CRITICAL THOMISM, REALITY, AND POLITICS BY ANTHONY J.

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

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

The Christ Child 37. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Purgatory 29. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. Seth. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Nazi Dupes 26. Mind Control 22. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. The Correcting Entry 39. Natural Law and Music 25. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Self-actualization 33. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Oblivion 27. and Critical Thomism 34. Consciousness. Reason and Higher Love 31. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23.19. The Dark Side of the Force 40. Psychiatry and Justice 28.

Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. Trinitarian Democracy 60. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. To the Death and Beyond 57. Truth. The Wild Deed 55. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . Athiestic Materialism 64. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. The Crime of Penury 50. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. and Evil 61. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Great Society 45.42. The Republican Manifesto 51. Timing and Intent 56. Relativism. Quantum Field Theory 62. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. The Final Solution 44. The Lurking God 47.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. it must come clean and tell us what its real mission is. and what it does with its money. driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization. .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

balance was off only by $100. The idea. . So what do we do? I argue that where the amount involved in a balance discrepancy is de minimus relative to the overall budget or account involved. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. 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. 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. but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account.” to reconcile the balance. and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 60

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

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

however, this began to change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

While some might

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. . B. Here.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J.. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. Currently. 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. J. 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. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month.D. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. in Pennsylvania. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. Finally.. Esq. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare.. 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. For example. 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. Fejfar. rather than working. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society.

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

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

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