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Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif Lulu Press ISBN# 978-0-557-03775-9 © Copyright 2008 by Anthony J. Fejfar
Critical Thomism, Reality, and Politics Introduction This is a Collection of Essays dealing with Critical Thomist Jurisprudence, Reality, and Politics. Table of Contents 1. Formal Operations Thinking 2. Bergson, Evolution, Genesis, and Quantum Physics 3. Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency 4. Classical Morality not Conventional Morality 5. Critical Thomism and Kant 6. Critical Thomism and the Liberal Compact 7. Drugs and Mental Illness 8. Druid Catholic Mass 9. Due Process and Magna Charta 10. Evolution and Utopia 11. Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and Metaphysics 12. God and Communism 13. God, Communism, and the Rule of Law 14. Individual Rights and Patriarchy 15. Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? 16. I Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? 17. The Green Party 18. Law School
Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. Mind Control 22. The Correcting Entry 39. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Nazi Dupes 26. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Reason and Higher Love 31. Self-actualization 33. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Purgatory 29. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. The Christ Child 37. The Dark Side of the Force 40. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. Psychiatry and Justice 28. Consciousness. Seth. and Critical Thomism 34. Oblivion 27. Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure 23. Natural Law and Music 25.19.
The Republican Manifesto 51. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. and Evil 61. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. Truth. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Lurking God 47. The Schizophrenic Driver 52.42. The Crime of Penury 50. The Wild Deed 55. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Relativism. Quantum Field Theory 62. Trinitarian Democracy 60. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Final Solution 44. The Great Society 45. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . Timing and Intent 56. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58.
Zen and Daoism . Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67. Workfare 68.65. Why Santa Claus really Exists 66.
naïve thinking of concrete operations. asserted in his work that beyond the simple. there is a more abstract. people in concrete operations cannot plan for the future.. or. difficult type of thinking known as formal operations. Path A is paved with asphalt Sign B: Path B is 1 mile long Path B is 2 feet wide . making the path impassible. hypo-deductive thought.Chapter 1 A Short Test for Formal Operations Thinking By Anthony J. J. You see. Concrete people cannot compare and contrast possible alternative future courses of action and choose a future which is logically superior. 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.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. one path marked Path A. There is a sign at the head of each path.D. 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. if he or she can think hypo-deductively. and the second marked Path B. Esq. Fejfar The developmental psychologist Piaget. Fejfar.
given the goal of reaching your destination. and choose the path which logically is better. (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.Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now. . You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B.
.ANSWER: Path B While Path A has some nice features. with the bridge out it cannot be used to get to the destination.
that you cannot change the atom itself. Fejfar For many persons. how can we get to this notion of evolution and still stay in the realm of science. There is no reason. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I. Genesis. The question. if you . and Quantum Physics By Anthony J. in his work on evolution.Chapter 2 Bergson.. And. not with gradual incremental changes. J. changes in biological reality. involving God and metaphysics. The Quantum Field exists on a subatomic level.A. with causation from outside of space-time by God and metaphysics. to think that if you can change the subatomic makeup of an atom. as a very gradual process of evolutionary change which is consistent with atheistic materialism.. evolution is seen. when you think about it. molecular. on the other hand. argued that evolution could only take place with rapid. following Darwin. there is no reason to think that you could not change a molecule. And. Fejfar. could be seen as evidence that evolution takes place very rapidly. is.D. Evolution. or even biological levels. logically. B. the idea that people were created by God. following Bergson. Esq. Of course. Recall that Quantum Physics is based upon the scientific idea that the Quantum Field exists outside of space-time. in Genesis in the Bible. but can certainly produce changes on the atomic. Bergson. My response is that evolution takes place using Quantum Physics and Quantum Change. argue that evolution involves planned change from outside of space-time. complex. however. if you can change an atom..
or even human beings. Thus. which very well might involve God. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. or creation of human beings by God in the Bible. ex nihilo. there is no reason to think that you could not change a biological cell. but really out of the Quantum Field. out of nothingness. . as if. in general. Thus.can change a molecule. and the notion of scientific evolution. it is possible that evolutionary meaning on the Quantum level. there really is no contradiction between the idea of theistic evolution. could produce large and sudden evolutionary changes. and certainly metaphysics.
Chapter 3 Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency and a finding Of Judicially Incompetent to Stand Trial: An Analysis By Anthony J. using a legal proceeding.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. because the type of intent required for a particular type of activity parallels the burden of which is required to prove a relevant fact at trial. Fejfar I once heard a psychologist argue that in order to practice law. J.” I have also heard psychiatric social workers argue that one who is not “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial” cannot own property. There is no absolute certainty in this world or universe... Thus.. one had to be “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial. in part. tells us that we live in a world and universe of moderate relativism. B. there are three different standards of proof which must be proved. based on Quantum Physics. in relation to law. or reality.A. I have argued previously that contemporary science. They are as follows: . I would like to argue that these persons are mistaken. and what is required to prove a fact. only probable knowledge. Fejfar. or contract. Esq.
tort. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above. but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99.property. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract. contracts. Civil Case. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now.licensure. Now.1. 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. and thus. some type of test is required. -involuntary psychiatric commitments. the standard for “reality” is different. Criminal Case. If a person is alleged to be . environmental or corporate regulation. Civil Regulatory Case. Thus. I suppose. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3.
99999% test for criminal liability. but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. if a person is alleged to be delusional. then it must be proved that the person’s intent/reality perception is less accurate than 85% or better. one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 85% or better. for example. or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment). such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). Again. Similarly. logically. it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. 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.99999% probability. it is equally true that a person could know reality at 87% probability but not 99. or criminal intent.999999%. one could have the judicial intent necessary to own property or contract.delusional. one must be found to be judicially incompetent to stand trial by reason of not being able to know reality at a level of 99. or hallucinatory. could not be subject to a guardianship. yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. criminal intent. could not be involuntarily committed. Now. that is. practice law. and such a person could practice law. or have dementia.9999999% . . Finally. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent. Of course. A Criminal Conviction requires that the Defendant must have really known what he or she was doing at a percentage of 99. or there is no basis for specific intent. Thus. and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another. have and exercise constitutional rights. or have dementia. 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. or hallucinatory. contract. However. Obviously.then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea.
