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Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif Lulu Press ISBN# 978-0-557-03775-9 © Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar
Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics Introduction This is a Collection of Essays dealing with Critical Thomist Jurisprudence, Reality, and Politics. Table of Contents 1. Formal Operations Thinking 2. Bergson, Evolution, Genesis, and Quantum Physics 3. Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency 4. Classical Morality not Conventional Morality 5. Critical Thomism and Kant 6. Critical Thomism and the Liberal Compact 7. Drugs and Mental Illness 8. Druid Catholic Mass 9. Due Process and Magna Charta 10. Evolution and Utopia 11. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and Metaphysics 12. God and Communism 13. God, Communism, and the Rule of Law 14. Individual Rights and Patriarchy 15. Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? 16. I Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? 17. The Green Party 18. Law School
Mind Control 22. Natural Law and Music 25. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. The Correcting Entry 39. Reason and Higher Love 31. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Self-actualization 33. Purgatory 29. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Oblivion 27. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. The Dark Side of the Force 40. and Critical Thomism 34. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Nazi Dupes 26. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Consciousness. The Christ Child 37.19. Seth. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36.
The Schizophrenic Driver 52. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. Quantum Field Theory 62.42. Truth. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. The Wild Deed 55. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Great Society 45. Athiestic Materialism 64. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . Timing and Intent 56. The Final Solution 44. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. To the Death and Beyond 57. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Relativism. The Republican Manifesto 51. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. The Crime of Penury 50. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. Trinitarian Democracy 60. and Evil 61. The Lurking God 47.
Why Santa Claus really Exists 66. Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67.65. Workfare 68. Zen and Daoism .
describing that path: Sign A: Path A is 1 mile long Path A is 3 feet wide Path A has a snack bar by the path Path A at the half way point has a bridge which is down for construction. if he or she can think hypo-deductively. making the path impassible. asserted in his work that beyond the simple. naïve thinking of concrete operations. or. Concrete people cannot compare and contrast possible alternative future courses of action and choose a future which is logically superior. hypo-deductive thought. Esq. J. In this essay I am giving a short test for formal operations so that the reader can see.. Fejfar. and the second marked Path B. You see. one path marked Path A. difficult type of thinking known as formal operations. Fejfar The developmental psychologist Piaget.D. people in concrete operations cannot plan for the future. There is a sign at the head of each path. Here is the problem for you to solve: Chris is walking down a path and comes to a fork in the path. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 1 A Short Test for Formal Operations Thinking By Anthony J.. Path A is paved with asphalt Sign B: Path B is 1 mile long Path B is 2 feet wide . there is a more abstract.
You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B. BEGIN the TEST. (Scroll down for the correct answer below after taking the test). and choose the path which logically is better. . you the reader are required to choose the best path with the goal in mind of reaching a destination 3 miles down the path after the point where paths A and B have merged and have become one path again.Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now. given the goal of reaching your destination.
. with the bridge out it cannot be used to get to the destination.ANSWER: Path B While Path A has some nice features.
argued that evolution could only take place with rapid. that you cannot change the atom itself. molecular. as a very gradual process of evolutionary change which is consistent with atheistic materialism. Evolution. if you . involving God and metaphysics. following Bergson. And. Of course. on the other hand. evolution is seen. The Quantum Field exists on a subatomic level. logically. Bergson. or even biological levels. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. in his work on evolution. the idea that people were created by God.D..A. And. Recall that Quantum Physics is based upon the scientific idea that the Quantum Field exists outside of space-time. J. however. with causation from outside of space-time by God and metaphysics. changes in biological reality. to think that if you can change the subatomic makeup of an atom. Fejfar For many persons. B. There is no reason. argue that evolution involves planned change from outside of space-time. how can we get to this notion of evolution and still stay in the realm of science. Esq. not with gradual incremental changes. My response is that evolution takes place using Quantum Physics and Quantum Change. Fejfar. there is no reason to think that you could not change a molecule.Chapter 2 Bergson. Genesis. and Quantum Physics By Anthony J. but can certainly produce changes on the atomic.. is. could be seen as evidence that evolution takes place very rapidly. following Darwin. in Genesis in the Bible. I. The question. complex. if you can change an atom. when you think about it..
out of nothingness. there really is no contradiction between the idea of theistic evolution. . or even human beings. or creation of human beings by God in the Bible. which very well might involve God. Thus. it is possible that evolutionary meaning on the Quantum level.can change a molecule. Thus. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. and the notion of scientific evolution. could produce large and sudden evolutionary changes. as if. and certainly metaphysics. in general. but really out of the Quantum Field. ex nihilo. there is no reason to think that you could not change a biological cell.
Fejfar I once heard a psychologist argue that in order to practice law. or reality. using a legal proceeding. 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..A. there are three different standards of proof which must be proved. J. They are as follows: .D.” I have also heard psychiatric social workers argue that one who is not “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial” cannot own property. one had to be “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial.. There is no absolute certainty in this world or universe. B. I have argued previously that contemporary science. and what is required to prove a fact. or contract. I would like to argue that these persons are mistaken. tells us that we live in a world and universe of moderate relativism. Esq. based on Quantum Physics. only probable knowledge. because the type of intent required for a particular type of activity parallels the burden of which is required to prove a relevant fact at trial. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Thus. in relation to law.
1. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. environmental or corporate regulation. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. contracts. tort. and thus. Civil Case. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. Now. I suppose. Thus.licensure. Criminal Case. the following is true: In order to be judicially incompetent to contract or own property one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 55% or better. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2.property. -involuntary psychiatric commitments.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. the standard for “reality” is different. Civil Regulatory Case. some type of test is required. If a person is alleged to be .
then it must be proved that the person’s intent/reality perception is less accurate than 85% or better. 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. or have dementia. it is equally true that a person could know reality at 87% probability but not 99. one must be found to be judicially incompetent to stand trial by reason of not being able to know reality at a level of 99. or criminal intent. . but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. or hallucinatory. Again. Now. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent. or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment). that is.then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better. in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea. Finally. one could have the judicial intent necessary to own property or contract. Similarly.delusional. could not be subject to a guardianship. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another.99999% test for criminal liability. However. Obviously. if a person is alleged to be delusional. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. have and exercise constitutional rights. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 85% or better. logically. or hallucinatory. Thus. A Criminal Conviction requires that the Defendant must have really known what he or she was doing at a percentage of 99. criminal intent. could not be involuntarily committed.99999% probability. it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. for example.9999999% . or have dementia.999999%. practice law. or there is no basis for specific intent. 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. contract. such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. and such a person could practice law. Of course.
” this is probably interpreted as being a person who is living up to conventional expectations by unreflectively following some authority.. individual or universal principles. a form of neo-thomism. may instead be applying the post-conventional morality of level 6. one is ordered toward The Good.. B.Chapter 4 Classical Morality not Conventional Morality By Anthony J.A. J.D. Esq. but really aren’t. these individuals. Fejfar Developmental Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg argued that level 3 moral thinking is conventional morality. as a Platonic Form or as a Substantial Form. and as an End. it would appear that some persons who appear to be applying conventional moral standards. Fejfar. Conventional Morality means that a person follows a specific authority for moral directions or guidance. So. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The argument is that The Good actually exists. Thus. when a person says that he or she trys to be “good. as a metaphysical quiddity. I would like to argue that some people at level 3 may seem to conventional. independent of any knower. not conventional morality. Critical Thomism. Thus.. . are applying Classical Morality. if they are to be categorized at level 3. and Neo-Platonism both hold the position that ethically and morally.
. concretely. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. Maximization of Value. In this sense it is existential. this finds expression in each individual selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. my self chosen scale of values. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. Fejfar.D. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. Esq. the Critical Thomist does not. J. is as follows: . As I have asserted previously. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. my morality. While Utility means. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J..Chapter 5 Critical Thomism and Kant’s Categorical Imperative By Anthony J.
2. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of . My Rational Self Interest. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. some people. Helping others.e. even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position. those values which are most meaningful to me. for me.. My Self Actualization. Rationally. My Autonomy. my chosing to actualize. what I rationally think is best for myself. his autonomy. 3. For Kant. i. typically through work. and the Critical Thomist. 4. and his helping others. the question is would I wish that. Now. So. that is. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. his Self Actualization. my Self Directedness. for him. his Rational Self Interest. that is. I Tony Fejfar.1. ideally. that is. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative.
my morality position and scale of values passes the test of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. Thus. .values that I have chosen. for him or herself.
.Chapter 6 Critical Thomism and The Liberal Compact By Anthony J. Fejfar. that is. J. Esq. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. concretely. my morality. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. My Autonomy. While Utility. In this sense it is existential.. the Critical Thomist does not. my self chosen scale of values. this finds expression in each individual means. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. As I have asserted previously. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Maximization of Value. selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values.D. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. . is as follows: 5. my Self Directedness.
those values which are most meaningful to me. My Self Actualization. it means that I. but. . I also argue for the Autonomy of every other Liberal Critical Thomist. my chosing to actualize. that is. I also act to encourage other Liberal Critical Thomists to help others. what I rationally think is best for myself. Now. not only do I argue for my Autonomy as paramount. typically through work. The Liberal Compact provides that every Liberal must support every other Liberal in protecting that Liber al’s individual rights. as a Liberal. Critical Thomist must support the Liberal scale of values not only for myself. 7. Helping others Now. but for every other Liberal Critical Thomist. that is.6. not only do I try to help others in my Life. Finally. 8. Not only do I act to defend my own Rational Self Interest. I also act to support the Self Actualization of other Liberal Critical Thomists. what does this mean. I am also concerned with the Liberal Compact. My Rational Self Interest. as paramount. Thus. practically? Well. as Critical Thomist. I also act to defend the Rational Self Interest of other Liberal Critical Thomists. Not only do I support my own Self Acutalization.
Jesus the Son. This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. the Common Good. I suspect that even God the Father. The Critical Thomist Liberal Compact supports the Individual Good. and collectively. and it works.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. The Common Good is merely the aggregate of all of us pursuing the Individual Good together. and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality. .
Dan was a undergraduate double major in English and Philosophy from Duequense University. Dan was currently investigating the causes of mental illness. and was an investigative reporter.. unknowingly. Esq. Dan had a friend who was a Russian reporter who found KGB files indicating an espionage program designed to make people appear to be mentally ill. Fejfar. Dan wondered if most mental illness might be caused by the person. . Fejfar Dan Spencer was a newspaper reporter for the Pittsburgh Enquirer Weekly Newspaper.D. and held his Juris Doctor degree in Law. Most psychiatrists claimed mental illness was caused by genetically abnormal brain functioning. According to the psychiatrists. or hallucinogenic drugs.A. so their careers would be destroyed. Dan had a weekly column.Chapter 7 Drugs and Mental Illness A Work of Fiction An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Dan had a different hypothesis. the patient’s neurons just weren’t firing the right way. though. B. from the University of Pittsburgh. J.. taking poison.
Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. lead. .Dan had another friend in the Czech MI5 intelligence organization who told Dan that the FBI and the CIA had a similar program to get rid of progressives and liberals in the United States. Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. Dan’s friend was shocked at what the tests showed and said that he had never taken any sort of drugs or substances for any reason. Dan then bribed a psychiatric aide for information and found that psychiatry was deeply involved with “controlling” political “dissidents. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. The next week. So.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI. the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. Enquirer. off the facility. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. often in the homes of the persons. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law. The aide said. Dan took his friend out to eat. Because. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. arsenic. and hoped for the best. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. PCP. no. before they were hospitalized. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. and camphor in his blood.
distinguishing it from Anglican “Catholicism. J. I think that these Speakers were the early Druids and that they presaged the coming of Christ. I guess Rome did some positive things for Western Civilization.. not just blacks. And. but I never liked the term much. Why the Jewish worship of God was tolerated is unclear. by Jane Robert. I think that the Druid tradition was informed by the Holy Spirit long before the historical coming of Jesus of Nazareth on Earth. there was no religious freedom in Rome.A. long before they actually physically incarnated on Earth.” I think that there are other metaphors we could use to denominate the Catholic Church.. I personally like the idea of a Druid Catholic Church. Fejfar I was raised a Roman Catholic. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In his book. There could be no false gods or a God worshipped beside Caesar.D. or perhaps even God himself. B. Caesar was worshipped as a god. I have it on good authority that the idea of Roman Catholicism was an invention of a religious affairs reporter for Newsweek Magazine. and Aristotle. Seth Speaks. but whites too. but of course there were some big negatives too. In fact. Fejfar.” were teaching in Europe as far back as Cro Magnon times. Growing up. There was slavery in Rome.. not Roman Catholic. and seems to be the exception that makes the rule. Plato.Chapter 8 Druid Catholic Mass By Anthony J. Esq. contrary to postmodern myth. we just called ourselves Catholic. . Seth states that spiritual “Speakers” who channeled information from the “other side.
