian Catholic Church may seem a little bit odd. I don’t think that Bohemia was ever really part of the Roman Empire. I argue that the House of Stuart had ties to the Bohemian aristocracy and was not Anglican. You see. who had for a time as his Queen. Esq.D. not wanting to be either Roman Catholic or Anglican (The Church of England).. what is now part of the Czech Republic. also known as Anne Boleyn. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J... Now. . we just didn’t realize it. however. I argue that when Anne came to England to marry Henry she brought with her tens of thousands of Bohemians from her Kingdom. Fejfar After much reflection. I argue that when the Byzantine Catholic Church comes West. Fejfar. instead it was right on the edge. but rather Episcopalian Catholic. it is still well known that the Byzantine Catholic Church exists. I think that this first happened in the Kingdom of Bohemia. These Bohemians were left stranded in the British Isles after Henry divorced Anne Boleyn and started the Church of England. I. J. Bohemia became part of Great Britain. When Henry broke from Rome and started the Anglican Church. Anne of Bohemia. are really Byzantine Catholic. Catholics in Bohemia started calling themselves Episcopalian Catholic. I have come to the conclusion that I am an Episcopalian Catholic. in the East. Many people that we consider to be Eastern Orthodox Christians.Chapter 40 The Episcopalian Catholic Church By Anthony J. When Henry married Anne.
When Episcopalian Catholics came to the American Colonies. or the Roman Catholic Church. . they found Anglican Churches and Roman Catholic Churches. and because they did not have sufficient numbers or political power they had to try to fit into the established categories. Thus. prior to the revolutionary war. considered themselves Protestant with their roots in the Anglican Church not the Byzantine Catholic Church. More immigrants came from Bohemia and Great Britain over time to America who were Episcopalian Catholic. It is time for the Episcopalian Catholic Church to develop its own identity. they were not Roman Catholic. however. and now were faced with an even more interesting dilemma. and joined the Episcopalian Church. but few Episcopalian Catholic Churches. They were not Anglican. even though we may be formally affiliated with the Anglican Church. even today. and they were not Episcopalian Protestant. I argue that many of us are Episcopalian Catholic. the Episcopalian Protestant Church. When the revolutionary war came. These Episcopalians. the Colonists left the Anglican Church. that is the Church of England which supported the monarchy of King George.
” the ABA Journal. Esq. 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. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. where either choice involved is not particularly attractive...D. Life seems to give many either/or situations to us. lands in the no-man zone in an attempt to rescue Beagle. he has no success. “thinking outside the box.” then maybe a better solution to the problem might present itself. Beagle’s right hand is caught between the ground and the wing of his crashed fighter plane.” or sometime called. B. if Rawlins could find the “third way” and “think outside the box. Fejfar In the Movie. Either he cuts off Beagle’s hand. Rawlins is apparently faced with an either/or situation. Flyboys. I watched the movie several times before it occurred to me that if the shovel was that sharp. In .Chapter 41 The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys By Anthony J. In the stress of the situation. Fejfar.A. J. and seemingly did not even think about it. When Rawlins trys to help Beagle get Beagle’s hand loose from under the crashed aircraft. a world war one fighter pilot is shot down and crash lands in the no-man zone between the French and German lines.. In the movie. another fighter pilot in Beagle’s squandron. Rawlins. So. which is called “the third way. however. Rawlins did not even try this innovative solution. there is a scene where Beagle. Steve Keeva wrote about this in relation to legal practice. There is another approach to this type of situation. 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. or he leaves him there to die from enemy shell fire.
a better solution to the problem. lawyers.Creativity is a gift and it is a gift which often disappears in high stress situations. to develop the ability to be creative or intuitive under stress. then Beagle would have been able to escape with both hands intact. If Rawlins had been able to do this.. . The same is true of intution. If we are trying to create a better world. Obviously. I argue that we need to train managers. doctors. etc.
D. Stan Smith tells everyone that Theosphany is one of the most terrible crimes there is. Let me give an example. and accuse him of Theosphany.” Stan Smith replies. the the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. that’s Theosphany too. and often unnoticed forms of arguing falsely. Joe Farmer replies. “Theosphany. here comes the shift in ground. it works like this: I start out an argument having the key word defined implicitly or explicitly as Definition A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. shift the key word definition to Definition B. “But you’re a republican you are against abortion on the basis of the Bible. Let us assume for the sake of argument that the word Theosphany means political theology.” “No. Esq.. that is Theosphany. Fejfar. (Phil. Joe Farmer tries to defend himself. as far as I know. “Why do you think that I have committed Theosphany?” “Well. The whole idea is not very complicated. . and continue the argument. Theosphany doesn’t really even have a definition. during the middle of the argument I then. as he gets fired from his job for Theosphany.” “Oh. or fallaciously.” says Joe Farmer.” Now. At a faculty meeting. Fejfar One of the more interesting. J. B. Stan Smith attacks the professor.). but I’ll make one up. “you believe in Liberation Theology.” Stan Smith says.” Now. its not. He asks. I’ll make up an interesting word. that Theosphany is a serious sin.. and additionally.A. without really letting anyone know. “Theospany does not include the Bible. I am on a law faculty and one of the faculty members believes in liberation theology.Chapter 42 The Fallacy of Shifting Ground By Anthony J. Here is the situation. and gets put on a psychiatric ward. Joe Farmer.
. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined.” Now. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground.Now. Once this was done.” Without telling anyone. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith. 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. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology. or even have argued equitable estoppel against him. if Joe Farmer knew what was going on. of Theosphany. So. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible. and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy.
and took his place. or. he changed names. J. As soon as he got to the United States. and then to Nazi Brazil. they were teaching Adolph Hitler’s book. Soon. most of the Communist Party was composed of former Nazi’s and their children. to at least put them in Internment Camps (Death . and Spiritual Catholics. 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. the mentally ill. B. mostly Republicans. Schmidt recruited other Bosnian and East German KGB agents and put them on the law faculty. He went to law school at Harvard and soon became a law school Dean.D. but really they were still Nazis. Esq. He got fake Brazillian papers and came to the United States with a student visa. that the Final Solution to America’s problems was to exterminate the poor. His Father had been in the Nazi SS in Nazi Germany and had been rehabilitated into a Communist after the war..A.. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 43 The Final Solution A Political Allegory By Anthony J.. Karl Schmidt. Karl Schmidt had first made his way to Nazi Portugal. The called themselves Communists to appease the Russians. had been with the KGB since childhood. In East Germany. Mein Kamph to the law students without them even knowing what so going on. The KGB had a plan in place for the year 2. Fejfar It was 1993 and the Wall in East Germany was down. They taught the gullible students.000 in the United States. murdered a person who looked like him.
almost like Jedi Knights.Camps) or in mental hospitals. This would be a problem. . The only problem was that the Spiritual Catholics were fighting back. They seemed to have supernatural abilities.
and the Social Welfare Net By Anthony J.A. in the Great Society. medical treatment. or are homeless. and entertainment (G rated I suppose). You see. Thus.” most of us are pretty thick skinned. shelter.. the culturally sophisticated person prefers to pay the freight so that the poor can have a decent life Now. As I have argued previously. regardless of their utility to society. Esq.D. most of the positions that we take are based upon enlightened rational self interest. Instead of using the base emotion of selfishness to guide our decisions. from an aesthetic point of view poverty is disgusting. 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. if I choose to live. the reincarnational system teaches us that as we sow so we shall reap. or ignorant. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. clothing. and I am in favor of the Social Welfare Net. As we do unto others.Chapter 44 The Great Society. but I’m not sure. B. which is a function of reason more than anything else. another reason to favor the Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the existence of Reincarnation and Karma.. In fact. The idea of the Social Welfare Net is that regardless of what income you might have. transportation. . I follow Kant’s idea that persons are to be each given a very high value intrinsically. Fejfar. Compassion aside. it is pretty hard to find a “bleeding heart liberal. each of us is entitled to have basic food. I suppose part of it has to do with compassion.. Rather than murder or force poor people into suicide. so it will be done unto us. J. you are entitled to live a life where your basic human needs are met. Fejfar I am a Liberal. education. So. Reincarnation. we choose 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. From a Karmactic point of view. and the Social Welfare Net. For example. I. The argument is that people on welfare should not make more than a working poor person. statistically. Additionally. this seems doubtful. Chapter 45 . in the Great Society. am purchasing “Karma Insurance” so that in any life that I might live in the future. The Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the rational choice. public or private. there are many governmental programs open to the working poor and the middle class. as a matter of rational self interest. education. as a believer in the Great Society. in the great society all schools. I will be guaranteed the basics of food. I am not sure about that. The companies who invest the most in their employees make the most money. etc. The Great Society is filled with Great Companies who have Great Employees working for them. While you might try to gamble that you will be rich financially in most of your lives. 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. transportation. The odds are you will end up poor.without protest. my Karma for the next life will be to be a poor person in a world with no Social Welfare Net. clothing. I argue that such a world is possible and is economically efficient. shelter. Education at every level should be free or at minimal cost so that all can participate. There really are not that many millionaires in America relative to the population as a whole. entertainment. No child should go to school hungry and no child should go home hungry from school. in a society with no Social Welfare Net. In response. 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 countries that invest the most in its people do very well economically. should provide a good nutritious breakfast and lunch for every student.
Of course there are Fractal Forms. Fejfar Previously. For every word. 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. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form.D. If one doubts that Form exists. For every thing there is a form.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J.. the World of the Forms. 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. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that is. B. . Form. as well. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom. and the Rectangle each are very basic forms. the Square. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally. Fejfar. there is a form. Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. J. Esq. The Triangle..A. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. all one has to do is look at geometry..
Chapter 46 The Lurking God .
Every once and awhile. Fejfar The Lurking God I saw God around a corner. Then behind a Tree. J.. Colors galore. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. Esq. Fejfar. I saw God on a seashore. God respects my Freewill. A whisp in the air. A huggable Bear. It doesn’t last long. B. He doesn’t smother. Wonderful feeling. Grace that saves. He could see me. God is a cloud..A Poem By Anthony J. Loving the Other. A wonderful God. A beautiful feeling. A bit of a trial. I saw God in a rainbow. Never a snore.A. Beautiful waves. A Loving Spirit. I wondered if. Chapter 47 The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax . I talk to God..
I have also argued that a Moderation Corporation should be given special tax treatment. and that corporate wages and salaries also should be exempt from income tax.A. I argue that that corporation should be exempt from federal and state income tax. thus. Where such a Moderation Corporation is using a sliding fee scale. which pays income tax. The Moderation Corporation.. Esq. but also can receive tax deductible charitable contributions. would find itself in position half way between that of a for profit corporations. Fejfar Previously.By Anthony J. whether I am selling legal services or a golf cart. a sliding fee scale for the sale of corporate goods and services. The purpose of a Moderation Corporation is to produce a moderate profit using moderate means. Dividends of a Moderation Corporation would be taxable.. 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. B.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I argue that the Moderation Corporation would serve a useful function in a market economy. I have argued for the existence and use of a Moderation Corporation. Fejfar. and would promote social responsibility of business.. which is not only exempt from income tax. J. as such. Chapter 48 The Origin of the Nolo Contendere Plea in Criminal Law . and that of a not-for-profit. My argument is that a Moderation Corporation should have as an essential attribute. The sliding fee scale is based upon the buyer’s annual income. Thus.
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. Jesus could not really deny that he was the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Jesus said to Pilate. So. In so doing.A. a capable lawyer himself was placed in a difficult situation. Ordinarily. one might wonder what the origin of the Nolo plea is in western law. in a Criminal Case.. Once charged by Pilate for treason for being the King of the Jews and the Messiah. it is best for a Criminal Defendant to plead Nolo Contendere. and I have an answer. just what is the Nolo Contendere plea? Well. obviously could not admit that it was a crime for him to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah. “It is you who say that I am “[the King of the Jews and the Messiah]. because of the politics of the situation. Fejfar The Nolo Contendere plea in Criminal Law is an interesting legal doctrine. For example. or the Messiah. J.. instead it is simply a refusal to contest the conviction that is entered without an innocent plea..D. It is also used in some circumstances to avoid collateral use of a guilty plea conviction. The Nolo plea is not an admission of guilt. one either pleads guilty or innocent. Jesus.By Anthony J. Esq. an attorney defendant might take a Nolo plea to a crime but not confess guilt. B. however. . Jesus was being tried before Pilate with the crime of being the King of the Jews. knowing that a Nolo conviction cannot be used against him in a later disbarment proceeding. 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. but on the other hand. Now. 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. Sometimes. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar. Now.