. Esq. J. Fejfar Developmental Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg argued that level 3 moral thinking is conventional morality. not conventional morality.. these individuals. Fejfar. independent of any knower. if they are to be categorized at level 3. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Thus.” this is probably interpreted as being a person who is living up to conventional expectations by unreflectively following some authority. are applying Classical Morality. individual or universal principles. B.. Thus. and as an End.D. So. but really aren’t. I would like to argue that some people at level 3 may seem to conventional. Critical Thomism. Conventional Morality means that a person follows a specific authority for moral directions or guidance. The argument is that The Good actually exists.A. a form of neo-thomism. as a metaphysical quiddity. as a Platonic Form or as a Substantial Form. it would appear that some persons who appear to be applying conventional moral standards. when a person says that he or she trys to be “good.Chapter 4 Classical Morality not Conventional Morality By Anthony J.. and Neo-Platonism both hold the position that ethically and morally. one is ordered toward The Good. may instead be applying the post-conventional morality of level 6.
Maximization of Value. my self chosen scale of values. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. this finds expression in each individual selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. As I have asserted previously. is as follows: .. my morality. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. concretely. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values.D. the Critical Thomist does not. In this sense it is existential. Esq. While Utility means. Fejfar.Chapter 5 Critical Thomism and Kant’s Categorical Imperative By Anthony J.
his Self Actualization.. i. that is. ideally. my chosing to actualize. some people. that is. even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position. the question is would I wish that. my Self Directedness. his autonomy. his Rational Self Interest. I Tony Fejfar. My Autonomy. for him. My Self Actualization. 2. So. what I rationally think is best for myself. those values which are most meaningful to me. and his helping others. Now. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. for me. Rationally. 4. My Rational Self Interest. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of .e. and the Critical Thomist.1. typically through work. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. Helping others. 3. For Kant. that is.
for him or herself. . my morality position and scale of values passes the test of Kant’s Categorical Imperative.values that I have chosen. Thus.
While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. my morality. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. this finds expression in each individual means. is as follows: 5.D. Maximization of Value. As I have asserted previously. While Utility.. . my Self Directedness.. the Critical Thomist does not. My Autonomy. Fejfar. J. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix.Chapter 6 Critical Thomism and The Liberal Compact By Anthony J. concretely. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In this sense it is existential. my self chosen scale of values. that is.
My Rational Self Interest. but. not only do I argue for my Autonomy as paramount. it means that I. Finally. I also argue for the Autonomy of every other Liberal Critical Thomist. not only do I try to help others in my Life. what does this mean. Critical Thomist must support the Liberal scale of values not only for myself. The Liberal Compact provides that every Liberal must support every other Liberal in protecting that Liber al’s individual rights. 8. as paramount. I also act to defend the Rational Self Interest of other Liberal Critical Thomists. I also act to support the Self Actualization of other Liberal Critical Thomists. typically through work. My Self Actualization. my chosing to actualize. Not only do I act to defend my own Rational Self Interest. what I rationally think is best for myself.6. . 7. that is. Not only do I support my own Self Acutalization. those values which are most meaningful to me. Thus. practically? Well. I also act to encourage other Liberal Critical Thomists to help others. but for every other Liberal Critical Thomist. as a Liberal. Now. I am also concerned with the Liberal Compact. that is. Helping others Now. as Critical Thomist.
and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists. . I suspect that even God the Father.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. the Common Good. and it works. and collectively. The Critical Thomist Liberal Compact supports the Individual Good. This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. Jesus the Son. The Common Good is merely the aggregate of all of us pursuing the Individual Good together. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality.
Esq. Dan had a friend who was a Russian reporter who found KGB files indicating an espionage program designed to make people appear to be mentally ill. J. or hallucinogenic drugs. B. Dan wondered if most mental illness might be caused by the person. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D.Chapter 7 Drugs and Mental Illness A Work of Fiction An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. the patient’s neurons just weren’t firing the right way. so their careers would be destroyed. taking poison. unknowingly. . Dan had a different hypothesis.. Dan was a undergraduate double major in English and Philosophy from Duequense University. from the University of Pittsburgh.. Dan had a weekly column. though. Most psychiatrists claimed mental illness was caused by genetically abnormal brain functioning. Fejfar Dan Spencer was a newspaper reporter for the Pittsburgh Enquirer Weekly Newspaper. and was an investigative reporter. Dan was currently investigating the causes of mental illness.A. According to the psychiatrists. Fejfar. and held his Juris Doctor degree in Law..
Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. and hoped for the best. The aide said. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law. before they were hospitalized. the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. PCP. . lead. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. Dan took his friend out to eat.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. Because. 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 next week. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. So. no.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. off the facility. arsenic. Dan’s friend was shocked at what the tests showed and said that he had never taken any sort of drugs or substances for any reason. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. Enquirer. and camphor in his blood.
Fejfar. by Jane Robert.” I think that there are other metaphors we could use to denominate the Catholic Church. and seems to be the exception that makes the rule. I personally like the idea of a Druid Catholic Church. Plato. Fejfar I was raised a Roman Catholic.Chapter 8 Druid Catholic Mass By Anthony J. Caesar was worshipped as a god. Growing up. but I never liked the term much. I have it on good authority that the idea of Roman Catholicism was an invention of a religious affairs reporter for Newsweek Magazine. In fact. not Roman Catholic. I think that these Speakers were the early Druids and that they presaged the coming of Christ. long before they actually physically incarnated on Earth. Seth states that spiritual “Speakers” who channeled information from the “other side. and Aristotle. distinguishing it from Anglican “Catholicism. or perhaps even God himself. there was no religious freedom in Rome.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In his book. There was slavery in Rome. Esq. Seth Speaks. contrary to postmodern myth. J.A..D.” were teaching in Europe as far back as Cro Magnon times. but of course there were some big negatives too. B. I guess Rome did some positive things for Western Civilization. Why the Jewish worship of God was tolerated is unclear. There could be no false gods or a God worshipped beside Caesar. . not just blacks. we just called ourselves Catholic. I think that the Druid tradition was informed by the Holy Spirit long before the historical coming of Jesus of Nazareth on Earth.. but whites too. And.
