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

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

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

The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. Truth. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. Trinitarian Democracy 60. The Crime of Penury 50. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. Relativism. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Great Society 45. The Wild Deed 55. and Evil 61. Timing and Intent 56. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . The Final Solution 44. Quantum Field Theory 62. The Republican Manifesto 51. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54.42. The Lurking God 47.

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

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

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

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

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

or creation of human beings by God in the Bible. which very well might involve God. it is possible that evolutionary meaning on the Quantum level. but really out of the Quantum Field. Thus. or even human beings. . and certainly metaphysics. and the notion of scientific evolution.can change a molecule. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. 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. ex nihilo. out of nothingness. in general. as if. Thus. could produce large and sudden evolutionary changes.

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

Thus. the standard for “reality” is different.1.licensure. Criminal Case. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. environmental or corporate regulation. 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.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2. and thus. -involuntary psychiatric commitments.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99. Civil Case. If a person is alleged to be .property. contracts. Now. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. some type of test is required. tort. I suppose. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. Civil Regulatory Case.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

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

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

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

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.Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of. Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury .

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

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

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

almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. Ronald Reagan. Chapter 51 . Food for thought. for example welfare pays only $600 per month. not a month. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week. graduates to start a solo practice. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120.000. 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. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. In Pennsylvania.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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