Obviously. but on the other hand did not admit guilt.Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of. 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 .
Any person who had taken a religious vow of poverty in Roman Catholic religious life was charged criminally in ecclesial court with Penury. Protestant Mysticism. the word “Penury” is not even found in most standard dictionaries. The one place where you can find Penury listed is in Black’s Law Dictionary.A. If they are not illegally prosecuted and put in jail.. . J. So Penury first became a crime in the Anglican Ecclesial Courts in England during the reign of King on.. in England. This practice of persecuting both mystical or spiritual Catholic and Protestant “Saints” spread to the United States and is still in use today. that is. The Protestants and their King were doing everything they could to destroy Roman Catholocism in England. Anglican Church of England.D. Fejfar Penury is a crime that you will not find in the statute books. B. the King who broke from Rome and founded the Protestant. Esq.. where Penury is defined as “Poverty.” Henry VIII.An Allegorical Account By Anthony J. the Roman Catholic “threat” had been stilled and another threat became apparent to the Protestant Anglican aristocracy. By 1850. Fejfar. In fact. they are illegally and involuntarily put on psychiatric wards to try to force them to become atheists. where the penalty was either death or life in prison. Penury was also charged against Roman Catholic lay leaders who were spiritual leaders or political leaders. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Protestant Mystics and spiritualists who became religious or political leaders were also charged with Penury.
section 1983. Any other interpretation means that we are living now under a fascist dictatorship with no religious freedom. peyote case. section 242.C.S.The charge of Penury in the United States is clearly unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment. Although the United States Supreme Court has tried to do away with religious freedom in this country in the Smith. Chapter 50 . Natural Law.S.C. and 18 U. and the real Constitution tell us that a criminal charge of Penury is unconstitutional and a violation of 42 U.
at least in some quarters. and ignorance. Even rich people wonder if they can afford to send their kids to college anymore.. Never mind that the government was trying to regulate the economy so that it would stay both fair and private. From Ronald Reagan to George Bush the Republicans have done everything that they can at both the state and federal level to dismantle government. B. but from the Republican Party. Ronald Reagan did the best he could to destroy the middle class in this country by preventing its children from going to college. that it would come from the Democratic Party. the government would fall away as an unnecessary evil. that if there was ever to be a Communist revolution in the United States. But. Esq. when the Democrats wanted more funding for social programs. perhaps the real Communist revolution in this country will come not from the Democratic Party. The Republicans seem to want the State to fall away so that we can be left with a Communist Utopia. euthanasia.A. Fejfar.. Rather that seeing the government as a good. I would like to propose another idea about Communism in this essay. such “Big Government” Democrats were really Communists trying to bring about a controlling central government. I suspect that the Communist Utopia we will end up with will involve poverty. abortion. Never mind that the social programs put money into the pockets of private individuals. This is precisely the Communist attitude which Marx wrote about. J. It is even worse today. unemployment. it is thought. So. Law school tuition is so high that it is de facto impossible for most .. Like the Soviet Union. in the Communist Manifesto said that at the end of the materialist dialectical process. they see it as evil. and so. not the government. Fejfar Typically. the thought was that in the Soviet Union the government ran everything. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Apparently.D. Karl Marx.The Republican Manifesto By Anthony J.
for example welfare pays only $600 per month. not a month. Chapter 51 . In Pennsylvania.000. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. 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. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients. Perhaps. Food for thought. Ronald Reagan. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week.law graduates to start a solo practice. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120.
When David reached age 40.A. David insisted that he had done nothing wrong and was not mentally ill. instead he was just following . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. When David’s attorney (Solicitor) visited David in prison. Fejfar David Greene was a driver for United Postal Service in Indianapolis. and already he had been involved in 6 separate car accidents with his UPS truck. transferring David to a psychiatric ward. It was David’s second week on the job in London. Fejfar.D. David was charged criminally with motor vehicle homicide. Indiana. In his last accident. After conferring. when the law in England was that he should be driving on the left hand side. J. England. The next day David’s solicitor met with the barrister assigned to defend David in court. Once on the ward David was once again diagnosed with schizoprehenia by his psychiatrist.. as well as the UPS driver’s manual. David told his solicitor that he (David) was following the same law that he always had in the United States. The judge agreed. and entered the order.The Schizophrenic Driver An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. 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. B. Esq. not once being involved in a car accident with his UPS truck. he discovered that David’s problem was that David thought that he (David) should be driving on the right hand side of the road. UPS offered him a job at twice the pay on a new delivery route in London. and asked for long term psychiatric care for David.. David did his job competently and well for over 20 years..
The psychiatrist replied no. The psychiatrist agreed. of political to him and not medical. 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. David responded that it all seemed sort Chapter 52 . only in England. 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.the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. David.
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. and Equity (equity favors the one in need. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). equity favors the one . Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J. J. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. Individual Autonomy 2. Liberty based society is present throughout the world. In achieving this goal of Liberty.A. Esq. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty.. Fejfar.D. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1.. B.. The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal. 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).
The Sons of Liberty support the judicial review of all legislative and executive branch actions using the Constitution. judicial. Natural Law. Finally. The Sons of Liberty support a Constitutional Democracy with a legislative. The Sons of Liberty support Social Responsibility of Business where business decisions are made using the Ethical Matrix. from each according to one’s ability). based on Classical Philosophy. equity says that for each Son of Liberty. . as a basis for Liberty should be taught in grade school through graduate school. Neothomism. the Sons of Liberty should support the use and teaching of Metaphysics. to each according to one’s need. requiring all law to be reasonable.with the greatest need. is the basis for Natural Rights and Liberty. and executive branches of government.