like some sort of cannibals. Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church.The real Catholic Mass. is a Druid Catholic Mass. instead we have a transformative nature sacrifice of the bread and wine (or grape juice) into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Substance. A Druid Mass. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. This is the real doctrine and practice of tran-substanc[e]-iation (transubstanciation) as taught by the Church Councils at Nicea and at Trent. Now. because. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. to me. . We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. metaphysically.
the British Constitution. the Charter clearly states that all laws of Pennsylvania must be “consonant to reason. This means that Pennsylvania is required to follow the requirements of Magna Charta.” With respect to procedural due process. if any.D. Magna Charta. prior to the enactment of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. in accordance with the Natural Law of Liberty. should conform to the laws of England. and that such Due Process of Law on the State Level. that is. the Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania states that so far as is conveniently possible. 1681.. was applicable in States such as Pennsylvania. continues even today. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and where the is a right of appeal.A. J. and . With respect to substantive due process. the law of Pennsylvania.. Fejfar One might wonder what Due Process of Law. where the litigant can cross examine witnesses. whether civil or criminal. Magna Charta requires that no person can be deprived of life. liberty. Fejfar.Chapter 9 Due Process.” This means both substantive and procedural due process are required in the enforcement of any civil or criminal law in Pennsylvania. as of that time. without a jury trial in accordance with the law of the land. B. or property. I argue that Due Process of Law was present prior to the 14th Amendment. this means that the litigant. In the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania. this means that any governmental law or action must be “reasonably related to a legitimate government interest. Finally.. has the right to a fair hearing where there is an impartial trier of fact and law. and the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania By Anthony J. Esq. where the rules of evidence apply.
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.
then. it would seem that if evolution worked the way Darwin suggested. Now. The idea is that evolution somehow produces constructive. such as human beings. an often fatal disease. the idea of a Garden of . and only for a short period of time.D. Based on our modern experience. Fejfar Charles Darwin. positive.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. scurvy causes a failure in the development of bones and teeth. or Creative Evolution. argued that random mutations tried in the court of evolutionary competition. Fejfar. human being were created or evolved in a Utopian society where fruit was available the whole year.. then humanity must have evolved where there was fresh fruit available the year round. Maybe this makes some sense. Perhaps. Esq.Chapter 10 Evolution and Utopia By Anthony J. and only where fruit trees are growing. Instead. that somehow our bodies would not need vitimin C. Vitimin C really can only be found in significant quantities in fresh fruit. canning of fruit must have been available. If they don’t get it they get scurvy. Let us consider this situation. Both these options seem unlikely based upon the current idea that humans evolved from apes on the African plains. alternatively. it takes a sophisticated world wide economy in order for fresh fruit to be available the year round.. In small children. if evolution were really true. No. B. evolutionary changes. Human being need vitimin C in order to survive. In adults it causes tooth loss. is responsible for evolution of all species. or. Fresh fruit in all tribal societies would only be available in the Fall. somehow. the noted Evolutionist. but I’m not sure. J. by Creation.A.
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
The second type of religion that Bergson speaks of is Intuitive. it is possible to believe in the God of Being and be a Communist. not a three piece suit or a fancy dress. Understood in this sense. . conformity. Intuitive religion is where the participant actually actually comes into real contact with God. not the God of authority. self actualization needs. appearances. The God of Being despises. “To each according to his need. Intuitive religion is Spirituality. from each according to his ability. and empty religious rituals with no spirituality involved. only the God of Convention. then.” Keeping in mind of course that those with abilities have needs too. The God of Being encourages artistic creativity. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being in the Communist Manifesto. authoritarianism. This is the God of Being. The God of Being inspires us to pursue Justice and Social Justice. or Intellectual religion. not conformity and not the status quo. The God of Being encourages us to wear khaki shorts to church in the summer. The God of Being encourages an intellectual life based upon Reason. or Spiritual. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being. There is no contradiction. For the Spiritual Theist. such as. Communism mean Equity.
not cookie cutters. which exists independent of any knower. Fejfar. . Tort. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 13 God. and Equity.. This is absurd. and Procedural Law.. The Aristotelian position is that the Rule of Law. Finally. J. The Rule of Law contains within it all the laws necessary for a Just and Equitable legal system. Law is ordered toward Justice. and merely reflects economics or politics. Utility.A. in the Communist Manifesto. I would simply note that even in corrupt Communist societies like the Soviet Union. the masters of that society still felt that Law was needed. and Equity is ordered toward Social Justice. and they manifest probabilistically. all exist in the World of the Forms as an aspect of the Rule of Law. These are neither economic nor political principles. I argue that God favors the Rule of Law and Metaphysics. however. is a Metaphysical Law. While Law may take economics or politics into account as factors to be considered. Common Law Rules relating to Property. Law cannot be reduced to mere economics or politics. the Forms exist in the Mind of God. This is the Platonist position. Contract. Fejfar The Rule of Law. Proportionality. which exists independent of any knower in Substantial Form.. For Theists. is a Metaphysical Law. flawed. in the World of The Forms. Law is based upon four Natural Law Ethical Principles: Reciprocity. and the Rule of Law By Anthony J. Esq. Karl Marx. from time to time. Communism. B. There was a Soviet Constitution and a Soviet Judicial System. argued that Law is a sham. Thus.D. The Forms are guides.
. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian. Roman Catholic religious life.A. I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. Additionally.. for example. there is no mention of this in the Gospels. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. Patriarchy. If matriarchy were to reappear today. not an authoritarian Father. Esq. While Jesus may have been married. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good. B. Jesus Christ is the Logos. Fejfar. Matriarchy By Anthony J. On the contrary. let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. in his anthropological work argues that matriarchal. that is Reason. 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. utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit. in fact. J. Father authoritarianism and adolescent Son- Reason. Ken Wilber. while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed. As Jesus said in the .. since the time of its founder.Chapter 14 Individual Rights and Patriarchy vs. First. Patriarchy has two forms. at its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism. on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. The Paulist Order. Isaac Hecker. protecting individual rights and equality. I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see.