This is the real doctrine and practice of tran-substanc[e]-iation (transubstanciation) as taught by the Church Councils at Nicea and at Trent. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. to me. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. . maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church. because. metaphysically. A Druid Mass.The real Catholic Mass. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. like some sort of cannibals. We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. Now. 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. is a Druid Catholic Mass.
that is. In the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania.A. and the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania By Anthony J. 1681. if any. Fejfar. has the right to a fair hearing where there is an impartial trier of fact and law. Magna Charta requires that no person can be deprived of life. or property. where the rules of evidence apply..Chapter 9 Due Process. Magna Charta. and .D. and where the is a right of appeal. the British Constitution. this means that the litigant. Esq. I argue that Due Process of Law was present prior to the 14th Amendment. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. should conform to the laws of England. in accordance with the Natural Law of Liberty. J. With respect to substantive due process. the Charter clearly states that all laws of Pennsylvania must be “consonant to reason.” This means both substantive and procedural due process are required in the enforcement of any civil or criminal law in Pennsylvania. the Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania states that so far as is conveniently possible. Fejfar One might wonder what Due Process of Law. continues even today. as of that time. Finally. liberty. prior to the enactment of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution..” With respect to procedural due process. This means that Pennsylvania is required to follow the requirements of Magna Charta. and that such Due Process of Law on the State Level. was applicable in States such as Pennsylvania. without a jury trial in accordance with the law of the land. where the litigant can cross examine witnesses. this means that any governmental law or action must be “reasonably related to a legitimate government interest. B. the law of Pennsylvania. whether civil or criminal..
Thus.procedural and substantive due process. it is clear that Pennsylvania has both substantive and procedural due process rights without referring to the 14the Amendment of the United States Constitution. .
In adults it causes tooth loss.. alternatively. The idea is that evolution somehow produces constructive. Vitimin C really can only be found in significant quantities in fresh fruit. or. Perhaps. but I’m not sure.D. that somehow our bodies would not need vitimin C. Fejfar. it would seem that if evolution worked the way Darwin suggested. positive. then. Human being need vitimin C in order to survive. such as human beings. Esq. is responsible for evolution of all species. if evolution were really true.. Both these options seem unlikely based upon the current idea that humans evolved from apes on the African plains. B. scurvy causes a failure in the development of bones and teeth.Chapter 10 Evolution and Utopia By Anthony J. Based on our modern experience. somehow. In small children. it takes a sophisticated world wide economy in order for fresh fruit to be available the year round. No. human being were created or evolved in a Utopian society where fruit was available the whole year.A. argued that random mutations tried in the court of evolutionary competition. J. and only where fruit trees are growing. and only for a short period of time.. the idea of a Garden of . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. by Creation. or Creative Evolution. then humanity must have evolved where there was fresh fruit available the year round. Now. canning of fruit must have been available. If they don’t get it they get scurvy. Fejfar Charles Darwin. an often fatal disease. evolutionary changes. Instead. Fresh fruit in all tribal societies would only be available in the Fall. Let us consider this situation. Maybe this makes some sense. the noted Evolutionist.
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
“To each according to his need. Communism mean Equity.” Keeping in mind of course that those with abilities have needs too. For the Spiritual Theist. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being. The God of Being inspires us to pursue Justice and Social Justice. from each according to his ability. Understood in this sense. it is possible to believe in the God of Being and be a Communist. The God of Being encourages us to wear khaki shorts to church in the summer. authoritarianism. Intuitive religion is Spirituality. not the God of authority. . or Spiritual. This is the God of Being. such as.The second type of religion that Bergson speaks of is Intuitive. The God of Being despises. The God of Being encourages artistic creativity. conformity. self actualization needs. not conformity and not the status quo. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being in the Communist Manifesto. appearances. not a three piece suit or a fancy dress. There is no contradiction. and empty religious rituals with no spirituality involved. or Intellectual religion. The God of Being encourages an intellectual life based upon Reason. only the God of Convention. then. Intuitive religion is where the participant actually actually comes into real contact with God.
Fejfar The Rule of Law. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. all exist in the World of the Forms as an aspect of the Rule of Law. flawed. Law cannot be reduced to mere economics or politics. and they manifest probabilistically. Common Law Rules relating to Property.A. Law is ordered toward Justice. While Law may take economics or politics into account as factors to be considered.D. . For Theists. which exists independent of any knower. and merely reflects economics or politics. however. Proportionality. This is absurd. in the World of The Forms. I argue that God favors the Rule of Law and Metaphysics. Contract. Esq. I would simply note that even in corrupt Communist societies like the Soviet Union. argued that Law is a sham. There was a Soviet Constitution and a Soviet Judicial System. J. not cookie cutters. from time to time. Tort. which exists independent of any knower in Substantial Form. and Equity is ordered toward Social Justice. is a Metaphysical Law..Chapter 13 God.. Karl Marx. These are neither economic nor political principles. The Aristotelian position is that the Rule of Law. The Rule of Law contains within it all the laws necessary for a Just and Equitable legal system. Law is based upon four Natural Law Ethical Principles: Reciprocity. Finally.. in the Communist Manifesto. Utility. Communism. and the Rule of Law By Anthony J. Fejfar. The Forms are guides. is a Metaphysical Law. B. the masters of that society still felt that Law was needed. This is the Platonist position. the Forms exist in the Mind of God. Thus. and Equity. and Procedural Law.
Isaac Hecker.Chapter 14 Individual Rights and Patriarchy vs. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian. First. protecting individual rights and equality. horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law. J. there is no mention of this in the Gospels. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. at its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism. While Jesus may have been married. Additionally. If matriarchy were to reappear today. in his anthropological work argues that matriarchal.. utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit. for example. since the time of its founder. Ken Wilber. 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. that is Reason. I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see. in fact. Jesus Christ is the Logos. while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed. B. Father authoritarianism and adolescent Son- Reason. let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. Matriarchy By Anthony J. I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. As Jesus said in the . Patriarchy has two forms. Patriarchy. Esq.A. Fejfar. our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. The Paulist Order.. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Roman Catholic religious life.. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. not an authoritarian Father. On the contrary.D.
“the Father has given everything over to the Son. this is not authoritarian patriarchy. Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy.” Clearly. .Gospels.
. There is a strong Nazi movement . truth is stranger than fiction. both Portugal and to some degree Spain have had fascist regimes which are. one might ask. Al Queda is a Nazi organization. Next. This has been reported in the news. Now. “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. most of us were shocked and simply could not figure out how it happened. and have been sympathetic to Nazi Germany.D. After the 9/11 debacle. where are these Nazi’s coming from? Some might naively think that the Nazi movement is a thing of the past.Chapter 15 1 Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. First of all. Esq. There are elected officials in Russia who openly belong to the Nazi Party. and organization one does not typically associate with the middle eastern mind.. we ask ourselves. J. So. as the saying goes. the whole thing took the type of planning. we have the East German Nazi Party which basically operated as the East German Communist Party until the Wall went down. but I don’t think so. there is a significant Nazi Party presence in Russia. like Opus Dei. Remember the book. analytic thought. Fejfar. where did Al Queda come from? My argument is that apparently. although Moslems from the Middleast were clearly involved. Fejfar Sometimes. Finally. With all due respect.
it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s.in East Germany. Thus. Finally. it is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. I have read books about reincarnation which state that most Nazi’s who died in World War II are now reincarnating in the United States and presumably would provide support for a new Nazi Party movement if they followed the patterns of their last lives. but joined it. . In my view. 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. Food for thought. Additionally. the original of Aq Queda has been solved.
one hears rumors and second hand information. or food bank. what if Opus Dei is dedicated to . Switzerland. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. But...” vial Opus Dei. Now. Fejfar.D. then it makes sense. This seems a little bit odd for an ultra conservative organization. not by Franco’s fascist party. though? Perhaps. what if the money does not go to help 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. or anything else. there are also rumors of rumors of information which depict Opus Dei as anything but Christian. but by the Nazi Party. Opus Dei was founded in next door Portugal in the early 1930's. Instead. Instead of helping the poor. For example. What if it all started a little earlier than that. it is very difficult to track down concrete facts about Opus Dei. just prior to World War II. Fejfar One hears quite a bit about Opus Dei these days. Esq. But. but ends up in Nazi Party coffers in Portugal. if Opus Dei is in fact Nazi. or Brasil? I personally have never heard of an Opus Dei street mission. I have heard that Opus Dei is a movement dedicated to helping the poor. 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.Chapter 16 1 Is Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? By Anthony J. J. What if Opus Dei is really a Nazi front organization dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church and its social justice movement? Now. Of course there is the Opus Dei of the movie the Da Vinci Code which may be real to some extent.
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. and what it does with its money.exterminating the poor? What if Opus Dei is using psychiatry to put progressive and spiritual Catholics in psychiatric wards. 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. It would be horrible.D. Non- . I know that I wouldn’t.Chapter 17 Is the Green Party in Germany the Nazi Party Of the Future? By Anthony J. The basic platform of the Green Party is that Nature should be our number one value. J. Fejfar.” I’m not sure I would want to live in an environmentally “perfect” world with no liberty. Now. on the other hand. Esq. an American revolutionary. said. it would not be much of a world if we all had But. I am pro-environment as a liberal democrat but I just can’t get myself to join or support the Green Party. who can argue with that? Patrick Henry. individual rights but no air to breath. Here is my argument. granted. Fejfar The Green Party is a pro-environmental political party which originated in Germany. in fact. even more important than individual rights. Protecting Nature is the most important thing. My problem is that I think that the Green Party has the potential to be totalitarian.. “Give me liberty or give me death.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. to the detriment of everyone else. Nazi Germany came to power in large part because Adolph Hitler argued for the racial supremacy of Aryan Germans.
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. labor camps. . With no individual rights to protects us. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy. Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps.Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do.
“top” law schools stopped requiring that Property be taken as a class.. Fejfar This is an allegorical tale about a world in which law school has ceased to exist. the Rule of Law is gone.A. It all started when the American Bar Association stopped regulating law schools. The whole thing is ridiculous.Chapter 18 Law School: An Oxymoron An Allegory By Anthony J. for example.. As soon as the Constitution disappeared from law schools. the final and most decisive blow was to make Constitutional Law an elective which most students did not bother taking. The first assault on the Rule of Law came when top ten law schools stopped having a required course in Property law. those who argued that individual rights and due process are important. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Soon. The “top” law schools are never inspected.D. Fejfar. In fact. and all that is left is a fascist dictatorship. Of course this had been true for awhile anyway. inspection. What rules there were. J. even though the entire common law is based in the first instance on property law. So. it is widely known that attendance is not taken at top ten law schools. Esq. B.A.. Karl Marx. No one goes to class. It is law school without school. in the Communist Manifesto asserted that Law is an illusion and the only real forces in society are economic forces. it also began to disappear from . were seen as delusional. Only the ordinary law schools ever received an A. Because Karl Marx said private property was evil in the Communist Manifesto. As soon a Property was gone.B. If Law is an illusion then it soon became apparent at “top” law schools that Constitutional Law was an illusion as well. were ignored.
Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law were murdered without a shot even being fired. .the Courts. Sadly.
sometimes the reason is political or jurisprudential. in my opinion. Lawyers sometimes take on cases Pro Bono.Chapter 19 Limiting Lawyer Malpractice By Anthony J. This can happen when a lawyer goes to a party.D. a lawyer can create an attorney-client relationship without even knowing it. and suddenly casual conversation turns into the other person’s hunt for free legal advice. or a kid’s baseball game. off the cuff advice. In any event. Two. sometimes the client is poor. sometimes Pro Bono clients don’t like the lawyer or the work he is doing and sue for malpractice. or a bar. Sometimes the case is simply interesting. In this situation. or Pro Bono work. On one view. J. A thoughtful lawyer might say a word or two without doing any legal research. thus committed malpractice. that is without charging a fee. first Cocktail Party. again arguing that the lawyer had a duty to give reasonable representation and didn’t. come to mind. and the pro bono case. it is not appropriate.. When you stop and . or really thinking it through. I would like to argue that in both situations. that the lawyer should be exempt from being sued for legal malpractice. B.. a Court can hold that the lawyer had a duty to give the conversation partner reasonably correct advice. and second.. Pro Bono work. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A. Unfortunately lawyers can now be held liable for malpractice in some situations where. and didn’t. above. Law practice is hard enough dealing with Ethics Rules without having to think about malpractice on top of that. Fejfar. the cocktail party advice. Esq. The other situation which I would like to discuss is that of lawyer charity. Fejfar Lawyers hate legal malpractice even more than their clients. but the conversation partner “client” then “relies” on this advice and it turn out to be incomplete or wrong.
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. .think about it. I argue that where there is no consideration paid by the “client” there is no duty on the lawyers part other than to practice in conformance with the Ethics Rules. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. Unless the lawyer is being paid. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid.