Liberative Law Enforcement Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience. Liberative Social Political Action 6. Fejfar The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. Liberative Social Norming 7. What is Liberation? We can see a eight fold movement of Liberation: 1. understanding. Individual Metaphysical Liberation 3. Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures 5. Liberative Law 8. This can be done through the process of Liberation. Individual Cognitive Liberation 2.Chapter 53 The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1 By Anthony J. Fejfar © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. . Individual Ethical Liberation 4. judgment-reflection.
each of us must love. Logos. Love moves the will to Act when we are afraid to act. an Unrestricted Pure Act of Understanding. Jesus Christ. judment-reflection. understanding. In order to Liberate. Each of us must judge and reflect that we know reality through experience. understanding. Each of us must experience: experience. we must then each know what is going on. through judgment and reflection. Substance is Formless Form. which paradoxically is a combination of Truth. The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation. experience. and love. Finally. and love. Logos. judgment-reflection. judgment-reflection. In order to Liberate. understanding. we must each then understand what is going on. Logos is the basis for The Word which is the Son of God. In the final analysis love Liberates. and love. Logos is Creative Form. and Substance. Being is Form of Form. In order to Liberate. judgment-reflection. Love is Liberation. Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being. and Substance. to really act to Liberate we must love. Finally. with a small amount of Form and love. Each of us must understand: experience.and love. more than anything else. or Creative Reason. Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. that causes Liberation to Flourish. Creative Word. Finally. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates! . or Reason itself. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father. and love. we must first experience what is going on. understanding. It is the appropriation of Being.
ratio. judgment-reflection. and socially. love. Utility 3. Need is based upon love. Equity Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be treated in similar circumstances. Value implies Proportionality is seen best in a one to one individual values. Proportionality means equality before the law. understanding. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles: 1. both individually. Ethics teaches us what is right or wrong. Finally. Reciprocity 2. experience.Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates! Equity Liberates! The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures. better or worse. Equity means that Equity makes an equitable Reciprocity exception from a general rule based upon need. Utility means Maximization of Value. to do. Rules Metaphysical Intuition. Proportionality 4. and a scale of values. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained. . and Ethics. Here. combine to critique unjust social structures.
are unreasonable and unjust. are unjust. This is the natural societal function. Just because a just law is on the books. rules which do not involve reciprocity. Similarly. Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process. and are unjust. Liberation requires social and political action. In order for unjust laws to be repealed. Liberative social rules must be taught in school and at Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory consciousness and action.which are wrong in the face of experience. social and political action is required. Liberative Social and Political Action Liberates! Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. and equity. are unjust. Law is to support the common good. which reject a transcendent Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. are impractical and unjust. social and political action is required. In order for just laws to be enacted in the first place. home. proportionality. Liberation must support active Social Norming. As Saint Thomas Aquinas said. social and political action is required. The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or reflection. and rather are based upon hate. Thus children are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal rule. In order for just laws to be enforced. Rules which lack love as their basis. Rules Rules which are Unethical are unjust. . does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. utility. and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory consciousness and action. So.
Law Liberates! Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. unjust regimes. In the case of a democratic. Jurisprudence for a New Age Lonergan. and judges. Just as the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation against King George. only democratic. is required. police officers. Both individual as well as societal liberation is required. Bibliography Fejfar. especially. so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic. A Theory of Justice in Collection Law Enforcement must . Method in Theology Lonergan. Those responsible for the administration of justice. Liberate! All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist. Cognitional Structure. legislators. Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay) Fejfar. and legal change. political. non-violent means of social. just.Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. must also fight. Insight Lonergan. such as we have in the United States. are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. Even lay persons are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. lawyers. Rawls. or near just society.
The only significant property that Wife owned was her share of Blackacre. the Attorney for Husband’s Estate. When I was taught about the “Wild Deed” in law school. Instead. Then. there must be a valid chain of title. Oliver Attorney. J. also. then this is a defect in the title. Fejfar. among other things. that because of the existence of Race. Esq. one half of the interest in the real property in question passes to the surviving spouse by survivorship when the other spouse has died. in order for a title to real property to be valid. leaving Blackacre to his four children by Will. but I have a situation in mind where it can.Chapter 54 The Wild Deed and Real Property Law By Anthony J. in order to establish a good chain of title.” might have something to do with a youthful indiscretion which took place after a college beer party. I didn’t think that it would ever come up in real life. In states where there is no Tract Index (most of the East and South in the United States). Recall.A. Imagine this situation.D. Notice. five years later. Wife dies and no one bothers to probate the estate. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. one must be able to undertake a Grantor-Grantee and a Grantee-Grantor search of the public real estate recording records. back to our hypothetical. Husband dies. Now.. Husband and Wife hold a Tenacy by the Entirety in Blackacre. B. Husband and Wife are married. If one cannot undertake a valid search using the Grantor- Grantee index and verify the chain of title. . and hold Blackacre as Tenant by the Entirety. or Race-Notice real property recording statutes. I must tell you that a “Wild Deed” is a concept found in Real Property Law. probates the Will by filing for Letter Testamentary and the Will is recorded by the Registrar of Wills Office with the County.. Fejfar One might think that a “Wild Deed. that a Tenacy by the Entirety is an estate where.. Recall.
” Let me explain. So . attorney must use the Grantee-Grantor index and work backwards. and H’s will to his children. Without realizing it. let’s see what we find in the search. it is found outside the chain of title after H’s will is recorded.Oliver Attorney then files the Death Certificate for Wife in the Chain of Title in the Registrar of Deeds Office. Children of H and W are the Grantee and H’s will is the Grantor. To start the title search. 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. Oliver Attorney has created a “Wild Deed. Let us say further that the children of Husband convey Blackacre to Bill in fee simple absolute. but Sally’s attorney runs into a problem. This is a serious defect in the title. Instead. but it is not there. Bill and Sally sign a Purchase Agreement which states that Bill will provide Sally with “Marketable Title. listing H and W as the Grantor and H as the Grantee. In theory you will find it filed between the original Deed to H and W. The filed Death certificate functions as a Wild Deed. 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.” Sally has a title search done. Here it is.