. this is not authoritarian patriarchy.” Clearly. “the Father has given everything over to the Son. Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy.Gospels.
Finally.Chapter 15 1 Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? By Anthony J. we ask ourselves.D.. where did Al Queda come from? My argument is that apparently. and organization one does not typically associate with the middle eastern mind. Fejfar Sometimes. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the whole thing took the type of planning. analytic thought. one might ask. truth is stranger than fiction. Al Queda is a Nazi organization. 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. both Portugal and to some degree Spain have had fascist regimes which are. This has been reported in the news. and have been sympathetic to Nazi Germany. There is a strong Nazi movement . There are elected officials in Russia who openly belong to the Nazi Party. After the 9/11 debacle.. First of all. With all due respect. but I don’t think so. there is a significant Nazi Party presence in Russia. we have the East German Nazi Party which basically operated as the East German Communist Party until the Wall went down. J. most of us were shocked and simply could not figure out how it happened. So. Now. Remember the book. as the saying goes. Next. Esq. like Opus Dei. “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.
Thus. 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 is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. the original of Aq Queda has been solved. . it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s. but joined it. Food for thought. Finally. In my view.in East Germany.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. 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.. Opus Dei was founded in next door Portugal in the early 1930's. What if it all started a little earlier than that. there are also rumors of rumors of information which depict Opus Dei as anything but Christian. But the Opus Dei that I have heard about is the Opus Dei that was founded during Generalissimo Franco’s fascist regime in Spain in the late 1930's.” vial Opus Dei. Fejfar One hears quite a bit about Opus Dei these days. or Brasil? I personally have never heard of an Opus Dei street mission. This seems a little bit odd for an ultra conservative organization.. Instead. but ends up in Nazi Party coffers in Portugal. What if Opus Dei is really a Nazi front organization dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church and its social justice movement? Now. I have heard that Opus Dei is a movement dedicated to helping the poor. if Opus Dei is in fact Nazi. one hears rumors and second hand information. though? Perhaps. But.Chapter 16 1 Is Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? By Anthony J. Of course there is the Opus Dei of the movie the Da Vinci Code which may be real to some extent. Esq. Now. or food bank. Switzerland. then it makes sense. or anything else. but by the Nazi Party. just prior to World War II. what if the money does not go to help the poor.D. But. J. Instead of helping the poor. it is very difficult to track down concrete facts about Opus Dei. Fejfar. For example. not by Franco’s fascist party. what if Opus Dei is dedicated to .
.exterminating the poor? What if Opus Dei is using psychiatry to put progressive and spiritual Catholics in psychiatric wards. it must come clean and tell us what its real mission is. 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. and what it does with its money. driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization.
on the other hand. even more important than individual rights. Fejfar. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J..Chapter 17 Is the Green Party in Germany the Nazi Party Of the Future? By Anthony J.” I’m not sure I would want to live in an environmentally “perfect” world with no liberty. “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. It would be horrible. it would not be much of a world if we all had But. J. Protecting Nature is the most important thing.D. I know that I wouldn’t. Now. individual rights but no air to breath. Fejfar The Green Party is a pro-environmental political party which originated in Germany. granted. in fact. to the detriment of everyone else. Esq.. Non- . Nazi Germany came to power in large part because Adolph Hitler argued for the racial supremacy of Aryan Germans. My problem is that I think that the Green Party has the potential to be totalitarian. who can argue with that? Patrick Henry. said. an American revolutionary. The basic platform of the Green Party is that Nature should be our number one value. Here is my argument. Now.
labor camps. couln’t all non Green Party Members (read non Nazi Party Members) be executed for the sake of population control? What’s to stop this? Food for thought. With no individual rights to protects us. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy. . Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps.Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do.
even though the entire common law is based in the first instance on property law. were seen as delusional.A. Because Karl Marx said private property was evil in the Communist Manifesto.D. Of course this had been true for awhile anyway. it is widely known that attendance is not taken at top ten law schools. those who argued that individual rights and due process are important. in the Communist Manifesto asserted that Law is an illusion and the only real forces in society are economic forces. So. Only the ordinary law schools ever received an A.. It all started when the American Bar Association stopped regulating law schools. Esq.B. were ignored. The first assault on the Rule of Law came when top ten law schools stopped having a required course in Property law. What rules there were. In fact. It is law school without school. Karl Marx.Chapter 18 Law School: An Oxymoron An Allegory By Anthony J. No one goes to class. The “top” law schools are never inspected. and all that is left is a fascist dictatorship.. for example. As soon a Property was gone. Fejfar. B. the final and most decisive blow was to make Constitutional Law an elective which most students did not bother taking. J. Fejfar This is an allegorical tale about a world in which law school has ceased to exist.A. inspection. the Rule of Law is gone. Soon. it also began to disappear from . If Law is an illusion then it soon became apparent at “top” law schools that Constitutional Law was an illusion as well. “top” law schools stopped requiring that Property be taken as a class. As soon as the Constitution disappeared from law schools. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The whole thing is ridiculous..
the Courts. Sadly. . Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law were murdered without a shot even being fired.
sometimes Pro Bono clients don’t like the lawyer or the work he is doing and sue for malpractice. Lawyers sometimes take on cases Pro Bono. On one view. and suddenly casual conversation turns into the other person’s hunt for free legal advice. come to mind. in my opinion. Law practice is hard enough dealing with Ethics Rules without having to think about malpractice on top of that.. off the cuff advice. The other situation which I would like to discuss is that of lawyer charity. Sometimes the case is simply interesting. Two. Fejfar. or really thinking it through. Unfortunately lawyers can now be held liable for malpractice in some situations where.. a Court can hold that the lawyer had a duty to give the conversation partner reasonably correct advice.D. or a kid’s baseball game. a lawyer can create an attorney-client relationship without even knowing it.A.Chapter 19 Limiting Lawyer Malpractice By Anthony J. B. above. again arguing that the lawyer had a duty to give reasonable representation and didn’t. that is without charging a fee. but the conversation partner “client” then “relies” on this advice and it turn out to be incomplete or wrong. sometimes the reason is political or jurisprudential. In this situation. thus committed malpractice. J. I would like to argue that in both situations. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. This can happen when a lawyer goes to a party. Pro Bono work. Fejfar Lawyers hate legal malpractice even more than their clients. first Cocktail Party. or a bar. and didn’t. sometimes the client is poor. that the lawyer should be exempt from being sued for legal malpractice. the cocktail party advice. A thoughtful lawyer might say a word or two without doing any legal research.. and second. Esq. and the pro bono case. In any event. When you stop and . or Pro Bono work. it is not appropriate.
the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration. 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.think about it. Unless the lawyer is being paid. .