Lonergan argued that we know much of reality through what he called a “probable judgment of fact. Fejfar. Similarly. Lonergan did not reconcile evolution with classical philosophy. one simply revises one’ judgment. First. Aristotle. Some call Lonergan a Critical Realist. one might in a sense create a world of “virtual reality. and Thomas Aquinas. I build upon Lonergan’s work in a number of respects. is only virtually real. then this becomes a “”virtually unconditioned judgment of fact. and judges or reflect that some thing is or is not probably true. Insight.” While Lonergan was obviously sympathetic to Plato. The beauty of Lonergan is that his epistemology is fallible. One might say then that if one builds up enough virtually unconditioned judgments of fact.. If one is so sure that one’s probable judgment of fact is correct. . however. Lonergan point out that one begins with experience. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. In my work dealing with Critical Thomist philosophy. while Lonergan was sympathetic to the idea of evolution. Fejfar Bernard Lonergan’s philosophical work has been described in various ways. Lonergan spends a great deal of time discussing statistical probability. Such a judgment. If one finds that one’s understanding or judgment was incorrect. J. Esq.Chapter 20 Lonergan and Critical Thomism By Anthony J.” In his book. moves to understanding. some call him a Transcendental Thomist. Lonergan did not reconcile his notion of statistical probability with the classical view. it is not actually real.” Here one finds the de facto real..
is known as an illiteration. material form. . A statistical divergence from a classical rule in Lonergan. Similarly. While Lonergan obviously was influenced by classical philosophy he was not able to reconcile his new Critical Realist philosophy with classical thought. accident. I argue that evolution is structured in part through such classical concepts as substantial form. accidental cause etc. or logical accident in my Critical Thomist work.My Critical Thomism does both.
a type of hypnosis. the NCA is responsible for domestic espionage in the United States. his NCA mentor began working with Joe’s unconscious Joe was taught to be a “sleeper agent” on behalf of the mind using psychic abilities. the charter of the CIA specifically prohibits CIA agents from spying domestically in the United States.. Fejfar. He was told about aspects of American and European History that the general public was not aware of. his consciousness was gifted with intuition from child birth. His mind. at the height of the cold war.Chapter 21 1 Mind Control: An Allegory A work of Fiction By Anthony J. In fact.. J. not the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Fejfar Joe Scanlon works for the National Counterintelligence Agency (NCA). Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. He was also taught the basic principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Esq. Joe Scanlon was an intuitive kid. always hypnotizing him to consciously forget the training session afterwards. Although it is not widely known. Joe took an ESP test given by the NCA in his preschool class and was recruited . during the Kennedy administration. Growing up in the midwest United States. .D. When Joe was 3 years old. Sometimes an NCA agent would come and get him out of class and give him training. Finally.
Joe figured that he was channeling these people “just out of frame” in a parallel universe. but no real time response.United States government and the NCA in his own country. but it definitely happened. Joe majored in management in undergraduate school and then went to law school. at first. “hey. After two nights without sleep he was suddenly internally dialoging with an aspect of himself called Regina. Joe received an intuitive message that he was to undergo two nights without sleep in order to break through to his unconscious mind and begin pychic channeling. most of his training began to done psychicly in his sleep. He had all sorts of interesting coversations with people. Most of the beings he met internally were vicious and uncooperative. Joe got activated by the NCA. At age 40. Regina soon left his conscious mind and he began to meet other persons on the astral plane in his mind’s eye. It happened. While Joe kept his mouth shut. it appeared to him that he was finally having some sort of real time effect. it was channeled to him that the Dean. are we channeling together?” Joe kept teaching at the law school and soon discovered that he was channeling the Dean. Vice-Dean. the Vice-Dean. internally. Gradually. Joe got married and had two children. That is. Joe did not even know that he was an NCA operative. and After two years of inner work he began to channel ordinary people at the . On a conscious level. 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. For example. and his students. the faculty. in the case of a coup attempt against the government. He didn’t know this consciously. finishing at the top of his class. grocery store.
Joe discovered that Opus Dei and Al Queda were using psychic abilities in combination with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. at Langley. the real mission of Opus Dei was to destroy the intellectual. Al Queda. Soon. .most of faculty were Opus Dei. with some connections with the Cuban KGB. he was reporting information psychically to the NCA at Langley. and social justice wings of the Catholic church to further the agenda of the totalitarian Nazi Party. Joe was able to determine that Opus Dei was a Nazi front organization and the Al Queda was a Nazi terrorist organization. spiritual. About this time Joe began channeling the NCA watch desk. While the naive underlings at Opus Dei were told that the mission of Opus Dei was to “restore” Papal authority in the Church. in order to brain wash Americans and use mind control on them to convert them to the Nazi cause. Based upon channeled information. Finally. Virginia. CIA headquarters.
On the level of experience knowing is much like Philosopher Husserl would have us believe when we institute the Epoche. to bracket or give up all meaning categories. and try to “bracket at preconceptions and let the thing (body) speak for itself. To the experience of the observer. B. not on the level of understanding as the idealist. In fact. we must institute the Epoche. using phenomenological method.” It is possible if one puts one’s mind in a trance state. in order to have any conscious understanding of experience at all. rationalists. “Cognitional Structure. Fejfar Although I have discussed Lonergan’s Cogntional Structure before. 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. as some other logical positivists would have use believe. not simply through an undifferentiated idea of wisdom or intuition. Knowing. it is such an important topic that I thought I would touch on it again.. Fejfar. according to Lonergan. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Another example of experience is produced when considering the experiment of placing a straight stick into a glass tank of water.D. Bernard Lonergan presents his basic epistemological stance. Jesuit Philosopher. as some others might have us believe. understanding.A.” found in Second Collection (1967)(Imprimautur and Nihil obstat) (the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval of the Catholic Church).. but rather through the threefold interrelated structure of experience.Chapter 22 Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure By Anthony J. the . J. takes place not on the level of empirical consciousness as the empiricists and some logical positivists would have us believe. Esq. intuitive judgment and reflection.
we can hypothesize that the stick is really straight. as the result of an optical illusion. . comes from Intuition. and new inventions. has the appearance of being crooked. If we wish to be successful and to really be Lonerganians. bending light in such a way that the stick. Intuition serves us much better than Omniscience. The water acts as a prism. On the level of understanding.stick looks crooked. by way of visual sense impression. Insight on the levels of both understanding and judgment comes from Intuition. blatantly false at worst. or experience. Intuition can also be developed or increased through the use of meditation and the receipt of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. This experiment shows us that Logical Positivism as a philosophy is flawed at best. poetry. even though our sense impressions. it is clear that level three consciousness involves the intuitive functions of judgment and reflection. tells us otherwise. even though it looks crooked. On the level of judgment. Although Lonergan did not discuss it. Intuition is a natural gift of the Spirit. we must become Intuitive Mystics. new theology. All real art. we can critically judge that the stick is straight and not crooked. new philosophy.
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.
So we have white Aryan. That time was not that long ago. The problem was of course that if the jews and the blacks were not to be the Nazi victims...Chapter 25 Nazi Dupes A Political Allegory By Anthony J.D. instead of going after blacks and jews like you might expect.. Nazis joining with jewish and black Nazis to form a new fascist political alliance. But then something happened. Fejfar There once was a time when you knew you could count on certain things. And I guess that these people are basically bullies and cowards. J. B. Maybe only 20 or 30 years ago. Esq. The Nazi pogrom was getting underway when the Catholic realized what was happening and put an end to it. Portugal and East Germany. who would be? Answer. Spiritually Catholic people. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. 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. and. Catholic liberal democrats. What started happening is this. Nazis started coming to the United States from Brazil.A. During that time period you could basically figure that blacks and jews were in the Democratic Party and were anti-Nazi. Fejfar. . presumably German. they started recruiting them. Catholic Social Justice advocates.
. Self-Actualization for myself and others. then that is what I will find for both myself and others in Oblivion. then in Oblivion. Esq. and immediately. Rational Self Interest for myself and others. If I go into Oblivion with the attitude of trying to Murder and Torture everyone there. If I enter Oblivion with the idea of loving and helping Others. if one enters Oblivion with a Positive Attitude. then I will be murdered and tortured. others will love and help me. . everyone is forced to be reciprocal. B. J. reality. Oblivion acts immediately back to make my world the worst of all possible worlds for me. wishing the worst for all who live there. and SelfTranscendence or Compassion for myself and others. Fejfar There is a place called “Oblivion. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. What does this mean? It means that automatically. For example. then Oblivion will produce positive things for me. and some are banished to Oblivion.” It is located outside of Space-Time. acts back upon the person in a similar way. Oblivion is a Place where the entire World of Oblivion is structured by the Metaphysical Quiddity of Reciprocity.Chapter 26 Oblivion An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J.D. then. Fejfar. Some go to Oblivion voluntarily. If I enter oblivion with the idea of autonomy for myself and others. On the other hand. if I enter Oblivion with a negative attitude.. as one acts in relation to reality. reciprocally. In Oblivion.A.
If you are negative you will find Hell. de facto. be careful. . you will find Heaven. de facto. and if you are positive. or in the hereafter. if you are ever offered Oblivion here.So.
and that the cop and prosecutor made the whole thing up. John Doe is arrested. Here’s how it works. but in fact this is probably the only way that John Doe will avoid spending the rest of his life in . can help to end the “frame” of a criminal defendant. and charged criminally with aggrevated assault on a police officer. I would like to point out one instance where psychiatry helps promote justice. John Doe thinks that he has the protection of free speech and freedom of the press under the United States Constitution. John Doe insists that he never committed aggrevated assault. After the transfer. John Doe complains to the forensic psychiatrist that he has been “framed” by the police and prosecutor on false charges.A.” Now.. J.. what he does is to diagnose John Doe with schizo-affective disorder for having the “delusion” of being “framed. Fejfar. interestingly enough. John Doe spends 20 days in jail and then is transferred to a forensic psychiatric ward for evaluation of judicial competency to stand trial. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is arrested off the ward. and then later charged criminally with aggrevated assault for alledgedly hitting the cop who arrested him on the original involuntary commitment. Soon after this. Fejfar While I have sometimes been critical of psychiatry in the past. B.” and then at the time of his discharge. What is the forensic psychiatrist to do in this situation? Well. this may seem unfair. John Doe writes a political column where he makes fun of the local govenor for being corrupt. involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward.. Psychiatry. Esq.D. John Doe is a political columnist for a local newspaper. John Doe spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward for having “dangerous ideas.Chapter 27 Psychiatry and Justice By Anthony J.
one way or the other in order for this technique to work. The psychiatrist really doesn’t even have to believe John Doe. Whether he knows it or not. .prison as a result of the frame. the psychiatrist is a hero. The psychiatrist presumes John Doe to be delusional about the frame. and this is precisely what makes John Doe judicially incompetent to stand trial at the time of trial.
and that Heaven will be filled with great food. Then there is Hell. etc. entertainment. and of course. they define evil as good. Hell has become an increasingly unpopular concept. Others think that there will be no sex at all in Heaven and that beautiful people will not be allowed in.D. Since about 1960. B. even some Satanist think that they will be going to Heaven. with a suitable number of beautiful women (or men) of the opposite sex. These are extremely irrational people who think that anything can mean anything. I argue that Purgatory best represents the real Nature of Reality and that both Heaven and Hell are antiquated concepts... in point of fact there is no agreement. just waiting for the perfect relationship. Obviously. Fejfar. Interestingly.. The idea that a Good God would leave a person in Hell forever.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. as good as evil. First let us talk about Heaven. Fejfar Once upon a time a lot of people believed in Heaven and Hell. and Hell as Heaven. What is the nature of Heaven? What is Heaven like? Well. So.. suffering torture. most people come to the more sensible conclusion that good people go the Heaven and evil people go to Hell. Others think that this would be boring and not Heaven. They are so deluded that they think that they will go to Heaven for being evil. seemed a . many people believed in Purgatory. Esq.Chapter 28 Purgatory and the Nature of Reality By Anthony J. Some think that we will spend eternity in heaven going to church and praying. J. Some think that Heaven is like Paradaise. and Heaven as Hell. or so. Even longer ago in time.
some contemporary theologians define Hell as the complete separation from God. So people soon either tried to redefine Hell. It’s hard for a kid to think that one of his parents was going to Hell for being in the wrong religion. and Spiritual . This was especially true when there were children of mixed Protestant Catholic marriages. In the old view. Perhaps he might reward you for being evil. But. both cannot be true.little bit extreme. the problem was that Satan was in charge in Hell. In fact. Where before. or to define it out of existence. instead one is being punished by him. they try to find the Spirit in other religious traditions. In fact. I would like to argue that Heaven and Hell no longer exist. If you were truly evil then you went to Hell. So. Finally. even in the old view. Satan is considered to be evil. you could not go to Hell. then one might ask why Satan would torture you in Hell. If God is in charge in Hell. if they ever did. in the old view. Purgatory is defined as a place which is conducive to Spiritual Growth. On the other hand. Many Catholics and Protestants are ecumenical. The last problem with Hell is ecumenism. many of us cheated. the idea was that you spent time in Purgatory before you could go to Heaven.” Now. Purgatory is a place for education. not Satan. that is. then. Somehow. there were always conceptual problems with Hell. and instead what exists is something like Purgatory. and I. Once in Purgatory. it only makes sense that people are punished in Hell if God is in charge in Hell. then obviously a person in Hell is not separated from him. But. reflection. never quite “getting it. if one was Satanically evil. his Catholic friend might think that he was going to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. it is generally thought that Satan tempts people to be evil on Earth. praying for a friend or relative who was in the “wrong” religion. after ecumenism. Additionally. this began to fade. my Protestant friend might think I was going to Hell for not being a “Born Again” Christian. Obviously. I guess it was possible that some would spend a very long time in Purgatory. or something else. there is Purgatory.