Fejfar In the book. Esq. If I try to accomplish something. if it was done with the wrong intent. fails to accomplish his objective. Fejfar. An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world. intent is pretty much irrelevant. if I paint a perfect picture. and Road’s other books. even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons.Chapter 55 Timing and Intent By Anthony J. results don’t really even matter. even if I fail. From the realist point of view. with good intent. and have the right intent. I still have done the right thing. for a genuine idealist. nothing at all would be. “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads.D.” Both are very interesting concepts. accomplished. For the realist. For a realist. that is praiseworthy. or pragmatist. The realist never praises the idealist who. For an idealist. For a realist. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Similarly.. and intent is irrelevant. the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing. results are all that count. or was.. J. intent is everything. .
but if the artist really had the right intent. what’s more. Roads also discusses timing. it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition. then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture. It is hard to understand. what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent. So. this story is about intent. Without intent all is for naught. if we do not have the right intent. Because the tree had the wrong intent. And. Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return. really is not perfect. no matter how hard we try. Roads discusses the importance of intent. neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent. walking by the fig tree. we fail. it could not produce fruit. has a multidimensional aspect to it. although it may appear to be. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. Now. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. both intent and results count. then. is thus. getting back to Michael Roads. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent. Real timing. So too with us. In fact. and. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren.For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist. no matter how much we may appear to succeed. Now. producing no fruit. for example. Good intent. very important. they notice that the tree was withered and dying. the .
that by our choice. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much. Because in multidimensional reality the past can affect the future and the future can affect the past. or timing in a boxing match. timing is even more complicated. or by God’s intervention in our lives. Seth. where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. . This is where God comes in. timing takes on an even more refined aspect. knowing when to shoot a jump shot. But. does. knowing when to use the left jab. 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. Perhaps God allowed.idea of timing in playing basketball. we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. for example can be very important. Food for thought. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill. can and does shift forward and backward in time in relation to each of us and our multidimensional alternates. then. of the Jane Roberts books. for example. It is possible. or even caused. “Bill” to get sick. Our God. Perhaps.
B. shift his Soul or Spirit back into his body immediately prior to getting killed. Tom took a vow to “Fight for Justice and Social Justice to the Death and Beyond.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. correct the situation. Tom was basically a good kid. Tom went back to school the next fall. Tom had a problem. J. and multidimensionally. starting 10th grade. he could immediately. He never had to get into a fight for a long time. He was an A. . Fejfar Tom Phiffer was in 9th Grade at Clark Junior High. Nebraska. and with his newly acquired Wisdom. Tom spent two days praying and then suddenly his Intuition was activated and he knew what he had to do. and a vow not to carry a weapon. and Highschool. Tom decided to go on a summer spiritual retreat to see if he could solve his problem. But. Something to fight for. Tom was a Spiritual Catholic.. if not impossible for anyone to physically attack Tom.Chapter 56 To the Death and Beyond An Allegory By Anthony J. Fejfar. he won. The Holy Spirit told Tom that this would place Tom in the Dao spiritually so that it would be very difficult.student and enjoyed playing sports.” This made Tom a multidimensional immortal. If Tom was ever killed.. First. and when he did. Next. and there was a Bully and a gang who was after him.A. This vow also gave Tom meaning. Esq. in Lancaster. Tom took a vow of self-defense only non-violence.D.
The Transcendental Precepts do not produce some sort of moral or epistemological absolutism. 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. Analytic Mind Spirit. it is apparent that the Transcendental Precepts are epistemological. Wisdom Level of Reflection and Judgment Thus. a more wise reflection. the Transcendental Precepts produce probable knowledge. and Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. discusses the Transcendental Precepts. Fejfar. J.A. subject to revision.. yielding provisional results which are subject to revision upon the acquisition of new data.. Bernard Lonergan. Esq. is one which is self-correcting. Method in Theology. a new understanding. The epistemology of Lonergan’s Critical Realism.Chapter 57 Transcendental Method and Espistemology By Anthony J.D. B. Fejfar In his book. In other words. . Jesuit Philosopher. Base Emotions Soul Mind. fallible.. which can be described as: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Be Responsible Be Loving Interestingly. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
So. Method in Theology. postmodern deconstructionists. In deconstructing Experience. Fejfar. which when used together. as such. Experience is the basis for empiricist philosophy and logical positivism... as Bernard Lonergan has in his book.. Judgment and Reflection. Experience is what is seen. There is also Understanding. I. Experience is defined as that aspect of human knowing which provides the mind with the data of sense experience. all is immanent. In fact. Now. felt. Fejfar Some academics have argued that the Transcendent does not exist.A. and in fact turns out to be a more adequate postmodern philosophy than that of the French deconstructionists. moves to Understanding. nothing can be transcended. Now. would argue that one can deconstruct Transcendental Method and find that it is not transcendent at all. B. if one were attempting to deconstruct Transcendental Method.Chapter 58 Transcendental Method and Postmodernism By Anthony J. if one were to argue that Transcendental Method exists. tasted. smelled. and then culminates in Reflection and Judgment. has a certain objective quality to it. J. I am sure. heard. it is obvious that Experience. argue that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. touched. Transcendental Method begins with Experience. provide a transcendental method of find fallible truth. on the other hand. Esq. all is culture. about all we can say in the negative is that Experience is not all there is to knowing. we . In deconstructing Experience. Transcendental Method argues that there are several levels of consciousness. it would seem that one would start by trying to deconstruct Experience. They argue that all is context.D. let us begin with Transcendental Method and then attempt to deconstruct it as Derrida might try. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
that many Paradigms seem to be incommensurate with each other. that scientific inquiry uses “Paradigms” in order to understand reality. that likes should be treated alike. not just describe it. Thus.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. and. for example. it seems difficult to argue that Understanding is sexist. The postmodernist might argue. in the context of Understanding and Reflection and Judgment. Experience. and compares and contrasts ideas and data. Thus. Now. it is not antienvironment. Experience is not racist. Not much more can be said. as an idea and an operation does not seem to . In attempting to deconstruct Understanding. At the level of Understanding. I would simply argue that I would search for a New Paradigm which reconciles the Old Paradigms. Finally. Structures of Scientific Revolutions. as Gadamer points out. the idea of logical constistency. And. I would search for another Paradigm which was more adequate. if this new Paradigm turned out to be inadequate. In terms of postmodern deconstruction. one generates theories and hypothesis. One also categorizes the data of Experience. as a general rule. that meaning categories act to create reality. it is not sexist. it is not homophobic. the hermeneutic circle is formed. at the level of Understanding. survives the postmodern critique. racist. there are some ideas or concepts which have a transcend function which help us to improve our understanding over what we had before. is a transcendental idea. Transcendental Method is cumulative and self correcting. let us move to the level of Understanding. homophobic or anti-environment. one asks all the pertinent questions. Using Transcendental Method. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Etc. In this sense. one probably would argue along the lines of hermeneutics. following Thomas Kuhn’s work. Logic helps us to see that certain ideas are rational and others are not. However. Understanding.