The beauty of Lonergan is that his epistemology is fallible. one might in a sense create a world of “virtual reality. J. Insight. First. and judges or reflect that some thing is or is not probably true. Similarly. If one is so sure that one’s probable judgment of fact is correct. Lonergan did not reconcile evolution with classical philosophy. In my work dealing with Critical Thomist philosophy. while Lonergan was sympathetic to the idea of evolution. some call him a Transcendental Thomist. Aristotle.” In his book.” While Lonergan was obviously sympathetic to Plato. one simply revises one’ judgment. Esq. Fejfar Bernard Lonergan’s philosophical work has been described in various ways. moves to understanding. I build upon Lonergan’s work in a number of respects. Fejfar. then this becomes a “”virtually unconditioned judgment of fact.. Lonergan did not reconcile his notion of statistical probability with the classical view. Some call Lonergan a Critical Realist. One might say then that if one builds up enough virtually unconditioned judgments of fact.” Here one finds the de facto real. Lonergan point out that one begins with experience. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Such a judgment. is only virtually real. and Thomas Aquinas. it is not actually real. Lonergan spends a great deal of time discussing statistical probability. . however.D.Chapter 20 Lonergan and Critical Thomism By Anthony J.. Lonergan argued that we know much of reality through what he called a “probable judgment of fact. If one finds that one’s understanding or judgment was incorrect.
Similarly. or logical accident in my Critical Thomist work. accidental cause etc. A statistical divergence from a classical rule in Lonergan. While Lonergan obviously was influenced by classical philosophy he was not able to reconcile his new Critical Realist philosophy with classical thought.My Critical Thomism does both. . accident. material form. is known as an illiteration. I argue that evolution is structured in part through such classical concepts as substantial form.
always hypnotizing him to consciously forget the training session afterwards. his consciousness was gifted with intuition from child birth. Fejfar.Chapter 21 1 Mind Control: An Allegory A work of Fiction By Anthony J... the charter of the CIA specifically prohibits CIA agents from spying domestically in the United States. not the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). When Joe was 3 years old. Sometimes an NCA agent would come and get him out of class and give him training. His mind. at the height of the cold war. his NCA mentor began working with Joe’s unconscious Joe was taught to be a “sleeper agent” on behalf of the mind using psychic abilities. J. during the Kennedy administration. . a type of hypnosis. In fact. Joe took an ESP test given by the NCA in his preschool class and was recruited . He was told about aspects of American and European History that the general public was not aware of. He was also taught the basic principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Fejfar Joe Scanlon works for the National Counterintelligence Agency (NCA). Growing up in the midwest United States. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the NCA is responsible for domestic espionage in the United States. Although it is not widely known. Esq. Joe Scanlon was an intuitive kid. Finally.D.
That is. finishing at the top of his class. and his students. While Joe kept his mouth shut. For example. “hey. no one ever came up to him and said. At age 40. Gradually. Joe got married and had two children. Joe majored in management in undergraduate school and then went to law school. and After two years of inner work he began to channel ordinary people at the . After two nights without sleep he was suddenly internally dialoging with an aspect of himself called Regina. the Vice-Dean. it was channeled to him that the Dean. grocery store. It happened. the faculty. but no real time response. in the case of a coup attempt against the government. Joe figured that he was channeling these people “just out of frame” in a parallel universe. most of his training began to done psychicly in his sleep. Joe got activated by the NCA. are we channeling together?” Joe kept teaching at the law school and soon discovered that he was channeling the Dean. it appeared to him that he was finally having some sort of real time effect. Regina soon left his conscious mind and he began to meet other persons on the astral plane in his mind’s eye. On a conscious level. Joe did not even know that he was an NCA operative. He didn’t know this consciously. 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.United States government and the NCA in his own country. internally. but it definitely happened. 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. He had all sorts of interesting coversations with people. Most of the beings he met internally were vicious and uncooperative. Vice-Dean. at first.
About this time Joe began channeling the NCA watch desk. spiritual. Based upon channeled information. Al Queda. and social justice wings of the Catholic church to further the agenda of the totalitarian Nazi Party. CIA headquarters.most of faculty were Opus Dei. While the naive underlings at Opus Dei were told that the mission of Opus Dei was to “restore” Papal authority in the Church. Soon. the real mission of Opus Dei was to destroy the intellectual. . Finally. Joe was able to determine that Opus Dei was a Nazi front organization and the Al Queda was a Nazi terrorist organization. he was reporting information psychically to the NCA at Langley. at Langley. Joe discovered that Opus Dei and Al Queda were using psychic abilities in combination with Neuro-Linguistic Programming. in order to brain wash Americans and use mind control on them to convert them to the Nazi cause. with some connections with the Cuban KGB. Virginia.
not simply through an undifferentiated idea of wisdom or intuition. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. Fejfar. not on the level of understanding as the idealist. understanding. “Cognitional Structure.. the .” It is possible if one puts one’s mind in a trance state. rationalists. intuitive judgment and reflection. as some other logical positivists would have use believe. B. to bracket or give up all meaning categories. Bernard Lonergan presents his basic epistemological stance. Esq.. it is such an important topic that I thought I would touch on it again.D. in order to have any conscious understanding of experience at all. takes place not on the level of empirical consciousness as the empiricists and some logical positivists would have us believe. On the level of experience knowing is much like Philosopher Husserl would have us believe when we institute the Epoche. according to Lonergan. J. In fact. but rather through the threefold interrelated structure of experience. Another example of experience is produced when considering the experiment of placing a straight stick into a glass tank of water. This would be much like an infant’s mind who is trying to understand his or her world before having the gift of language.” found in Second Collection (1967)(Imprimautur and Nihil obstat) (the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval of the Catholic Church). Fejfar Although I have discussed Lonergan’s Cogntional Structure before. Jesuit Philosopher.A. and try to “bracket at preconceptions and let the thing (body) speak for itself. using phenomenological method. In his Essay.Chapter 22 Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure By Anthony J. as some others might have us believe. we must institute the Epoche. To the experience of the observer. Knowing.