Purgatory is a Spirit World which is based upon the paradigm of spiritual and intellectual growth. if you spend all your time on Earth being antiintellectual and anti-spiritual. this Purgatory. both spiritually and intellectually. it would seem that the notion of a “Perfect” Heaven is not logical. Since spiritual growth can go on forever. Hell only exists for those who reject the existence of Purgatory. Perhaps. In his book. If we do not learn our lessons in the Spirit World. at this point the notion of Reincarnation. Those who are in sync with this paradigm find Purgatory to be Heavenly. One might argue that Purgatory ranges from “Virtual Heaven” on the top end. Journey of Souls. You see. then. by psychologist Michael Newton. It is this World. to “Virtual Hell. Newton describes a Spirit World which is ordered toward spiritual and intellectual growth. and for no others. I argue that Reincarnation is ordered toward personal growth. .” on the bottom end. then you are going to find Purgatory to be a difficult place to be. and those who are not. that we return to between lives on Earth. find it to be Hellish. then we must learn them on Earth in later lives.Growth. Recall.
I had a physics class in which we studied the properties of light. certainly no cells. the problem raised above.Chapter 29 Quantum Physics and Sunlight By Anthony J. I argue that each Photon subatomic particle is really a Quanta subatomic particle. .. Fejfar When I was a undergraduate student at Creighton University. No atoms. now. Esq. But. What I remember is that Sunlight acts both as a Wave and as a Particle... Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. This was an anomaly that the professor could not explain. it makes sense that it could shift its structure and manifest as a wave rather than a particle. Under the Unified Quantum Field Theory which I have developed. After giving it some thought. no molecules. Since the Quanta subatomic particle is a chameleon particle. here is the explanation that I am proposing.D. This hypothesis seems to confirmed by the very nature of Sunlight itself. I am going to argue that all Sunlight is composed of Photon subatomic particles. Fejfar. just Photons which are subatomic particles. First of all.A. B. How is it that Sunlight can have both a particle and a wave function? My answer is this.
Erikson is mistaken in saying. In fact. Fejfar Some philosophers have equated Reason with Rationality. however.. J. or the Love of Logic. Fejfar.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that the type of Love involved is parental love. . It is intellectual love. the two are not the same. Erik Erikson. Erickson argues that Reason is composed of both an affective element. Logic. 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. B. Because there is an affective element to Reason it is not as coldly objective as rationality itself. They love the beauty of a logical syllogism and the beauty of logic itself. This is why Reason is superior to Rationality. Instead.Chapter 30 Reason and Higher Love By Anthony J. that is. Reason. who love logic. then.. There are human beings. Love. A Reasonable person can compromise and a Reasonable person can feel compassion. and a rational element. It is a Love which is ordered toward higher things. typically philosophers or lawyers. is 90% logic and 10% love (of logic).A. This point is made by Developmental Psychologist. Esq. The Love of Logic is a Higher Love. that is..
And. what country you will live in. there is another story out there. not exactly. who your parents will be.D. J. Here is the problem. In this Spirit World. not to Hell. You then prepare to come to Earth for you next life. forever. and for your next life. which is typically thought of as a Spirit World. some of us take it one step further and do everything we can to persecute those who do believe in reincarnation by trying to kick them out of the Church. that after death in a given life. etc. ensouling your body between the 6 month and 9th month of your mother’s pregnancy. and it goes something like this.A. looking at what you did right or wrong. one’s Soul goes not to Heaven. No going back to Earth. You spend part of your time selecting where you will live. what you learned and what you didn’t learn. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. in general. that each of us has a Eternal Soul.Chapter 31 Reincarnational Estoppel: An Allegory By Anthony J. You are then placed with a Soul Group where you spend time studying. You die and then your Eternal Soul goes to Heaven. Esq. Many in our society are taught that reincarnation is a false doctrine and because of this do not believe in reincarnation. or put them in jail. typically. or Purgatory. Fejfar.. There is no doubt about it. The idea of reincarnation. what type of body you will have.. of course. No second chances. . Even more so. one first has a life review of one’s immediate past life. One of the toughest things in life is deciding whether or not to believe in reincarnation.. or put them on a psychiatric ward. but instead to someplace like Purgatory. Fejfar Life is tough. and. All of this in spite of the First Amendment protection that all of us are supposed to have for religious or philosophical beliefs. Now. Hell. not too much fun. is. one suspects.
In this sense the old person that was. Instead the person spends some time in Heaven. is now gone forever.Which brings up the last point here. and even more so. or Purgatory and then gets a “mind wash” forgetting all past life experience and identity. Under the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. and then is forced to reincarnate under the supervision of Spirit Guides or Archangels. the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. that is. . one who persecutes others for believing in reincarnation. one who denies reincarnation. Hell. is estopped in Equity from reincarnating.
states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization. So. in his work on management and work motivation. Finally. but does not spend a great deal of time discussing exactly what Self-Actualization is.Chapter 32 1 Self-Actualization By Anthony J. In the first instance. the first thing we can say about Self-Actualization is that it is existential in nature. to help bring the project into existence. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. are projects which that person finds meaningful.” The person must actualize a project. Fejfar. actualize means to make something happen. Fejfar Abraham Maslow. Self-Actualization only takes place in the context of a project which the . Self-Actualization can be defined at a person’s attempt to actualize projects which that person finds meaningful.” Maslow spends a great deal of time describing what self-actualizing people do when working. J. Not someone else. The projects which the self-actualizing person attempts to implement. you! Your meaning. but it is more than that. Esq. The second aspect of Self-Actualization is the notion of “actualization. creativity. Hatred and other base or negative emotions have no place in self-actualization. positive intentionality. To actualize means to use love.D. intelligence and reason... attentiveness.
. Self-Actualizing people work on something. The intelligent parent and manager should keep the above in mind when attempting to motivate a child or employee to work. The above.person is trying to implement. then describes Self-Actualization. Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. Self-Actualization is practical.
I. Being holds all forms in place as Form of Form. somehow. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Critical Thomist realism and Sethian idealism are reconciled. I imagine that if we had to pick one of the three. I suppose. on the other hand. J. that Consciousness. Finally. Consciousness. How then. for Seth. Substance is a metaphysical quiddity which involves Absolute Relationality. Seth argues that the ultimate nature of Reality is Consciousness. have argued that reality flows from the tripartite function of God the Father (Being). which creatively produces forms or ideas which structure reality. Thus. Logos involves Creative Form. that Substance itself is the same as Consciousness is Seth’s system. for Seth. God the Son (Logos). Logos.Chapter 33 Seth. Esq. Thus. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). . Fejfar In the Seth books by Jane Roberts. can these two views of the fundamental nature of reality be reconciled? In point of fact. it is apparent that the metaphysical trinity that I have described performs the same function as Consciousness. and Substance.. B. and that the ideas which Creatively Flow from Consciousness are the basis for structuring and creating our Reality. in many ways parallels the trinity that I have described above.. it is apparent that Consciousness. is the integration of Being. for Seth. and Critical Thomism By Anthony J.D.. Fejfar. Love and Truth.A.
I argue that when it comes to God. and I think it can. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine. . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and Love. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue.A. Substance. Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute.D. then. What is the Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality. The Holy Spirit.. Esq. the Holy Spirit. B. 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. the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance of the Holy Spirit.Chapter 34 Substance and the Holy Spirit By Anthony J.. Absolute Relationality.. Only Intuition or Mysticism can really understand this. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative. As I have argued before. Fejfar Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible. J. then it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit.” What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well. then. but this is it. is Truth. Fejfar. as Substance is Absolute Relationality.
. Fejfar. One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant. 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. the lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. that is.. but because of the usurious origins of the lease.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J. the tenant’s estate was considered to be a non- freehold interest which was governed by common law property law in the law courts. J. lending money at interest. a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money. and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest. Soon. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land. . 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. B. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A. 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. however.. Instead. The rent was in essence the loaned money.D. that is. equity did not. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights.
. are kids who are baptized Catholic in infancy and raised Catholic. Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age. and fully kid. Fejfar In eastern and pagan religions there is the god known as the Eternal Child.D.Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints. Not only do they experience Christmas and the Nativity during the magical play stages of childhood. I have read books by various authors who all agree that spirit guides or angels work with us in our sleep to help us. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way. Esq.. by the way. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. fully human. Baptism is Magic. especially cradle Catholics. Fejfar. Fully God. I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly . For Catholics. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child. Cradle Catholic kids.
. you will have to try another life born as a Cradle Catholic. The Cradle Catholic kid of age two. to really get it. every Cradle Catholic kid has the Christ Child as his or her primary teacher. Moreover. 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. For those converts who are not Cradle Catholics. (out of body experience). in his or her sleep has an OBE.baptized. I can only say that with Catholic Reincarnation.
Another way of financing a case in litigation is for the client to barrow money.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq. Contingent Fee lawyers argue that this system is just because they don’t always win every case. the ethics rules prohibit a lawyer from loaning money to a client on the theory that this creates a conflict of interest. and. it is possible that a lawyer will recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a given case. Some argue too much. if the case is won. In lawsuits where a large amount of damages are alleged. however. Fejfar.. J. Traditionally. 33% of any recovery which takes place during or as a result of trial. while in the United States. Traditional financing is difficult to come by for the ordinary client. The problem is. and very successful too. Contingent Fees are thought to be immoral.. is there anything that we could come up with which would take the best of the contingent fee and the .. They only take “winning” cases and when they win they get paid handsomely.D. 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. that some contingent fee lawyers are very good at what they do. and 40% of any recovery which takes place on appeal or as a result of an appeal. and the money recovered on behalf of the client. Fejfar In Europe. Contingent Fees to Attorney’s in Plaintiff’s civil cases are fairly common. the lawyer receives 25% of any recovery which takes place before trial.Chapter 37 The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses By Anthony J. B. this situation. the lawyer gets what appears to be a large windfall in a winning case. Given. In order to make up for the loss in a losing case.
Successful civil lawsuits end illegal freeloading by persons who break the law. I argue that this new litigation financing vehicle is ethical and legal. in a case where no money is recovered for the Client in the lawsuit. the bank or Law Firm get a premium interest rate of 25% on the principal amount per annum. where repayment of the loan is contingent upon the client recovering money in a lawsuit. Because of the risk involved. This money then goes into the Lawyer Trust Fund account for the Client’s benefit. This is like a contingent fee because the obligation to repay is contingent upon the client’s recovery of money in a lawsuit. But the amount of the contingent loan is based upon the actual attorney’s fees charged and expenses incurred. in a typical case. The only way the Client is ever personally liable for the amount loaned is if the Client fires the Lawyer prior to the conclusion of the case. A Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses is a loan made by an investor. against which the lawyer will bill his fee of $150 per hour. or another person.000 as a Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses.000 business loss on its income tax return. Attorney’s Firm loans Client $15. the lender bank or Law Firm will be entitled to a $15. . There really is no more conflict of interest for a lawyer than there would be with an ordinary contingent fee. Expenses are also reimbursed from the Client’s Lawyer Trust Fund Account. a bank or a law firm.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. So. Additionally. I also argue that this way of financing civil litigation would be economically efficient.
Fejfar Although I must admit that I have only had 6 hours of accounting.. and. 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.Chapter 38 The Correcting Entry: Toward a New Generally Recognized Accounting Principle By Anthony J. if the company had $3 billion budget and the . B. I found that I was spending over $100 to correct an error which was only two or three dollars. performing an audit.. J.D. Once again. If you are like me. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. if you look at your check register. it may be that the idea of a little knowledge is inspiring rather than dangerous as some might think. you have a checking account. down to about $500. At the end of the audit. In fact. in an account which had anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars in it. and. maybe only two or three dollars.A. If I were to follow the rules that I learned in my accounting classes. Of course it costs money to have an audit performed. the issue which confronts me with my checkbook can also confront a Certified Public Accountant.. Esq. the time taken to find the error might be very expensive. Interestingly. Now. there is a column for both credits and debits. Since I think that my time as a lawyer is worth at least $50 per hour. The interesting thing about a checking account is that it is remarkably like an accounting system. This is economically inefficient. Fejfar. things are supposed to balance. if the accountant is billing hourly. I would have to spend hours trying to find out why my balance was off by two or three dollars. in trying to balance my checkbook over the years I have found that I am typically off by a small amount of money.
is that when you are only off by a small amount. 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. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account. The idea.balance was off only by $100. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot. but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. 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. . attractivc to me as a lawyer. it does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars in accountant time trying to correct the problem.” to reconcile the balance.