I have argued that Intuition. then. he or she lacks the integration of Intuition with analytic understanding. then. survives the postmodern critique. . in terms of the postmodern critique. I suppose that one might argue that Intution is irrational and false consciousness. is a Quantum Ability. at least in part. While. it appears that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. especially taken in the context of the higher function of Judgment and Reflection. Judgment and Reflection are Alinear Intuitive functions which act to transcend mere Understanding. outside of space-time. Awakening Intuition. where the mind interfaces with the Quantum Field. Additionally.be culturally biased. or antienironment. Understanding. As Bergson puts it. we have contemporary Quantum Physics to explain to us how Intuition seems to work. however. Derrida has no basis for reconstructing reality. flies in the face of human experience and scientific fact. There are hundred of studies which have scientifically proven the existence of Intution. finding the most adequate Understanding available. but instead seems to transcend culture. it would appear that anyone can develop Intution through a sustained use of Meditation. at the same time. The tradesman analyist is not an intellectual. All Derrida can do is deconstruct. homophobic. In terms of the postmosdern critique. sexist. non-locally. there is the level of Judgment and Reflection. This. Judgment and Reflection is the cognitive function or operation which takes Understanding and then evalutates it on a higher level. it difficult to see how Intuition is racist. Intuition is what transforms mere analytic rationality into intellectual reason. Derrida’s postmodernism is flawed. Finally. So. Intuition provides an Intellectual Sympathy which enables us to know reality more adequately. As Frances Vaughn points out in her work. Derrida’s deconstruction does not survive Critical Thomist or Critical Realist postmodern critique. Finally.
wrongly. In my judgment.A. God the Father (Being).e. Being. 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. i. Similarly. The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons. that Constitutional Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity. Esq.. Logos. and the Legislative Branch. God the Son (Logos). and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). J. it is apparent that the three branches of government. with a Tripartite System of Government. I would argue that the American Constitution. is based upon the Holy Trinity Itself. that is with three branches of government. if we reflect..D.. B.. The Executive Branch.Chapter 59 Trinitarian Democracy By Anthony J. Fejfar. the President of the United States is seen as being the Highest Civil . Now. I argue that with each Person of the Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity. Fejfar Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think. The Judicial Branch. and Substance. In fact. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired. it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate Authority as being Supremely Good. this is wrong.
and God the Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up.” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in society. as Loving Truth. The Holy Spirit is thought to work best. Jesus Christ. a panel of Judges. as revolutionary. In fact. is. Thus.” The American People. Now.Authority having the most personal power to get things done. has Power equal to that of God the Father and God the Son. as the second Person of the Trinity. or Substance. in the creative mode Creative Form. that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is a Unity of Substance (Nicea). from the “ground up. the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and legislative enactments. Now. is seen as having the right to judge persons under law. the American people share the same role as the “People of America. is the mediating aspect of the Trinity. has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best. The rather interesting thought. The Son of God. God the Father seems to work from the top down. the United States Supreme Court. we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil. unconstitutional. Similarly. That is why we elect them. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father. 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. and opposing The . it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ. The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most responsive to the current desires of the American People. the Holy Spirit. to bring about a better society. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo. the Holy Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit. has the responsibility of Judging humanity. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of God. Perhaps.” in governmental terms. Ideally. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason. Substantial Form. then. and in the stable mode. it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit.
rather than Aristotle. the Trinity is a dynamic unity in harmony which is more like the Greek Philosopher Hericlitus would have it. Perhaps. .Will of God the Father if it is not consistent with Reason.
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.
atoms. J. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. . This new approach to reality was called String Theory. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq. 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. Interestingly. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. B. some scientists decided to take another approach. The problem was. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore.. and finally. Thus. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself...Chapter 61 Unified Quantum Field Theory By Anthony J. Fejfar. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory.A. After awhile. the photon. the quark. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. though. material. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. Soon. Thus. the positron. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. the Quanta.D. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles.
on the other hand. the answer which I came up with. of sorts. I suspect. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. Thus. etc. there really were no atoms. Perhaps in the ancient world where everyone believed in Form. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. I argue that the transpersonal meaning reality of Western culture was so strong that the Quanta particles all masked themselves as Atoms. that Atomism was merely a mistaken theory. a quark. have a more subtle argument to be made. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle.however. without any subatomic particles at all. a positron. like string theory. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. as still could be valid. Cause. how is all of this reconciled with the old Atomistic theory? Most scientists would argue. is a chameleon particle. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. The Quantum Field and individual Quanta Particles simply played the parts necessary for ancient and medieval metaphysics to work. . I. even prior to reading about string theory. and Accident. Food for thought. This also accounts for the idea that medieval and ancient classical physics or metaphysics was. 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. it can also display as an electron. Now.