On the level of understanding. we must become Intuitive Mystics. tells us otherwise. poetry.stick looks crooked. even though our sense impressions. All real art. Insight on the levels of both understanding and judgment comes from Intuition. we can critically judge that the stick is straight and not crooked. we can hypothesize that the stick is really straight. If we wish to be successful and to really be Lonerganians. and new inventions. Intuition is a natural gift of the Spirit. This experiment shows us that Logical Positivism as a philosophy is flawed at best. Intuition serves us much better than Omniscience. by way of visual sense impression. bending light in such a way that the stick. The water acts as a prism. new philosophy. blatantly false at worst. . even though it looks crooked. as the result of an optical illusion. comes from Intuition. Intuition can also be developed or increased through the use of meditation and the receipt of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. or experience. Although Lonergan did not discuss it. has the appearance of being crooked. On the level of judgment. new theology. it is clear that level three consciousness involves the intuitive functions of judgment and reflection.
Chapter 231 Motivation and Self-Transcendence By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Abraham Maslow, in his work on management and work motivation, states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization.” highest level of motivation is that of Self-Transcendence. In his Book, “Motivation and Personality,” Abraham Maslow describes the levels of motivation that humans have based on human needs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Physiological Needs Safety Needs Belongingness Needs Esteem Needs Self-Actualization Needs I, on the other hand, argue that the
Thus, the most basic need for a human being is food, clothing, shelter, etc. Next, is the need to be safe from attack or natural disaster. Next, is the need to belong. Next is the need to have selfesteem, or to feel good or positive about what one has accomplished. Finally, there is the need to selfactualize. The need to self-actualize is the need to actualize meaningful projects in one’s life. But, I argue there is at least one more level of Need, and Motivation, that is, Self-Transcendence. Thus, the scale of needs is as follows:
1. Physiological Safety Needs 2. Belongingness Needs 3. Esteem Needs 4. Self-Actualization Needs 5. The Need for Self-Transcendence Jesuit Philosopher Bernard Lonergan argues in his work that humans have a need for SelfTranscendence. This means that one must move beyond the ego to the Self, and, then, Transcend with the Self. The Self is the Spiritual aspect of the person. Thus, Self-transcendence means that one transcends the ego with the Self and chooses higher Spiritual Values. I argue that this, level, SelfTranscendence, is the Highest Level of Human Motivation, and that Maslow’s work needs to be revised.
Chapter 24 Natural Law and Music By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar Some people doubt the existence of Natural Law. Some go as far as to say that believing in Natural Law is delusional. Typically, we think of Natural Law as applying in such areas as Ethics or Morality. But in fact, Natural Law applies across a wide spectrum of human activity. One such area is Music. Now, you may not know it, but Music has a Natural Law Mathematical structure to it. The tones and octaves of Music can be represented Mathematically. In fact, during the Medieval period in Europe, Royals and the Nobility were tutored in Music by learning the Mathematics of Music first, before learning to play a musical instrument. Some composers of Music also understand the Natural Law Mathematics of Music and use this knowledge in writing new Music. Now, you may not have really understood the point here. A carved flute, a set of drums with tones, a strung guitar of wood, all can be made my human hands and played, and, the Music which comes out of each of these instruments, magically, so to speak, can be understood and represented Mathematically. Thus, it is clear, by reason of this proof, that Natural Law Music inheres naturally in the very state of Reality itself, prior to any human understanding of it. This, of course, applies by analogy in other areas of human endevour.
Catholic Social Justice advocates. J. During that time period you could basically figure that blacks and jews were in the Democratic Party and were anti-Nazi. That time was not that long ago. who would be? Answer. Nazis joining with jewish and black Nazis to form a new fascist political alliance. and. instead of going after blacks and jews like you might expect. . So we have white Aryan.. Portugal and East Germany. What started happening is this.Chapter 25 Nazi Dupes A Political Allegory By Anthony J. B.A.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar There once was a time when you knew you could count on certain things. The problem was of course that if the jews and the blacks were not to be the Nazi victims. Maybe only 20 or 30 years ago. And I guess that these people are basically bullies and cowards. Nazis started coming to the United States from Brazil. But then something happened. The Nazi pogrom was getting underway when the Catholic realized what was happening and put an end to it. I guess people started forgetting about World War II and I guess they started not believing in the United States Constitution. Catholic liberal democrats. Hispanic Catholics (non Cuban) and the mentally ill. Fejfar.D. they started recruiting them.. presumably German. Esq. Spiritually Catholic people.
For example. then in Oblivion. Fejfar.Chapter 26 Oblivion An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J.. If I enter Oblivion with the idea of loving and helping Others. Rational Self Interest for myself and others.. B. wishing the worst for all who live there. then Oblivion will produce positive things for me. others will love and help me. and SelfTranscendence or Compassion for myself and others. then. and some are banished to Oblivion. Fejfar There is a place called “Oblivion. In Oblivion. as one acts in relation to reality.D. Esq. If I go into Oblivion with the attitude of trying to Murder and Torture everyone there. and immediately. . Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. then that is what I will find for both myself and others in Oblivion. then I will be murdered and tortured. Oblivion is a Place where the entire World of Oblivion is structured by the Metaphysical Quiddity of Reciprocity. acts back upon the person in a similar way. reality.” It is located outside of Space-Time. On the other hand. If I enter oblivion with the idea of autonomy for myself and others. Oblivion acts immediately back to make my world the worst of all possible worlds for me.A.. reciprocally. What does this mean? It means that automatically. if one enters Oblivion with a Positive Attitude. Self-Actualization for myself and others. Some go to Oblivion voluntarily. everyone is forced to be reciprocal. if I enter Oblivion with a negative attitude. J.