Annakin is overcome by the Dark Side and becomes the evil Darth Vader. Esq.. It destroys the person who hates as much as anyone else. Annakin’s failure is twofold.D. he allowed himself to develop and use Black Magic instead of Gray Magic. jeolousy. as such. and the Star Wars Universe. Fejfar.. Loving everything and everyone as much as possible. hatred. Instead. If the Force exists. never works. Second. Luke’s father. Annakin. The base emotions are fear. Real detachment comes from love not from repression.Chapter 39 1 The Dark Side of the Force By Anthony J. Annakin Skywalker. not Black. without being engulfed. it is Gray Being. fails in his attempt to integrate the Dark Side of the Force during his lifetime. J. The secret of this is of course to stay with Gray Magic and not to stray into the realm of Black Magic. Luke Skywalker is encouraged to integrate the Dark Side of the Force. and Hatred. one should have the attitude of love. first. . the Force takes the place of Being as the primary metaphysical concept. allowed his base emotions to control his mind rather than relying on the higher emotions. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In Star Wars.
Anne of Bohemia. Now. B.. in the East. You see.Chapter 40 The Episcopalian Catholic Church By Anthony J..A. Many people that we consider to be Eastern Orthodox Christians. Esq. I argue that when the Byzantine Catholic Church comes West. however. I argue that the House of Stuart had ties to the Bohemian aristocracy and was not Anglican. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. These Bohemians were left stranded in the British Isles after Henry divorced Anne Boleyn and started the Church of England. we just didn’t realize it.D. instead it was right on the edge. J. so the idea of an Episcopalian Catholic Church may seem a little bit odd. not wanting to be either Roman Catholic or Anglican (The Church of England). I.. also known as Anne Boleyn. I think that this first happened in the Kingdom of Bohemia. You see. nor Roman Catholic. but rather Episcopalian Catholic. I have come to the conclusion that I am an Episcopalian Catholic. it is still well known that the Byzantine Catholic Church exists. who had for a time as his Queen. When Henry married Anne. . Fejfar After much reflection. that it takes on the name of the Episcopalian Catholic Church. When Henry broke from Rome and started the Anglican Church. Bohemia was Byzantine Catholic up until the time of King Henry the Eight of England. what is now part of the Czech Republic. Fejfar. I don’t think that Bohemia was ever really part of the Roman Empire. most people are familiar with the Episcopalian Protestant Church. are really Byzantine Catholic. I argue that when Anne came to England to marry Henry she brought with her tens of thousands of Bohemians from her Kingdom. Bohemia became part of Great Britain. Catholics in Bohemia started calling themselves Episcopalian Catholic. take the position that the Episcopalian Catholic Church has been around for quite some time.
they found Anglican Churches and Roman Catholic Churches. More immigrants came from Bohemia and Great Britain over time to America who were Episcopalian Catholic. . however. Thus. they were not Roman Catholic. and because they did not have sufficient numbers or political power they had to try to fit into the established categories. but few Episcopalian Catholic Churches. considered themselves Protestant with their roots in the Anglican Church not the Byzantine Catholic Church. These Episcopalians. the Episcopalian Protestant Church. When the revolutionary war came. even though we may be formally affiliated with the Anglican Church. that is the Church of England which supported the monarchy of King George. the Colonists left the Anglican Church. I argue that many of us are Episcopalian Catholic. They were not Anglican. prior to the revolutionary war.When Episcopalian Catholics came to the American Colonies. and joined the Episcopalian Church. or the Roman Catholic Church. It is time for the Episcopalian Catholic Church to develop its own identity. and now were faced with an even more interesting dilemma. even today. and they were not Episcopalian Protestant.
Life seems to give many either/or situations to us. a world war one fighter pilot is shot down and crash lands in the no-man zone between the French and German lines. Rawlins. there was no reason that Rawlins could not have hacked away a piece of the aircraft wing which was trapping Beagle’s hand in place.A. Fejfar..D.Chapter 41 The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys By Anthony J. So.” then maybe a better solution to the problem might present itself. which is called “the third way. In . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Steve Keeva wrote about this in relation to legal practice. There is another approach to this type of situation. lands in the no-man zone in an attempt to rescue Beagle. Fejfar In the Movie. In the stress of the situation.. When Rawlins trys to help Beagle get Beagle’s hand loose from under the crashed aircraft.. he has no success. Flyboys. Beagle’s right hand is caught between the ground and the wing of his crashed fighter plane. “thinking outside the box. Rawlins did not even try this innovative solution. Rawlins then comes up with the idea of using a combat trenching shovel which he found nearby to cut off Beagle’s hand at the wrist in order to save Beagle’s life.” the ABA Journal.” or sometime called. there is a scene where Beagle. and seemingly did not even think about it. Esq. however. In the movie. or he leaves him there to die from enemy shell fire. B. J. another fighter pilot in Beagle’s squandron. Rawlins is apparently faced with an either/or situation. if Rawlins could find the “third way” and “think outside the box. I watched the movie several times before it occurred to me that if the shovel was that sharp. where either choice involved is not particularly attractive. Either he cuts off Beagle’s hand.
doctors. a better solution to the problem. then Beagle would have been able to escape with both hands intact. Obviously. If we are trying to create a better world. If Rawlins had been able to do this. to develop the ability to be creative or intuitive under stress. The same is true of intution. lawyers. I argue that we need to train managers. .Creativity is a gift and it is a gift which often disappears in high stress situations. etc..
“But you’re a republican you are against abortion on the basis of the Bible. and additionally. Esq.” “No. that Theosphany is a serious sin. He asks. Stan Smith attacks the professor. Here is the situation. Stan Smith tells everyone that Theosphany is one of the most terrible crimes there is. the the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. as far as I know. . that’s Theosphany too.” Now. it works like this: I start out an argument having the key word defined implicitly or explicitly as Definition A. “Why do you think that I have committed Theosphany?” “Well. but I’ll make one up. here comes the shift in ground. I’ll make up an interesting word. (Phil. The whole idea is not very complicated. without really letting anyone know.” Now. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Let me give an example. and accuse him of Theosphany. Fejfar One of the more interesting. “you believe in Liberation Theology.” says Joe Farmer.” “Oh. shift the key word definition to Definition B.A. Joe Farmer replies. B.).D. I am on a law faculty and one of the faculty members believes in liberation theology. its not. or fallaciously. Theosphany doesn’t really even have a definition. At a faculty meeting. and continue the argument.Chapter 42 The Fallacy of Shifting Ground By Anthony J. Joe Farmer tries to defend himself. as he gets fired from his job for Theosphany. Joe Farmer. “Theospany does not include the Bible. during the middle of the argument I then.” Stan Smith says. that is Theosphany.. and gets put on a psychiatric ward. and often unnoticed forms of arguing falsely. “Theosphany. Let us assume for the sake of argument that the word Theosphany means political theology. J.” Stan Smith replies.
and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy. Once this was done. Joe Farmer might have been able to argue that there really is no rational basis to exclude Biblical Theology from the overall idea of Theosphany. if Joe Farmer knew what was going on.Now. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith. . or even have argued equitable estoppel against him. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology.” Now. So. of Theosphany.” Without telling anyone. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined.
Fejfar It was 1993 and the Wall in East Germany was down. The called themselves Communists to appease the Russians.000 in the United States. but really they were still Nazis. The KGB had a plan in place for the year 2. had been with the KGB since childhood. he changed names. and then to Nazi Brazil. His Father had been in the Nazi SS in Nazi Germany and had been rehabilitated into a Communist after the war. to at least put them in Internment Camps (Death .. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. He went to law school at Harvard and soon became a law school Dean. Karl Schmidt. As soon as he got to the United States. the mentally ill. Karl Schmidt had first made his way to Nazi Portugal. Esq. Schmidt recruited other Bosnian and East German KGB agents and put them on the law faculty. they were teaching Adolph Hitler’s book. In East Germany. They taught the gullible students. 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. Mein Kamph to the law students without them even knowing what so going on. murdered a person who looked like him. that the Final Solution to America’s problems was to exterminate the poor. mostly Republicans.. He got fake Brazillian papers and came to the United States with a student visa. and Spiritual Catholics. Soon.A.Chapter 43 The Final Solution A Political Allegory By Anthony J. Fejfar. most of the Communist Party was composed of former Nazi’s and their children. and took his place.D. or..
. They seemed to have supernatural abilities. almost like Jedi Knights.Camps) or in mental hospitals. This would be a problem. The only problem was that the Spiritual Catholics were fighting back.
education. . so it will be done unto us. Fejfar I am a Liberal. most of the positions that we take are based upon enlightened rational self interest. J. So. and I am in favor of the Social Welfare Net. Thus. Instead of using the base emotion of selfishness to guide our decisions. You see. I follow Kant’s idea that persons are to be each given a very high value intrinsically.A. Compassion aside. which is a function of reason more than anything else.” most of us are pretty thick skinned. Esq. Fejfar. or ignorant. In fact. and entertainment (G rated I suppose).. transportation. from an aesthetic point of view poverty is disgusting. in the Great Society. you are entitled to live a life where your basic human needs are met. B. I suppose part of it has to do with compassion. clothing. As we do unto others. As I have argued previously. the culturally sophisticated person prefers to pay the freight so that the poor can have a decent life Now. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. regardless of their utility to society. we choose rational self interest. The idea of the Social Welfare Net is that regardless of what income you might have. Reincarnation. it is pretty hard to find a “bleeding heart liberal.D. another reason to favor the Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the existence of Reincarnation and Karma.Chapter 44 The Great Society.. and the Social Welfare Net By Anthony J. each of us is entitled to have basic food. shelter. if I choose to live. the reincarnational system teaches us that as we sow so we shall reap. Rather than murder or force poor people into suicide. medical treatment.. or are homeless. but I’m not sure. 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.
Chapter 45 . The countries that invest the most in its people do very well economically. I. 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. clothing. one should always try to moderate extremes in one’s culture or face the likelihood that you will be dealing with one of the extremes in a future life. I argue that such a world is possible and is economically efficient. For example. this seems doubtful. there are many governmental programs open to the working poor and the middle class. transportation. In response. The Great Society is filled with Great Companies who have Great Employees working for them. Education at every level should be free or at minimal cost so that all can participate. From a Karmactic point of view. etc. and the Social Welfare Net. The argument is that people on welfare should not make more than a working poor person. education. I will be guaranteed the basics of food. The odds are you will end up poor. should provide a good nutritious breakfast and lunch for every student. as a matter of rational self interest. in the Great Society. There really are not that many millionaires in America relative to the population as a whole. in a society with no Social Welfare Net. I am not sure about that. While you might try to gamble that you will be rich financially in most of your lives. am purchasing “Karma Insurance” so that in any life that I might live in the future. public or private. shelter. The companies who invest the most in their employees make the most money. 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. entertainment. The Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the rational choice. my Karma for the next life will be to be a poor person in a world with no Social Welfare Net. No child should go to school hungry and no child should go home hungry from school. statistically.without protest. as a believer in the Great Society. Additionally. in the great society all schools.
the Square. there is a form.D.. that is. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally. Fejfar.. J. I have argued that there are metaphysical quiddities associated with each person of the Holy Trinity: God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit Being Logos Form of Form Unrestricted Act of Understanding Creative Form Substantial Form Reason Substance Absolute Relational Loving Truth I have also alluded to the “Fourth” person of the Trinity. . If one doubts that Form exists. For every word. The metaphysical quiddity associated with the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is Form: Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom Form Form is one of the most important metaphysical quiddities. Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. For every thing there is a form. Form. Of course there are Fractal Forms. Fejfar Previously. and the Rectangle each are very basic forms. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form. the World of the Forms. The Triangle. as well.A. Esq. all one has to do is look at geometry.. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J.
Chapter 46 The Lurking God .
