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

Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Nazi Dupes 26. Natural Law and Music 25. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Mind Control 22. The Christ Child 37. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. The Correcting Entry 39. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Purgatory 29. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Seth. The Dark Side of the Force 40. Consciousness.19. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Oblivion 27. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . and Critical Thomism 34. Reason and Higher Love 31. Self-actualization 33. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23.

The Wild Deed 55. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. Athiestic Materialism 64. Truth. Quantum Field Theory 62. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. The Republican Manifesto 51. The Crime of Penury 50. Relativism. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43.42. Trinitarian Democracy 60. Timing and Intent 56. The Great Society 45. and Evil 61. The Final Solution 44. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Lurking God 47. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58.

Zen and Daoism . Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67.65. Why Santa Claus really Exists 66. Workfare 68.

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

BEGIN the TEST. You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B. 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. given the goal of reaching your destination. (Scroll down for the correct answer below after taking the test). .Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now.

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

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

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

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

the following is true: In order to be judicially incompetent to contract or own property one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 55% or better. -involuntary psychiatric commitments. some type of test is required. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. If a person is alleged to be .Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. environmental or corporate regulation.licensure. Thus. Now. Criminal Case. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. I suppose. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. contracts. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2.1. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. tort. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions.property. Civil Case. the standard for “reality” is different. and thus. Civil Regulatory Case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. .Dan had another friend in the Czech MI5 intelligence organization who told Dan that the FBI and the CIA had a similar program to get rid of progressives and liberals in the United States. The next week. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. So. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI. often in the homes of the persons. lead. arsenic. PCP. Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. before they were hospitalized. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. The aide said. 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 then bribed a psychiatric aide for information and found that psychiatry was deeply involved with “controlling” political “dissidents. off the facility. Because. and camphor in his blood. Enquirer. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. and hoped for the best. Dan took his friend out to eat.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law. no.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do. labor camps. Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps. .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. With no individual rights to protects us.

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

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

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

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. 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. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration. . Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice.think about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-Actualization is practical.person is trying to implement. then describes Self-Actualization. The above. Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. 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. .

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

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

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

Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age. Esq. 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.. I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly . Fully God. and fully kid. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints. by the way. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child. For Catholics. J.D. the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. Baptism is Magic.Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. are kids who are baptized Catholic in infancy and raised Catholic.. especially cradle Catholics. fully human. Fejfar. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way. Cradle Catholic kids.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

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

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

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

Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of. Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury . Obviously. 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 did not deny the charge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And of course. This is the true meaning of Christmas. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas. the Christ Child. 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. Gifts at Christmas remind us of God’s generosity to us. As God give us gifts. so we too give gifts to each other.households. .

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

is ordered towards the Good. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. himself. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs. not destroy them. on the other hand. Satan always breaches his contracts. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. Ultimately. “in between the lines. . Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them. Whether they realize it or not. 3. Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism. 2. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1.” as part of my Jesuit education. it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. Now. Now. that one can use evil instrumentally. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me. Typically. with the possible exception of Satan. for some the following point may be difficult. Evil is used to promote the Good. The good is used to promote the Good.Wisdom. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. Finally. Evil is used to combat Evil. and this is a very bad deal. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. Also. evil selfdestructs. the Jesuits teach 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.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. Esq. J. 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. Currently. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month.. For example. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month..A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. Here.D. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on 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. Fejfar. in Pennsylvania. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. B. rather than working.. . One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. 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. Finally. Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society.

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

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

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