If you are negative you will find Hell. . if you are ever offered Oblivion here. or in the hereafter. de facto. and if you are positive. be careful.So. de facto. you will find Heaven.
and charged criminally with aggrevated assault on a police officer. John Doe insists that he never committed aggrevated assault. Soon after this. John Doe thinks that he has the protection of free speech and freedom of the press under the United States Constitution. John Doe is a political columnist for a local newspaper. After the transfer.. interestingly enough. and that the cop and prosecutor made the whole thing up. Fejfar. can help to end the “frame” of a criminal defendant.” and then at the time of his discharge. and then later charged criminally with aggrevated assault for alledgedly hitting the cop who arrested him on the original involuntary commitment. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. this may seem unfair. John Doe is arrested. Here’s how it works.. B. John Doe complains to the forensic psychiatrist that he has been “framed” by the police and prosecutor on false charges. Fejfar While I have sometimes been critical of psychiatry in the past. John Doe spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward for having “dangerous ideas. but in fact this is probably the only way that John Doe will avoid spending the rest of his life in . Esq. what he does is to diagnose John Doe with schizo-affective disorder for having the “delusion” of being “framed. I would like to point out one instance where psychiatry helps promote justice.A.. John Doe spends 20 days in jail and then is transferred to a forensic psychiatric ward for evaluation of judicial competency to stand trial. involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward. Psychiatry. What is the forensic psychiatrist to do in this situation? Well. J.D. John Doe writes a political column where he makes fun of the local govenor for being corrupt.Chapter 27 Psychiatry and Justice By Anthony J. is arrested off the ward.” Now.
. The psychiatrist presumes John Doe to be delusional about the frame. one way or the other in order for this technique to work. Whether he knows it or not. the psychiatrist is a hero.prison as a result of the frame. 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.
or so.. Others think that there will be no sex at all in Heaven and that beautiful people will not be allowed in. What is the nature of Heaven? What is Heaven like? Well.. as good as evil. and of course. Then there is Hell. Obviously. Others think that this would be boring and not Heaven. Fejfar Once upon a time a lot of people believed in Heaven and Hell.Chapter 28 Purgatory and the Nature of Reality By Anthony J.. So. Some think that Heaven is like Paradaise. Since about 1960. and that Heaven will be filled with great food. and Hell as Heaven. suffering torture. Some think that we will spend eternity in heaven going to church and praying. entertainment. in point of fact there is no agreement. just waiting for the perfect relationship.A. even some Satanist think that they will be going to Heaven. First let us talk about Heaven. I argue that Purgatory best represents the real Nature of Reality and that both Heaven and Hell are antiquated concepts. with a suitable number of beautiful women (or men) of the opposite sex.. and Heaven as Hell. most people come to the more sensible conclusion that good people go the Heaven and evil people go to Hell. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. Fejfar.D. they define evil as good. B. These are extremely irrational people who think that anything can mean anything. Hell has become an increasingly unpopular concept. Even longer ago in time. Interestingly. They are so deluded that they think that they will go to Heaven for being evil. etc. Esq. The idea that a Good God would leave a person in Hell forever. seemed a . many people believed in Purgatory.
Where before. then obviously a person in Hell is not separated from him. I guess it was possible that some would spend a very long time in Purgatory. my Protestant friend might think I was going to Hell for not being a “Born Again” Christian. Satan is considered to be evil. after ecumenism. Purgatory is a place for education. If you were truly evil then you went to Hell. If God is in charge in Hell. So. not Satan. Purgatory is defined as a place which is conducive to Spiritual Growth. I would like to argue that Heaven and Hell no longer exist. many of us cheated. if one was Satanically evil. In fact. Obviously. then. But. this began to fade. Many Catholics and Protestants are ecumenical. they try to find the Spirit in other religious traditions.” Now. the idea was that you spent time in Purgatory before you could go to Heaven. and I. the problem was that Satan was in charge in Hell. or to define it out of existence. then one might ask why Satan would torture you in Hell. you could not go to Hell. that is. Somehow. or something else. In fact. Once in Purgatory. So people soon either tried to redefine Hell. if they ever did. Additionally. praying for a friend or relative who was in the “wrong” religion. never quite “getting it. reflection. It’s hard for a kid to think that one of his parents was going to Hell for being in the wrong religion. in the old view. But. and instead what exists is something like Purgatory. instead one is being punished by him.little bit extreme. it is generally thought that Satan tempts people to be evil on Earth. Perhaps he might reward you for being evil. there were always conceptual problems with Hell. even in the old view. both cannot be true. some contemporary theologians define Hell as the complete separation from God. and Spiritual . The last problem with Hell is ecumenism. Finally. it only makes sense that people are punished in Hell if God is in charge in Hell. On the other hand. This was especially true when there were children of mixed Protestant Catholic marriages. there is Purgatory. his Catholic friend might think that he was going to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. In the old view.
Purgatory is a Spirit World which is based upon the paradigm of spiritual and intellectual growth. that we return to between lives on Earth. Hell only exists for those who reject the existence of Purgatory.” on the bottom end. If we do not learn our lessons in the Spirit World. Recall. Those who are in sync with this paradigm find Purgatory to be Heavenly. In his book. then we must learn them on Earth in later lives. and for no others. It is this World. at this point the notion of Reincarnation. Journey of Souls. You see. Newton describes a Spirit World which is ordered toward spiritual and intellectual growth. . by psychologist Michael Newton. this Purgatory. Perhaps. it would seem that the notion of a “Perfect” Heaven is not logical. and those who are not. find it to be Hellish. to “Virtual Hell. then you are going to find Purgatory to be a difficult place to be. if you spend all your time on Earth being antiintellectual and anti-spiritual.Growth. I argue that Reincarnation is ordered toward personal growth. One might argue that Purgatory ranges from “Virtual Heaven” on the top end. Since spiritual growth can go on forever. both spiritually and intellectually. then.