A wonderful God. God is a cloud.. Never a snore. A huggable Bear. He doesn’t smother.. Loving the Other. A whisp in the air. Fejfar The Lurking God I saw God around a corner. Fejfar.A. I wondered if. It doesn’t last long. I talk to God. A beautiful feeling. Every once and awhile. Esq. Colors galore. B. Then behind a Tree. I saw God on a seashore. Grace that saves. God respects my Freewill. A bit of a trial. J. Wonderful feeling. I saw God in a rainbow. Chapter 47 The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax .. A Loving Spirit.A Poem By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Beautiful waves. He could see me.D.
would find itself in position half way between that of a for profit corporations. The purpose of a Moderation Corporation is to produce a moderate profit using moderate means. and that of a not-for-profit. I argue that that corporation should be exempt from federal and state income tax. thus. Chapter 48 The Origin of the Nolo Contendere Plea in Criminal Law . as such. I argue that the Moderation Corporation would serve a useful function in a market economy. Thus.. Fejfar. but also can receive tax deductible charitable contributions. I have also argued that a Moderation Corporation should be given special tax treatment. and that corporate wages and salaries also should be exempt from income tax.. Esq. The sliding fee scale is based upon the buyer’s annual income.D. whether I am selling legal services or a golf cart. a sliding fee scale for the sale of corporate goods and services. and would promote social responsibility of business. Dividends of a Moderation Corporation would be taxable. The Moderation Corporation.. I have argued for the existence and use of a Moderation Corporation. Where such a Moderation Corporation is using a sliding fee scale. which is not only exempt from income tax. J. which pays income tax. B. 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.By Anthony J. Fejfar Previously. My argument is that a Moderation Corporation should have as an essential attribute.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
Jesus could not really deny that he was the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Jesus was being tried before Pilate with the crime of being the King of the Jews. In so doing. however. Now.. one might wonder what the origin of the Nolo plea is in western law.. a capable lawyer himself was placed in a difficult situation. an attorney defendant might take a Nolo plea to a crime but not confess guilt. Jesus. “It is you who say that I am “[the King of the Jews and the Messiah].D. knowing that a Nolo conviction cannot be used against him in a later disbarment proceeding. obviously could not admit that it was a crime for him to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Now. Fejfar. Jesus said to Pilate. just what is the Nolo Contendere plea? Well. Once charged by Pilate for treason for being the King of the Jews and the Messiah. or the Messiah. B. instead it is simply a refusal to contest the conviction that is entered without an innocent plea. but on the other hand.By Anthony J. 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. because of the politics of the situation. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Ordinarily. and I have an answer. J.A. one either pleads guilty or innocent.. It is also used in some circumstances to avoid collateral use of a guilty plea conviction. So. Sometimes. For example. The Nolo plea is not an admission of guilt. I argue that the Nolo Contendere plea is based upon English Ecclesial Law which is modeled after the encounter of Jesus with Pilate during Holy Week. . 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. it is best for a Criminal Defendant to plead Nolo Contendere. Fejfar The Nolo Contendere plea in Criminal Law is an interesting legal doctrine. in a Criminal Case. Esq.
Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury . the Nolo plea of Jesus carried over into later ecclesial law and then the English Common Law. Jesus did not deny the charge.Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of. Obviously. but on the other hand did not admit guilt.
So Penury first became a crime in the Anglican Ecclesial Courts in England during the reign of King on. Fejfar Penury is a crime that you will not find in the statute books. the King who broke from Rome and founded the Protestant. Protestant Mysticism. in England. J. the Roman Catholic “threat” had been stilled and another threat became apparent to the Protestant Anglican aristocracy. where Penury is defined as “Poverty. By 1850. This practice of persecuting both mystical or spiritual Catholic and Protestant “Saints” spread to the United States and is still in use today.An Allegorical Account By Anthony J.D. Any person who had taken a religious vow of poverty in Roman Catholic religious life was charged criminally in ecclesial court with Penury. the word “Penury” is not even found in most standard dictionaries. Fejfar. Protestant Mystics and spiritualists who became religious or political leaders were also charged with Penury. In fact. Anglican Church of England. . that is.. The one place where you can find Penury listed is in Black’s Law Dictionary.” Henry VIII. If they are not illegally prosecuted and put in jail. B. where the penalty was either death or life in prison. they are illegally and involuntarily put on psychiatric wards to try to force them to become atheists. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The Protestants and their King were doing everything they could to destroy Roman Catholocism in England.A. Penury was also charged against Roman Catholic lay leaders who were spiritual leaders or political leaders.. Esq..
Any other interpretation means that we are living now under a fascist dictatorship with no religious freedom.C. Natural Law.S. and 18 U.C.The charge of Penury in the United States is clearly unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment. section 242. peyote case.S. Although the United States Supreme Court has tried to do away with religious freedom in this country in the Smith. and the real Constitution tell us that a criminal charge of Penury is unconstitutional and a violation of 42 U. section 1983. Chapter 50 .
perhaps the real Communist revolution in this country will come not from the Democratic Party. in the Communist Manifesto said that at the end of the materialist dialectical process. at least in some quarters. but from the Republican Party. when the Democrats wanted more funding for social programs.. euthanasia. B. J. It is even worse today. Never mind that the social programs put money into the pockets of private individuals.. So. Apparently. Karl Marx. Esq. Law school tuition is so high that it is de facto impossible for most . I would like to propose another idea about Communism in this essay. Fejfar. I suspect that the Communist Utopia we will end up with will involve poverty.. Ronald Reagan did the best he could to destroy the middle class in this country by preventing its children from going to college. and so.A. From Ronald Reagan to George Bush the Republicans have done everything that they can at both the state and federal level to dismantle government. Like the Soviet Union. the government would fall away as an unnecessary evil. But. This is precisely the Communist attitude which Marx wrote about. unemployment. not the government. they see it as evil. Never mind that the government was trying to regulate the economy so that it would stay both fair and private.D. Fejfar Typically. such “Big Government” Democrats were really Communists trying to bring about a controlling central government. and ignorance. Even rich people wonder if they can afford to send their kids to college anymore. it is thought. the thought was that in the Soviet Union the government ran everything. that it would come from the Democratic Party. Rather that seeing the government as a good. abortion.The Republican Manifesto By Anthony J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that if there was ever to be a Communist revolution in the United States. The Republicans seem to want the State to fall away so that we can be left with a Communist Utopia.
Chapter 51 . Ronald Reagan. not a month. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week.000. In Pennsylvania. Food for thought. for example welfare pays only $600 per month. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. Then the government has the nerve to insist that relatives cannot give gifts to help make up the difference so that a relative doesn’t starve to death. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120.law graduates to start a solo practice. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. Perhaps. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients.
When David’s attorney (Solicitor) visited David in prison. B. and already he had been involved in 6 separate car accidents with his UPS truck. UPS offered him a job at twice the pay on a new delivery route in London.D. When David reached age 40. Fejfar David Greene was a driver for United Postal Service in Indianapolis. Indiana. not once being involved in a car accident with his UPS truck. David insisted that he had done nothing wrong and was not mentally ill. After conferring. and entered the order. The judge agreed. It was David’s second week on the job in London. transferring David to a psychiatric ward. David did his job competently and well for over 20 years. England. Fejfar. Once on the ward David was once again diagnosed with schizoprehenia by his psychiatrist. when the law in England was that he should be driving on the left hand side. instead he was just following .A. The next day David’s solicitor met with the barrister assigned to defend David in court.. J. as well as the UPS driver’s manual. Esq. In his last accident. David told his solicitor that he (David) was following the same law that he always had in the United States. he discovered that David’s problem was that David thought that he (David) should be driving on the right hand side of the road.. and asked for long term psychiatric care for David. 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..The Schizophrenic Driver An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. David was charged criminally with motor vehicle homicide. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. only in England. David then asked the psychiatrist if he David would be considered schizophrenic in the United States. The psychiatrist replied no. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic. 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.
. Liberty based society is present throughout the world. J. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal.A. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. and Equity (equity favors the one in need. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. B. Esq. In achieving this goal of Liberty. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty. equity favors the one .D. 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.. 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). Individual Autonomy 2. Fejfar. all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J.. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1.
is the basis for Natural Rights and Liberty. Natural Law. and executive branches of government. the Sons of Liberty should support the use and teaching of Metaphysics. Finally. The Sons of Liberty support Social Responsibility of Business where business decisions are made using the Ethical Matrix. The Sons of Liberty support the judicial review of all legislative and executive branch actions using the Constitution. . as a basis for Liberty should be taught in grade school through graduate school. judicial. equity says that for each Son of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty support a Constitutional Democracy with a legislative. based on Classical Philosophy. from each according to one’s ability). to each according to one’s need. requiring all law to be reasonable. Neothomism.with the greatest need.
Fejfar © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. . Liberative Law Enforcement Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience. judgment-reflection. understanding. What is Liberation? We can see a eight fold movement of Liberation: 1. Fejfar The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. Individual Metaphysical Liberation 3. Liberative Social Norming 7. This can be done through the process of Liberation. Individual Cognitive Liberation 2. Individual Ethical Liberation 4.Chapter 53 The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1 By Anthony J. Liberative Law 8. Liberative Social Political Action 6. Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures 5.
understanding. understanding. Love moves the will to Act when we are afraid to act. or Reason itself. we must then each know what is going on. understanding. Finally. It is the appropriation of Being.and love. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father. and love. Creative Word. and Substance. Each of us must understand: experience. Substance is Formless Form. and Substance. experience. Logos. judgment-reflection. In order to Liberate. Logos is the basis for The Word which is the Son of God. judment-reflection. judgment-reflection. Being is Form of Form. through judgment and reflection. Jesus Christ. judgment-reflection. each of us must love. Logos is Creative Form. Finally. we must first experience what is going on. Logos. which paradoxically is a combination of Truth. or Creative Reason. with a small amount of Form and love. The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates! . an Unrestricted Pure Act of Understanding. Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. that causes Liberation to Flourish. In order to Liberate. Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being. to really act to Liberate we must love. more than anything else. we must each then understand what is going on. Love is Liberation. and love. and love. In order to Liberate. and love. understanding. Finally. In the final analysis love Liberates. Each of us must judge and reflect that we know reality through experience. Each of us must experience: experience.
Need is based upon love. Proportionality means equality before the law. Reciprocity 2. Proportionality 4. and socially. Equity Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be treated in similar circumstances. to do. judgment-reflection. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles: 1. experience. Utility 3. and a scale of values. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained. Value implies Proportionality is seen best in a one to one individual values. love. Utility means Maximization of Value. understanding. . both individually. Finally.Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. Ethics teaches us what is right or wrong. Here. ratio. Rules Metaphysical Intuition. and Ethics. combine to critique unjust social structures. Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates! Equity Liberates! The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures. better or worse. Equity means that Equity makes an equitable Reciprocity exception from a general rule based upon need.
are unjust. home. Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process. In order for unjust laws to be repealed. Rules Rules which are Unethical are unjust. does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. Rules which lack love as their basis. and are unjust. Law is to support the common good. Thus children are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal rule.which are wrong in the face of experience. which reject a transcendent Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. . In order for just laws to be enforced. and rather are based upon hate. This is the natural societal function. social and political action is required. Liberation must support active Social Norming. social and political action is required. are unreasonable and unjust. and equity. As Saint Thomas Aquinas said. rules which do not involve reciprocity. and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory consciousness and action. proportionality. are impractical and unjust. Liberative Social and Political Action Liberates! Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. So. are unjust. Similarly. In order for just laws to be enacted in the first place. Liberation requires social and political action. social and political action is required. The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action. utility. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or reflection. Liberative social rules must be taught in school and at Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory consciousness and action. Just because a just law is on the books.
are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. just. Bibliography Fejfar. Rawls. Jurisprudence for a New Age Lonergan. lawyers. must also fight. such as we have in the United States. and judges. legislators. Both individual as well as societal liberation is required. Liberate! All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist.Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. or near just society. political. is required. police officers. Cognitional Structure. unjust regimes. so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic. Even lay persons are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. and legal change. Insight Lonergan. Just as the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation against King George. Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay) Fejfar. Those responsible for the administration of justice. especially. non-violent means of social. Method in Theology Lonergan. A Theory of Justice in Collection Law Enforcement must . Law Liberates! Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. In the case of a democratic. only democratic.
probates the Will by filing for Letter Testamentary and the Will is recorded by the Registrar of Wills Office with the County. Oliver Attorney.. there must be a valid chain of title. I must tell you that a “Wild Deed” is a concept found in Real Property Law. If one cannot undertake a valid search using the Grantor- Grantee index and verify the chain of title. the Attorney for Husband’s Estate.. Now.A. in order to establish a good chain of title. Recall. The only significant property that Wife owned was her share of Blackacre. . one must be able to undertake a Grantor-Grantee and a Grantee-Grantor search of the public real estate recording records. Then. or Race-Notice real property recording statutes.Chapter 54 The Wild Deed and Real Property Law By Anthony J. in order for a title to real property to be valid. Instead. Husband and Wife are married. J. Wife dies and no one bothers to probate the estate. among other things. that a Tenacy by the Entirety is an estate where. Notice. When I was taught about the “Wild Deed” in law school.D. Imagine this situation. leaving Blackacre to his four children by Will. Husband dies. five years later. one half of the interest in the real property in question passes to the surviving spouse by survivorship when the other spouse has died. B. and hold Blackacre as Tenant by the Entirety. In states where there is no Tract Index (most of the East and South in the United States). then this is a defect in the title. Recall. Fejfar One might think that a “Wild Deed.” might have something to do with a youthful indiscretion which took place after a college beer party. back to our hypothetical. I didn’t think that it would ever come up in real life. Husband and Wife hold a Tenacy by the Entirety in Blackacre. that because of the existence of Race. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq.. also. Fejfar. but I have a situation in mind where it can.
let’s see what we find in the search. Children of H and W are the Grantee and H’s will is the Grantor. This is a serious defect in the title. but Sally’s attorney runs into a problem. attorney must use the Grantee-Grantor index and work backwards. Let us say further that the children of Husband convey Blackacre to Bill in fee simple absolute. Bill and Sally sign a Purchase Agreement which states that Bill will provide Sally with “Marketable Title. it is found outside the chain of title after H’s will is recorded. Bill records the Deed and then in turn tries to sell Blackacre to Sally. Oliver Attorney has created a “Wild Deed. is that the Death Certificate showing the transfer by survivorship is not in the chain of title. So . The filed Death certificate functions as a Wild Deed. Instead. In theory you will find it filed between the original Deed to H and W. Here it is. Without realizing it.” Sally has a title search done. but it is not there. and H’s will to his children.” Let me explain.Oliver Attorney then files the Death Certificate for Wife in the Chain of Title in the Registrar of Deeds Office. listing H and W as the Grantor and H as the Grantee. To start the title search. H is the Grantee by survivorship and H and W the Grantor by the Deed The problem however. Bill is the Grantee and Children of H and W are the Grantor.