Interestingly. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself.A. Esq. Thus. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Thus. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. This new approach to reality was called String Theory.. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. the positron. After awhile. B. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. the Quanta. atoms. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string.D. Fejfar. J. though. material. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles.Chapter 62 Unified Quantum Field Theory and Being By Anthony J. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate.. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. The problem was. some scientists decided to take another approach. 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.. the photon. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. Soon. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. . and finally. the quark.
if have referred to Beinga Streams as. although it stands on its own two feet independently of Quantum Physics. In Western indigenous . While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. Now. simultaneously. or on the other hand. In fact this is a good definition of Beinga Streams. a quark. or an Unrestricted Act of Understanding. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. it is apparent that Beinga Streams or Relational Meaning Streams parallel the notion of Quantum Particles and Strings. Previously. what then is the nature of Being? Well. animal. Thus. But what is Being made of? Being is composed of Beinga Streams which take the function of Quanta Particles or Strings.however. Thus. Every rock has a spirit as does every blade of grass. the answer which I came up with. it can also display as an electron. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. one might argue that the Quantum Field manifests Being. which is my position. Indigenous cultures are typically animistic. my argument is that the concept of being. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. Relational Meaning Streams. in Classical terms Being is Form of Form. It should be noted that Being as the Building Block of Reality is supported by the science of indigenous cultures. a positron. One might argue that Being manifests the Quantum Field. Beinga Streams are Relational Meaning Streams. is in fact an analogous concept. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. like string theory. asserting that there is a spirit for every person. even prior to reading about string theory. or thing. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. etc Now. is a chameleon particle. Or perhaps there is a dialectical relationship in the Dao where Being manifests the Quantum Field and the Quantum Field manifests Being. 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 this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle.
and must take logical arguments seriously. Be Reasonable. . be Loving. Strings. Moderate relativism means that we must follow the Transcendental Precepts of Be Attentive. Moderate relativism supports the adversary system of justice and opposes the inquisition. Be Intelligent. Quanta Particles. In fact. Be Responsible. and Strings. Finally.culture these spirits were referred to as Elemental Spirits. Moderate relativism means that the best form of government is a Constitutional Democracy which supports individual rights at law. Moderate relativism means that there can be two sides to an argument. and Elemental Spirits. all support the idea of Moderate Relativism as the nature of knowledge and reality. you might ask what are the political implications of the foregoing. and subject to revision. the notion of Beinga Streams. Quanta Particles. or Relational Meaning Streams. are all analogous to Elemental Spirits and in fact perform the same function in their respective cosmologies. Moderate relativism means that we can have probabilistic knowledge of reality which is fallible. and an Equitable interpretation of law. Moderate relativism means that we still have logic and reason. I argue that Beinga Streams. Moderate relativism means that it is possible that reasonable people can differ in their assessment of a problem.
First. is psychotic. J.A. Recall. Once we understand that causality exists. if this is true. The argument is that our sense experience and rigorous inferences therefrom. B. show us that causality exists.Chapter 63 Why Athiestic Materialism is Psychotic By Anthony J. atheistic materialism denies the existence of God. or put another way. but instead.. Since the idea of an infinite regress of causes is irrational. or alternatively. that which is based upon the idea that atoms are the ultimate reality of the universe. wrongly. that psychosis is defined as that which is out of touch with reality. But.. atheistic materialism asserts that Logical Positivism is a normative philosophy of knowledge or epistemology. Fejfar. we must assume that there is a rational First Cause. Finally. then I am the efficient cause of that movement and that collision. on the other hand. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that an infinite regress is irrational. . Thomas Aquinas has presented a proof that God in fact exists. The argument is the God is the First Cause which is an Uncaused Cause. it is apparent that for every effect. Second. First. then this leads to an infinite regress of causes which either suggests the existence of God in reality. Esq.D. Fejfar Some people. let us consider the notion of God. I.. atheistic materialism asserts that the ultimate nature of reality is that which is material. argue that atheistic materialism is not normative. If I roll a ball into another ball. Let us start by looking at the basic reality premises of atheistic materialism. there must have been a prior cause. which is itself an Uncaused Cause. think that atheistic materialism is a normative position to take.
The second position of atheistic materialism. Finally. sense impression. 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. In fact. and that one subatomic particle is the Quantum Particle. However. Because the water bends light in a particular . this assumes that sense experience is universally reliable in disclosing reality. if I take that same wooden dowel. So. Logical positivism is at a loss to explain how this could be. and proceed to the levels of understanding and judgment/reflection. In fact. the dowel appears to be crooked to my sight. outside of spacetime. contemporary science has proven that subatomic particles exist. it is clear that atheistic materialism is wrong in asserting that the real nature of reality is atomistic materialism. sense experience is not universally reliable in disclosing reality. 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. and place it in a glass walled tank of water. is that the ultimate nature of reality is material atomism. If sense experience is not universally reliable. Thus. which participates in the Quantum Field. atheistic materialism asserts that logical positivism is a normative epistemology or philosophy of knowledge. For example. one with straight dowel. However. then there is no basis for logical positivism. and look at the dowel through the side of the tank. Logical positivism asserts that we know reality best through immediate sense experience and rigorous logical inferences based upon that sense experience. one with crooked dowel. Science is full of “anomalies” which cannot be explained by sense experience alone. In fact logical positivism has been totally discredited. my sight sense impression has given me two completely contradictory views of reality. If we transcend mere sense experience.
in summing up. is psychotic. the dowel appears to crooked. Thus. . it can be seen that atheistic materialism is a false philosophy. and. even though it is really straight. or Fejfar’s Critical Thomism.way. from that point of view. on all three counts discussed earlier. logical positivism is rejected as a false philosophy in favor of Lonerganian Critical Realism. Thus.
it can also then reconstruct in a way which is non-materially foundationalist. rather than a modernist one. people expect you to have your philosophy to be either modernist or postmodernist. people expect you to fit your academic positions into consensually acceptable analytic categories. at least in some circles. we know probabilistically. After thinking it through. No. I think that it is fair to describe Critical Thomism as a postmodern philosophy. What we know. What we know. many do not find this category helpful. J. Similarly. not with absolute certainty.Chapter 64 Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy By Anthony J.. Before that. today. While there is a certain foundationalism to Critical Thomism. I have taken this position bccause Critical Thomism can. not verbal orders of some sort. Esq. This is because Neo-thomism sort of fell off the map around 1960. While my Critical Thomist philosophy can be described as a Neo-thomist philosophy. which can be revised and reformulated based . we know on the basis of experience. it was quite popular. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and intuitive judgment and reflection. While Critical Thomism can decontruct. Critical Thomism is a fallible philosophy in many respects.. and does engage in critical deconstruction. Fejfar. understanding. it is not one which can be used deontologically. they are more like guides or signposts. While the Platonic Forms exist for the Critical Thomist. Fejfar When you are in academia. just as much as does the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault.D.
