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

Self-actualization 33. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30.19. and Critical Thomism 34. Consciousness. The Correcting Entry 39. The Christ Child 37. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Nazi Dupes 26. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Oblivion 27. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. The Dark Side of the Force 40. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23. Mind Control 22. Natural Law and Music 25. Reason and Higher Love 31. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. Purgatory 29. Seth.

The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. Quantum Field Theory 62. Trinitarian Democracy 60. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . The Lurking God 47. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. Timing and Intent 56. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53.42. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Great Society 45. Relativism. The Final Solution 44. and Evil 61. The Republican Manifesto 51. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Wild Deed 55. Truth. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Crime of Penury 50.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

or have dementia.999999%.delusional. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment).9999999% . or have dementia. logically. Now. Of course. Again. such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). Finally. 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 99.99999% probability. . A Criminal Conviction requires that the Defendant must have really known what he or she was doing at a percentage of 99. and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another. Thus. or hallucinatory. it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea. practice law. criminal intent. then it must be proved that the person’s intent/reality perception is less accurate than 85% or better. 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. that is. and such a person could practice law. 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.then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better. Similarly. or criminal intent. However. could not be subject to a guardianship. The idea that a criminal defendant has been found judicially incompetent to stand trial for an inability to form specific intent cannot be used as a basis for asserting that such a person cannot own property. one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 85% or better. have and exercise constitutional rights. but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. for example. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent.99999% test for criminal liability. contract. or there is no basis for specific intent. could not be involuntarily committed. if a person is alleged to be delusional. or hallucinatory.

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

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

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

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

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

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

and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality. . 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. This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. and it works. the Common Good. Jesus the Son.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. I suspect that even God the Father.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration. Unless the lawyer is being paid. I argue that where there is no consideration paid by the “client” there is no duty on the lawyers part other than to practice in conformance with the Ethics Rules. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. .think about it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chapter 46 The Lurking God .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

according to the psychiatrist was delusional in thinking that the American rule of driving on the right was the rule to be followed in England. David 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 psychiatrist replied no. only in England. David responded that it all seemed sort Chapter 52 . of political to him and not medical. David. The psychiatrist agreed. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic.

Fejfar. In achieving this goal of Liberty. Individual Self Transcendence (compassion for oneself and others) The Ethical Matrix requires that one who is a Son of Liberty make his or her ethical decisions on the Natural Law Ethical Principles of: Reciprocity (treat another as you would wish to be treated in similar circumstances.A. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. Individual Autonomy 2. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). Esq. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1.D. The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal. 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). all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix. equity favors the one . and Equity (equity favors the one in need. Liberty based society is present throughout the world....The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J. B.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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