Fejfar In the book. intent is everything. even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons. intent is pretty much irrelevant. I still have done the right thing.” Both are very interesting concepts. with good intent. if it was done with the wrong intent. Similarly.. or was. J. the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. For a realist. nothing at all would be. and have the right intent.Chapter 55 Timing and Intent By Anthony J.D. results are all that count. results don’t really even matter. if I paint a perfect picture. For an idealist. or pragmatist. For the realist. An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world. . accomplished. fails to accomplish his objective. even if I fail. For a realist. we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing. Fejfar. Esq. “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads. and Road’s other books. for a genuine idealist. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. From the realist point of view. and intent is irrelevant.. The realist never praises the idealist who. that is praiseworthy. If I try to accomplish something.
Because the tree had the wrong intent. is thus. very important. if we do not have the right intent. the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent. what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. both intent and results count. Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return. Now. no matter how much we may appear to succeed. Roads also discusses timing. walking by the fig tree. for example. neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent. it could not produce fruit. Roads discusses the importance of intent. then. and. getting back to Michael Roads. has a multidimensional aspect to it. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. the . Real timing. In fact. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent. but if the artist really had the right intent. So too with us. then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture.For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist. it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition. Now. And. although it may appear to be. we fail. Good intent. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. they notice that the tree was withered and dying. really is not perfect. So. this story is about intent. no matter how hard we try. producing no fruit. what’s more. Without intent all is for naught. It is hard to understand. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren.
Seth. of the Jane Roberts books. Our God. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much. This is where God comes in. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. timing takes on an even more refined aspect. knowing when to use the left jab. or timing in a boxing match. for example can be very important. It is possible. Perhaps. does. then. that by our choice. timing is even more complicated. where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. Perhaps God allowed. we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. can and does shift forward and backward in time in relation to each of us and our multidimensional alternates. or by God’s intervention in our lives. . for example.idea of timing in playing basketball. or even caused. knowing when to shoot a jump shot. “Bill” to get sick. But. 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. Because in multidimensional reality the past can affect the future and the future can affect the past. Food for thought. so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill.
The Holy Spirit told Tom that this would place Tom in the Dao spiritually so that it would be very difficult. Next. and Highschool. Tom had a problem. in Lancaster. starting 10th grade.A. Esq. correct the situation. But. Something to fight for. he won. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. If Tom was ever killed. he could immediately. Fejfar Tom Phiffer was in 9th Grade at Clark Junior High. Fejfar. He never had to get into a fight for a long time. Nebraska. and a vow not to carry a weapon. Tom decided to go on a summer spiritual retreat to see if he could solve his problem. Tom spent two days praying and then suddenly his Intuition was activated and he knew what he had to do. Tom was basically a good kid. Tom went back to school the next fall. Tom was a Spiritual Catholic. and with his newly acquired Wisdom. J. Tom took a vow to “Fight for Justice and Social Justice to the Death and Beyond. and multidimensionally. and there was a Bully and a gang who was after him. if not impossible for anyone to physically attack Tom.Chapter 56 To the Death and Beyond An Allegory By Anthony J. First. .” This made Tom a multidimensional immortal.. B. He was an A.student and enjoyed playing sports. Tom took a vow of self-defense only non-violence. This vow also gave Tom meaning.. shift his Soul or Spirit back into his body immediately prior to getting killed.. and when he did.
Analytic Mind Spirit. is one which is self-correcting. yielding provisional results which are subject to revision upon the acquisition of new data. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. a new understanding. Jesuit Philosopher...D. Wisdom Level of Reflection and Judgment Thus. Fejfar. . it is apparent that the Transcendental Precepts are epistemological. The Transcendental Precepts do not produce some sort of moral or epistemological absolutism. B.Chapter 57 Transcendental Method and Espistemology By Anthony J. discusses the Transcendental Precepts. fallible. 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. a more wise reflection. Fejfar In his book. J. Base Emotions Soul Mind. which can be described as: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Be Responsible Be Loving Interestingly. Bernard Lonergan. and Fejfar’s Critical Thomism.. The epistemology of Lonergan’s Critical Realism. In other words. subject to revision.A. the Transcendental Precepts produce probable knowledge. Method in Theology. Esq.
Now. it is obvious that Experience. all is immanent. moves to Understanding. argue that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. as such. J. B. about all we can say in the negative is that Experience is not all there is to knowing. Experience is defined as that aspect of human knowing which provides the mind with the data of sense experience. Transcendental Method begins with Experience. as Bernard Lonergan has in his book. has a certain objective quality to it. I am sure. tasted.A. let us begin with Transcendental Method and then attempt to deconstruct it as Derrida might try. Experience is what is seen. heard. There is also Understanding. which when used together. on the other hand. Method in Theology. They argue that all is context. smelled. provide a transcendental method of find fallible truth. if one were to argue that Transcendental Method exists. In fact. Experience is the basis for empiricist philosophy and logical positivism. and in fact turns out to be a more adequate postmodern philosophy than that of the French deconstructionists. we . I. Transcendental Method argues that there are several levels of consciousness. Now. if one were attempting to deconstruct Transcendental Method. Esq. touched. it would seem that one would start by trying to deconstruct Experience. felt. So. Judgment and Reflection. Fejfar Some academics have argued that the Transcendent does not exist. and then culminates in Reflection and Judgment.Chapter 58 Transcendental Method and Postmodernism By Anthony J. Fejfar... postmodern deconstructionists. nothing can be transcended.. all is culture. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. would argue that one can deconstruct Transcendental Method and find that it is not transcendent at all.D. In deconstructing Experience. In deconstructing Experience.
one probably would argue along the lines of hermeneutics. is a transcendental idea. Not much more can be said. as an idea and an operation does not seem to . Now. for example. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Etc. one generates theories and hypothesis. homophobic or anti-environment. I would simply argue that I would search for a New Paradigm which reconciles the Old Paradigms. In attempting to deconstruct Understanding. it is not antienvironment. In terms of postmodern deconstruction. in the context of Understanding and Reflection and Judgment. that meaning categories act to create reality. In this sense. One also categorizes the data of Experience. one asks all the pertinent questions. Experience. Thus. it is not homophobic. at the level of Understanding. following Thomas Kuhn’s work. that many Paradigms seem to be incommensurate with each other.can simply say that Experience by itself is inadequate because Experience can be fooled by sensory illusions such as the appearance of a straight stick looking crooked when placed in a glass tank of water. that scientific inquiry uses “Paradigms” in order to understand reality. the hermeneutic circle is formed. At the level of Understanding. Logic helps us to see that certain ideas are rational and others are not. Finally. and. And. it is not sexist. let us move to the level of Understanding. Transcendental Method is cumulative and self correcting. survives the postmodern critique. I would search for another Paradigm which was more adequate. Experience is not racist. that likes should be treated alike. as a general rule. not just describe it. the idea of logical constistency. Using Transcendental Method. if this new Paradigm turned out to be inadequate. Understanding. there are some ideas or concepts which have a transcend function which help us to improve our understanding over what we had before. Thus. However. and compares and contrasts ideas and data. as Gadamer points out. The postmodernist might argue. it seems difficult to argue that Understanding is sexist. Structures of Scientific Revolutions. racist.
In terms of the postmosdern critique. at least in part. Judgment and Reflection are Alinear Intuitive functions which act to transcend mere Understanding. This. There are hundred of studies which have scientifically proven the existence of Intution. All Derrida can do is deconstruct. Understanding. Additionally. survives the postmodern critique. So. especially taken in the context of the higher function of Judgment and Reflection. Awakening Intuition. then. then. there is the level of Judgment and Reflection. in terms of the postmodern critique. homophobic. non-locally. Judgment and Reflection is the cognitive function or operation which takes Understanding and then evalutates it on a higher level. is a Quantum Ability. it would appear that anyone can develop Intution through a sustained use of Meditation. but instead seems to transcend culture. Derrida’s postmodernism is flawed. or antienironment. Intuition is what transforms mere analytic rationality into intellectual reason. I have argued that Intuition. While. I suppose that one might argue that Intution is irrational and false consciousness. he or she lacks the integration of Intuition with analytic understanding. The tradesman analyist is not an intellectual. Finally. Derrida’s deconstruction does not survive Critical Thomist or Critical Realist postmodern critique. . Intuition provides an Intellectual Sympathy which enables us to know reality more adequately. sexist. As Bergson puts it. however. it appears that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. it difficult to see how Intuition is racist. Finally. where the mind interfaces with the Quantum Field. outside of space-time. we have contemporary Quantum Physics to explain to us how Intuition seems to work. flies in the face of human experience and scientific fact. at the same time.be culturally biased. As Frances Vaughn points out in her work. Derrida has no basis for reconstructing reality. finding the most adequate Understanding available.
Fejfar Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think. The Executive Branch.A. is based upon the Holy Trinity Itself.. if we reflect. that Constitutional Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity. Now. In my judgment. Fejfar. The Judicial Branch. it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate Authority as being Supremely Good. B. I argue that with each Person of the Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity.. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired. the President of the United States is seen as being the Highest Civil . The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons. this is wrong.. that is with three branches of government. i. I would argue that the American Constitution. it is apparent that the three branches of government. God the Father (Being). and Substance.. 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. J. Being. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Similarly.Chapter 59 Trinitarian Democracy By Anthony J. and the Legislative Branch. In fact. wrongly. God the Son (Logos).e. Logos. Esq.D. with a Tripartite System of Government.
Ideally. God the Father seems to work from the top down. Now. The Holy Spirit is thought to work best.Authority having the most personal power to get things done. the Holy Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit. is the mediating aspect of the Trinity. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father. Now. as revolutionary. is. God the Father may have a different political agenda than God the Holy Spirit. the United States Supreme Court. has Power equal to that of God the Father and God the Son. it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit. to bring about a better society. or Substance. the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and legislative enactments. unconstitutional. and God the Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up. from the “ground up. The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most responsive to the current desires of the American People. has the responsibility of Judging humanity. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason. we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil. as the second Person of the Trinity.” in governmental terms. in the creative mode Creative Form. In fact. and in the stable mode. the Holy Spirit. is seen as having the right to judge persons under law. Substantial Form. the American people share the same role as the “People of America.” The American People. has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best. Perhaps. and opposing The . That is why we elect them. a panel of Judges. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo. as Loving Truth. it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ. that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is a Unity of Substance (Nicea).” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in society. The Son of God. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of God. Similarly. opposing movements of the Spirit that are not consistent with Reason. Jesus Christ. The rather interesting thought. Thus. then.
Will of God the Father if it is not consistent with Reason. . rather than Aristotle. the Trinity is a dynamic unity in harmony which is more like the Greek Philosopher Hericlitus would have it. Perhaps.
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.