on the other hand. in its typical form is and was based upon scientific or atheistic materialism. and intuitive judgment and reflection. Critical Thomism. Additionally. the existence and action of the Quantum Field. Substance. Metaphysics grounds and guides Critical Thomism in the same way that modern atheistic. it clear that Critical Thomism is not modernist. Being.upon new experience. better understanding. materialist. recognizes. and Form. science guided and grounded modernism. . in the first instance. Logos. Modernism.
an Santa Claus can come to us in his Astral Body. do not shed their Astral Bodies. J. Saint Nicholas.Chapter 65 Why Santa Claus Really Exists By Anthony J. or Santa Claus is present to us in our prayers and thoughts. it is said that some persons who die. bringing presents to children on Christmas. and of course passed over to the other side.. Now. It is said that one who has an Astral Body can materialize on Earth. Additionally. Nicholas was known for. Without this Spirit. in the person of Santa Claus give us the Christmas Spirit. I argue that this is a mistake. actually lived in asia minor and is a canonized saint. Saint Nicholas died at some point. It is said that many saints can levitate or teleport or maybe even multilocate. I am putting forth the proposition that Santa Claus really exists and is the Spirit of Christmas. I would like to argue for the Spiritual presence of Santa Claus at Christmas. Fejfar. the North Pole exists on the Astral Plane. The Christmas Spirit is amazing. Fejfar Some people stop believing in Santa Claus around age 11. I argue that the Holy Spirit. I suspect that we would not be giving each other gifts at Christmas time. B.. Perhaps. perhaps. also know to us as Santa Claus. Esq. historically. among other things. we know that Saint Nicholas. In the magical lore.D. He is real as much as any other Saint was real. Apparently. we find the time to put up the Christmas tree and find presents for our loved ones.A. As a Saint. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Santa Claus too. So. In spite of the cold weather that many of us endure at Christmas time. In spite of low income for some .. but instead maintain their Astral Body after life. has these gifts so that he actually does bring Christmas presents to some in a very short period of time on Earth.
. As God give us gifts. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas.households. the Christ Child. so we too give gifts to each other. This is the true meaning of Christmas. is the gift of his Son. 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. And of course.
we can see that Wisdom and Satanism are not the same and in fact are in many ways opposites. In more direct terms. Satanism is ordered toward evil.A. If indeed the irrational is evil (with the exception of love). an entire book of the Bible. Wisdom is the enemy of Satanism. Fejfar. using philosophical intuition is able to find the knowledge that “falls between the cracks” of linear rationality. as some say. The Catholic Christian tradition has taught the importance of Wisdom throughout its history. is very linear in nature and as Bergson points out. Alinear Wisdom. Esq. is all about Wisdom. Reason.. This is absolutely not true. .. Fejfar Some protestants seem to think that Wisdom is Satanic. then Wisdom is not evil in this sense because Wisdom is arational not irrational. Satanism is based upon destroying the weak.Chapter 66 Why Wisdom is not Satanism By Anthony J. The Book of Wisdom.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In fact. or rationality.D. Satanism is based upon hatred. B. J. misses many of the most important nuances about life and reality.
Whether they realize it or not. and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1.” as part of my Jesuit education. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. Satan always breaches his contracts. Ultimately. Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them. “in between the lines. for some the following point may be difficult. with the possible exception of Satan. Now. Typically. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me. 3. the Jesuits teach Wisdom. himself. is ordered towards the Good. The good is used to promote the Good. Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance. Finally.Wisdom. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. not destroy them. Now. . it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. Also. evil selfdestructs. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs. that one can use evil instrumentally. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. on the other hand. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. and this is a very bad deal. Evil is used to promote the Good. 2. Evil is used to combat Evil.
I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month. J... it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life. Finally.. Esq. rather than working. Here. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all. 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.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. in Pennsylvania. 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. . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Currently. B. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. 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. Fejfar. 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. This approach is totally unethical and absurd.A. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. For example.D.
where one begins in the Dao.. or entirely in the linear Being of Zen.Chapter 68 Zen and Daoism: Action and Inaction By Anthony J. Zen is very direct. to get things done. one has found the Dao. Being is a relatively unitary metaphysical quiddity. In living life. So.D. on the one hand. goes with the flow for as long as practicable. and shifts to the Zen of action. B. one never seeks reality. you are not the Dao. In fact. Time is alinear not linear. In the Dao time flows..A. Fejfar. and one wants to move. . the end of Zen is Being. Zen Satori. J. on the other hand is a very “go with the flow” spirituality. When one finds the balancing point between Ying and Yang. all is passive. to act. rearrange the apple cart through a direct action. Whether explicitly stated or not. is Insight drawn from Intuition. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. go with the flow until nothing is happening. When in the Dao reality is aunitary. one lets reality come to you. It is impossible to be direct in the Dao. it does not pass. which is a Ying/Yang. Time is experienced consciously as a flow. and then switch to the Zen of direct action. as I have argued elsewhere. one is very direct. In fact in some ways Daoism and Zen are opposites. the good life is found I disagree. I argue that is impossible to live a good life if it is spent entirely in the Dao. if you are not in the flow of the Dao.. The end of Daoism is the Dao. and you are not being Daoist. Fejfar Some argue that Daoism and Zen are basically the same spirituality or philosophy. When one is in a Zen mode of consciousness. Esq. Zen is action. Daoism. on the other hand. and then go back into the flow of the Dao. In fact. one can only flow with the Dao. In the Dao. When in the Dao an hour may seem like 5 minutes. of complementary opposites.
but not wonton violent aggression.letting the Dao take over and do the work effortlessly. Of course in doing this one should as much as possible participate in creative non-violence which allows for self-defense. THE END .
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