CRITICAL THOMISM, REALITY, AND POLITICS BY ANTHONY J.

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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

The Dark Side of the Force 40. and Critical Thomism 34. Seth. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Consciousness. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Purgatory 29. Oblivion 27. Reason and Higher Love 31. Mind Control 22. Natural Law and Music 25. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Nazi Dupes 26. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. Psychiatry and Justice 28. The Correcting Entry 39. Self-actualization 33.19. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. The Christ Child 37. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23.

The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. The Schizophrenic Driver 52.42. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . Timing and Intent 56. and Evil 61. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Wild Deed 55. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Relativism. The Republican Manifesto 51. Truth. The Lurking God 47. Trinitarian Democracy 60. Quantum Field Theory 62. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Final Solution 44. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. The Crime of Penury 50. The Great Society 45.

65. Workfare 68. Zen and Daoism . Why Santa Claus really Exists 66. Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67.

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

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. . BEGIN the TEST. 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. and choose the path which logically is better. (Scroll down for the correct answer below after taking the test).

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

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

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

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

Civil Case. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions. and thus.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99.1. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. 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. Thus. Civil Regulatory Case. contracts.licensure. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. -involuntary psychiatric commitments. Criminal Case. some type of test is required. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. tort. I suppose. environmental or corporate regulation. the standard for “reality” is different. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. If a person is alleged to be . Now.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now.property.

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

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

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

My Autonomy. and the Critical Thomist. those values which are most meaningful to me. and his helping others. So. typically through work. i. that is. For Kant. that is. my Self Directedness. 3.1. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. 2. some people. his autonomy. his Rational Self Interest. My Rational Self Interest. his Self Actualization. Rationally. My Self Actualization. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. ideally. that is. for him. Now. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. 4. my chosing to actualize. for me. I Tony Fejfar. even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position.e.. what I rationally think is best for myself. the question is would I wish that. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of . Helping others.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Druid Mass. We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. Now. is a Druid Catholic Mass. like some sort of cannibals.The real Catholic Mass. . to me. 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. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church. 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. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. Food for thought. Finally.in East Germany. but joined it. it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s. the original of Aq Queda has been solved. it is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. Thus. were not only sympathetic to the Nazi Party. Additionally. In my view. . 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.

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

. and what it does with its money. driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization. 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.exterminating the poor? What if Opus Dei is using psychiatry to put progressive and spiritual Catholics in psychiatric wards.

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

labor camps. Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do. With no individual rights to protects us. .Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy. 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.

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

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

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

Unless the lawyer is being paid. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. . 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.think about it. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Esq.. Fejfar. The rent was in essence the loaned money. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. however. One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant. Instead of a loan with interest.. that is. equity did not. J. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights. the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. 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. 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 lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. . and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest.A. a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J. but because of the usurious origins of the lease. B. and lease the land from the landlord noble for less than fair market value as a way of collecting interest. Instead. Soon.D. that is. lending money at interest.. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

balance was off only by $100. is that when you are only off by a small amount. and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot. 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. but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. .” to reconcile the balance. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. attractivc to me as a lawyer. it does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars in accountant time trying to correct the problem. 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. The idea. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account.

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

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

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

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

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

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

if Joe Farmer knew what was going on.” Now. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology.Now. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. Once this was done. So. of Theosphany. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible. or even have argued equitable estoppel against him. and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith.” Without telling anyone. 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. .

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

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

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

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

Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar. The metaphysical quiddity associated with the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is Form: Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom Form Form is one of the most important metaphysical quiddities. the Square. as well. the World of the Forms.A. all one has to do is look at geometry. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. Form.D. Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. Fejfar Previously.. Esq. B.. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form. For every thing there is a form. there is a form. 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. The Triangle. For every word. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally. If one doubts that Form exists.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J. Of course there are Fractal Forms.. J. that is. . and the Rectangle each are very basic forms.

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

not a month. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. Then the government has the nerve to insist that relatives cannot give gifts to help make up the difference so that a relative doesn’t starve to death. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week.000.law graduates to start a solo practice. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120. Chapter 51 . Food for thought. for example welfare pays only $600 per month. In Pennsylvania. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. Ronald Reagan. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. Perhaps.

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

of political to him and not medical.the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. The psychiatrist agreed. 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. The psychiatrist replied no. David then asked the psychiatrist if he David would be considered schizophrenic in the United States. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic. David.

all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix.. Esq. equity favors the one .. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. Individual Autonomy 2. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. 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 Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4.D. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. B.. In achieving this goal of Liberty. The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal. 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. Liberty based society is present throughout the world. Fejfar.A.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 60

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

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

however, this began to change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

While some might

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.A.D. Esq..Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society. B. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all. rather than working. in Pennsylvania. J. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. Fejfar. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. 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. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. 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. Here. For example. 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. Currently. Finally. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life..

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

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

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