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. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. though. B. .Chapter 61 Unified Quantum Field Theory By Anthony J. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. the photon. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. Esq. Interestingly. J. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way.. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. Thus.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. Soon. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. This new approach to reality was called String Theory. atoms. the positron. The problem was. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found.. and finally. the quark. the Quanta. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. material. After awhile. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally.D. some scientists decided to take another approach. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. Fejfar.. Thus.
is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. on the other hand. a positron. Perhaps in the ancient world where everyone believed in Form. This also accounts for the idea that medieval and ancient classical physics or metaphysics was. and Accident. it can also display as an electron. of sorts.however. I suspect. the answer which I came up with. etc. The Quantum Field and individual Quanta Particles simply played the parts necessary for ancient and medieval metaphysics to work. like string theory. have a more subtle argument to be made. I argue that the transpersonal meaning reality of Western culture was so strong that the Quanta particles all masked themselves as Atoms. a quark. Food for thought. Cause. . The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. without any subatomic particles at all. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. even prior to reading about string theory. I. that Atomism was merely a mistaken theory. is a chameleon particle. there really were no atoms. Thus. Now. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. how is all of this reconciled with the old Atomistic theory? Most scientists would argue. as still could be valid.
the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. and finally. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. B. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles.Chapter 62 Unified Quantum Field Theory and Being By Anthony J. the quark. This new approach to reality was called String Theory. The problem was.D. the Quanta.A. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. material. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. After awhile. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. though. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. some scientists decided to take another approach. the positron. Soon. Esq. Thus. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. Fejfar The “modern” view of reality which prevailed in the West for quite some time was that we lived in a materialistic world and universe where the building block of reality is and was the Atom. the photon. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. . Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View... the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. Interestingly. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. Thus. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. J. atoms.. Fejfar.
there is a Unitary Quantum Field. what then is the nature of Being? Well. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. Relational Meaning Streams. Now. One might argue that Being manifests the Quantum Field. Every rock has a spirit as does every blade of grass. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. Thus. asserting that there is a spirit for every person. even prior to reading about string theory. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. Indigenous cultures are typically animistic. or an Unrestricted Act of Understanding. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. in Classical terms Being is Form of Form. It should be noted that Being as the Building Block of Reality is supported by the science of indigenous cultures. it can also display as an electron. although it stands on its own two feet independently of Quantum Physics. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. like string theory. 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. or on the other hand. my argument is that the concept of being. Thus. a positron. a quark. the answer which I came up with. which is my position. Previously. etc Now. Or perhaps there is a dialectical relationship in the Dao where Being manifests the Quantum Field and the Quantum Field manifests Being. is a chameleon particle. it is apparent that Beinga Streams or Relational Meaning Streams parallel the notion of Quantum Particles and Strings. animal.however. In fact this is a good definition of Beinga Streams. if have referred to Beinga Streams as. But what is Being made of? Being is composed of Beinga Streams which take the function of Quanta Particles or Strings. is in fact an analogous concept. simultaneously. Beinga Streams are Relational Meaning Streams. In Western indigenous . or thing. one might argue that the Quantum Field manifests Being.
and Strings. Be Responsible. you might ask what are the political implications of the foregoing. Moderate relativism means that there can be two sides to an argument.culture these spirits were referred to as Elemental Spirits. Quanta Particles. or Relational Meaning Streams. Moderate relativism means that the best form of government is a Constitutional Democracy which supports individual rights at law. and subject to revision. and an Equitable interpretation of law. Strings. all support the idea of Moderate Relativism as the nature of knowledge and reality. In fact. Moderate relativism means that we can have probabilistic knowledge of reality which is fallible. Be Reasonable. and must take logical arguments seriously. Quanta Particles. Moderate relativism means that we must follow the Transcendental Precepts of Be Attentive. . Finally. Moderate relativism supports the adversary system of justice and opposes the inquisition. and Elemental Spirits. Moderate relativism means that we still have logic and reason. I argue that Beinga Streams. are all analogous to Elemental Spirits and in fact perform the same function in their respective cosmologies. Be Intelligent. Moderate relativism means that it is possible that reasonable people can differ in their assessment of a problem. be Loving. the notion of Beinga Streams.
there must have been a prior cause. we must assume that there is a rational First Cause. Recall. then I am the efficient cause of that movement and that collision. on the other hand. Finally. The argument is that our sense experience and rigorous inferences therefrom. But. argue that atheistic materialism is not normative. . atheistic materialism denies the existence of God.D. is psychotic. show us that causality exists. then this leads to an infinite regress of causes which either suggests the existence of God in reality.A. or put another way. or alternatively. Fejfar. B. that an infinite regress is irrational. First. atheistic materialism asserts that Logical Positivism is a normative philosophy of knowledge or epistemology. Second. Thomas Aquinas has presented a proof that God in fact exists. Fejfar Some people.Chapter 63 Why Athiestic Materialism is Psychotic By Anthony J. atheistic materialism asserts that the ultimate nature of reality is that which is material. I. Esq. J. wrongly. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The argument is the God is the First Cause which is an Uncaused Cause. that which is based upon the idea that atoms are the ultimate reality of the universe. that psychosis is defined as that which is out of touch with reality. Let us start by looking at the basic reality premises of atheistic materialism. Once we understand that causality exists. let us consider the notion of God.. it is apparent that for every effect. If I roll a ball into another ball. which is itself an Uncaused Cause.. Since the idea of an infinite regress of causes is irrational. if this is true.. think that atheistic materialism is a normative position to take. First. but instead.
which participates in the Quantum Field. outside of spacetime. In fact.The second position of atheistic materialism. Logical positivism is at a loss to explain how this could be. Because the water bends light in a particular . In fact. contemporary science has proven that subatomic particles exist. then there is no basis for logical positivism. So. sense experience is not universally reliable in disclosing reality. However. However. it is clear that atheistic materialism is wrong in asserting that the real nature of reality is atomistic materialism. the dowel appears to be crooked to my sight. For example. and proceed to the levels of understanding and judgment/reflection. atheistic materialism asserts that logical positivism is a normative epistemology or philosophy of knowledge. Thus. and look at the dowel through the side of the tank. 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. In fact logical positivism has been totally discredited. and place it in a glass walled tank of water. If we transcend mere sense experience. If sense experience is not universally reliable. Logical positivism asserts that we know reality best through immediate sense experience and rigorous logical inferences based upon that sense experience. 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. is that the ultimate nature of reality is material atomism. and that one subatomic particle is the Quantum Particle. sense impression. Finally. my sight sense impression has given me two completely contradictory views of reality. Science is full of “anomalies” which cannot be explained by sense experience alone. if I take that same wooden dowel. this assumes that sense experience is universally reliable in disclosing reality. one with crooked dowel. one with straight dowel.
Thus. . Thus. the dowel appears to crooked. from that point of view. it can be seen that atheistic materialism is a false philosophy.way. in summing up. is psychotic. logical positivism is rejected as a false philosophy in favor of Lonerganian Critical Realism. on all three counts discussed earlier. or Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. even though it is really straight. and.
they are more like guides or signposts. While there is a certain foundationalism to Critical Thomism.Chapter 64 Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy By Anthony J. Before that. not verbal orders of some sort.. and does engage in critical deconstruction. people expect you to fit your academic positions into consensually acceptable analytic categories. J. This is because Neo-thomism sort of fell off the map around 1960. just as much as does the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault. Fejfar When you are in academia. While the Platonic Forms exist for the Critical Thomist. What we know. I have taken this position bccause Critical Thomism can. What we know. Esq. at least in some circles. it is not one which can be used deontologically. it can also then reconstruct in a way which is non-materially foundationalist. Similarly. we know on the basis of experience. people expect you to have your philosophy to be either modernist or postmodernist. I think that it is fair to describe Critical Thomism as a postmodern philosophy. rather than a modernist one.D. many do not find this category helpful. While Critical Thomism can decontruct. Fejfar. While my Critical Thomist philosophy can be described as a Neo-thomist philosophy. it was quite popular. After thinking it through. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. No.. understanding. not with absolute certainty. which can be revised and reformulated based . today. Critical Thomism is a fallible philosophy in many respects. and intuitive judgment and reflection. we know probabilistically.
and intuitive judgment and reflection. it clear that Critical Thomism is not modernist. the existence and action of the Quantum Field. and Form. Substance. Additionally.upon new experience. science guided and grounded modernism. recognizes. better understanding. Metaphysics grounds and guides Critical Thomism in the same way that modern atheistic. Being. in the first instance. Logos. Modernism. materialist. Critical Thomism. in its typical form is and was based upon scientific or atheistic materialism. on the other hand. .
D. the North Pole exists on the Astral Plane. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I argue that the Holy Spirit.. Santa Claus too. bringing presents to children on Christmas. B. Perhaps. Additionally. It is said that one who has an Astral Body can materialize on Earth. The Christmas Spirit is amazing. Nicholas was known for.. I argue that this is a mistake. Without this Spirit. we know that Saint Nicholas. So. As a Saint. Esq. J. an Santa Claus can come to us in his Astral Body.Chapter 65 Why Santa Claus Really Exists By Anthony J. Now. It is said that many saints can levitate or teleport or maybe even multilocate. actually lived in asia minor and is a canonized saint. In spite of the cold weather that many of us endure at Christmas time. also know to us as Santa Claus. I am putting forth the proposition that Santa Claus really exists and is the Spirit of Christmas. Apparently. in the person of Santa Claus give us the Christmas Spirit. I would like to argue for the Spiritual presence of Santa Claus at Christmas. Fejfar. Saint Nicholas died at some point. In spite of low income for some . but instead maintain their Astral Body after life. it is said that some persons who die.A. historically. and of course passed over to the other side. perhaps. Saint Nicholas. do not shed their Astral Bodies. I suspect that we would not be giving each other gifts at Christmas time. we find the time to put up the Christmas tree and find presents for our loved ones. He is real as much as any other Saint was real.. In the magical lore. among other things. Fejfar Some people stop believing in Santa Claus around age 11. has these gifts so that he actually does bring Christmas presents to some in a very short period of time on Earth. or Santa Claus is present to us in our prayers and thoughts.
is the gift of his Son. the Christ Child. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas. This is the true meaning of Christmas.households. I suspect that only Satanic parents refuse to give their children Christmas gifts if it is a Catholic household. Gifts at Christmas remind us of God’s generosity to us. And of course. . so we too give gifts to each other. As God give us gifts.
B. Fejfar..D. Reason. Esq. In fact. an entire book of the Bible. . Satanism is based upon destroying the weak. misses many of the most important nuances about life and reality. In more direct terms. Fejfar Some protestants seem to think that Wisdom is Satanic. using philosophical intuition is able to find the knowledge that “falls between the cracks” of linear rationality. is very linear in nature and as Bergson points out. or rationality. then Wisdom is not evil in this sense because Wisdom is arational not irrational.A.. If indeed the irrational is evil (with the exception of love). The Catholic Christian tradition has taught the importance of Wisdom throughout its history. Wisdom is the enemy of Satanism. The Book of Wisdom. This is absolutely not true. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. we can see that Wisdom and Satanism are not the same and in fact are in many ways opposites..Chapter 66 Why Wisdom is not Satanism By Anthony J. Satanism is based upon hatred. Alinear Wisdom. Satanism is ordered toward evil. as some say. J. is all about Wisdom.
the Jesuits teach Wisdom. himself. and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. 2. Whether they realize it or not. is ordered towards the Good. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. . for some the following point may be difficult. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me. Typically. not destroy them. Now. Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them. it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. Finally. The good is used to promote the Good. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. and this is a very bad deal. Evil is used to combat Evil. “in between the lines. with the possible exception of Satan. on the other hand. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1. Now. Satan always breaches his contracts. 3.” as part of my Jesuit education. Ultimately. Also. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs.Wisdom. evil selfdestructs. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. Evil is used to promote the Good. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. that one can use evil instrumentally. Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance.
For example. I respond that minimum wage must be increased so that it pays enough or more than enough for a single person to live a normal life in a one bedroom apartment. Currently. 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. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. Fejfar. Here. Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society. rather than working. B. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all.. in Pennsylvania. This approach is totally unethical and absurd.D. 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.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. Esq. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. The idea is that poor people should be forced to commit suicide or be murdered so that they are not a drag on the economy... Finally. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month.A. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. . This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability.
on the one hand. J. all is passive. . When in the Dao an hour may seem like 5 minutes. So. one has found the Dao. or entirely in the linear Being of Zen. Daoism. the good life is found I disagree. which is a Ying/Yang. if you are not in the flow of the Dao. When one finds the balancing point between Ying and Yang. The end of Daoism is the Dao. the end of Zen is Being. Esq. In fact. Being is a relatively unitary metaphysical quiddity. Zen is very direct.. Time is experienced consciously as a flow. on the other hand. It is impossible to be direct in the Dao. In fact in some ways Daoism and Zen are opposites.. to act. one can only flow with the Dao.D. you are not the Dao. one lets reality come to you. Fejfar Some argue that Daoism and Zen are basically the same spirituality or philosophy. In the Dao.. In living life. B. go with the flow until nothing is happening. as I have argued elsewhere. it does not pass. rearrange the apple cart through a direct action. Fejfar. In fact. and one wants to move.Chapter 68 Zen and Daoism: Action and Inaction By Anthony J. When one is in a Zen mode of consciousness. of complementary opposites. When in the Dao reality is aunitary. to get things done. where one begins in the Dao. is Insight drawn from Intuition. one is very direct. I argue that is impossible to live a good life if it is spent entirely in the Dao. Zen Satori. Time is alinear not linear. goes with the flow for as long as practicable. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A. and then switch to the Zen of direct action. on the other hand is a very “go with the flow” spirituality. In the Dao time flows. Zen is action. and you are not being Daoist. Whether explicitly stated or not. one never seeks reality. and shifts to the Zen of action. and then go back into the flow of the Dao.
Of course in doing this one should as much as possible participate in creative non-violence which allows for self-defense. THE END .letting the Dao take over and do the work effortlessly. but not wonton violent aggression.