it makes sense that it could shift its structure and manifest as a wave rather than a particle. This was an anomaly that the professor could not explain. Since the Quanta subatomic particle is a chameleon particle. now. here is the explanation that I am proposing.. First of all. I had a physics class in which we studied the properties of light. No atoms. I am going to argue that all Sunlight is composed of Photon subatomic particles. just Photons which are subatomic particles..Chapter 29 Quantum Physics and Sunlight By Anthony J. . What I remember is that Sunlight acts both as a Wave and as a Particle. no molecules. After giving it some thought. B. the problem raised above. Esq. I argue that each Photon subatomic particle is really a Quanta subatomic particle. Fejfar.D.A. How is it that Sunlight can have both a particle and a wave function? My answer is this.. This hypothesis seems to confirmed by the very nature of Sunlight itself. But. J. certainly no cells. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Under the Unified Quantum Field Theory which I have developed. Fejfar When I was a undergraduate student at Creighton University.
that is. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that is. or the Love of Logic. typically philosophers or lawyers. It is a Love which is ordered toward higher things. that the type of Love involved is parental love. In fact. This is why Reason is superior to Rationality. Because there is an affective element to Reason it is not as coldly objective as rationality itself. is 90% logic and 10% love (of logic).. . Esq. Fejfar.A. Fejfar Some philosophers have equated Reason with Rationality. A Rational person typically does not compromise and does not feel compassion.. the two are not the same.. Reason. B. however. A Reasonable person can compromise and a Reasonable person can feel compassion.Chapter 30 Reason and Higher Love By Anthony J. This point is made by Developmental Psychologist. The Love of Logic is a Higher Love. It is intellectual love. Logic. who love logic. Erikson is mistaken in saying. They love the beauty of a logical syllogism and the beauty of logic itself. then.D. Erik Erikson. There are human beings. J. Erickson argues that Reason is composed of both an affective element. Love. I would argue that the Love involved with Reason is in fact intellectual Love. and a rational element. Instead.
Hell. and it goes something like this. in general. what type of body you will have.A. or put them on a psychiatric ward.. You spend part of your time selecting where you will live. that after death in a given life. Esq. No going back to Earth. No second chances. And.Chapter 31 Reincarnational Estoppel: An Allegory By Anthony J. Now. Fejfar. J. You die and then your Eternal Soul goes to Heaven. In this Spirit World. Here is the problem. one first has a life review of one’s immediate past life. but instead to someplace like Purgatory. . what you learned and what you didn’t learn. 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. typically. who your parents will be. looking at what you did right or wrong. Even more so.. not to Hell. There is no doubt about it. one suspects. that each of us has a Eternal Soul. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. The idea of reincarnation. what country you will live in. one’s Soul goes not to Heaven. not too much fun. You then prepare to come to Earth for you next life. Fejfar Life is tough. and. Many in our society are taught that reincarnation is a false doctrine and because of this do not believe in reincarnation. of course. and for your next life. which is typically thought of as a Spirit World. ensouling your body between the 6 month and 9th month of your mother’s pregnancy. All of this in spite of the First Amendment protection that all of us are supposed to have for religious or philosophical beliefs. etc. One of the toughest things in life is deciding whether or not to believe in reincarnation. or put them in jail. forever. You are then placed with a Soul Group where you spend time studying. not exactly. there is another story out there. is.D. B. or Purgatory.
one who denies reincarnation. In this sense the old person that was. is estopped in Equity from reincarnating. that is. one who persecutes others for believing in reincarnation. Hell. and then is forced to reincarnate under the supervision of Spirit Guides or Archangels. . Instead the person spends some time in Heaven. is now gone forever. or Purgatory and then gets a “mind wash” forgetting all past life experience and identity. Under the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel.Which brings up the last point here. and even more so.
in his work on management and work motivation. but it is more than that. Self-Actualization can be defined at a person’s attempt to actualize projects which that person finds meaningful.D. you! Your meaning. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. attentiveness. The projects which the self-actualizing person attempts to implement. In the first instance. intelligence and reason. The second aspect of Self-Actualization is the notion of “actualization. are projects which that person finds meaningful. but does not spend a great deal of time discussing exactly what Self-Actualization is. actualize means to make something happen. So.. Self-Actualization only takes place in the context of a project which the . states that the highest level of motivation is that of “Self-Actualization. Fejfar. positive intentionality.Chapter 32 1 Self-Actualization By Anthony J.” The person must actualize a project. To actualize means to use love. Hatred and other base or negative emotions have no place in self-actualization. Fejfar Abraham Maslow. J. Finally. Not someone else. Esq.. creativity. the first thing we can say about Self-Actualization is that it is existential in nature.” Maslow spends a great deal of time describing what self-actualizing people do when working. to help bring the project into existence.
Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. The intelligent parent and manager should keep the above in mind when attempting to motivate a child or employee to work. . Self-Actualization is practical. Self-Actualizing people work on something. The above. then describes Self-Actualization.person is trying to implement.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 33 Seth. God the Son (Logos).. Consciousness. Thus. that Substance itself is the same as Consciousness is Seth’s system.A. is the integration of Being. B. and Substance. Logos involves Creative Form. Substance is a metaphysical quiddity which involves Absolute Relationality.. somehow. . for Seth. Critical Thomist realism and Sethian idealism are reconciled. Fejfar. it is apparent that Consciousness. How then. that Consciousness. Finally. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). Love and Truth. which creatively produces forms or ideas which structure reality. I. in many ways parallels the trinity that I have described above.D. for Seth. Seth argues that the ultimate nature of Reality is Consciousness. and that the ideas which Creatively Flow from Consciousness are the basis for structuring and creating our Reality. for Seth. Esq. Being holds all forms in place as Form of Form. on the other hand. Logos. can these two views of the fundamental nature of reality be reconciled? In point of fact. I imagine that if we had to pick one of the three. it is apparent that the metaphysical trinity that I have described performs the same function as Consciousness. have argued that reality flows from the tripartite function of God the Father (Being). Fejfar In the Seth books by Jane Roberts. Thus. I suppose. and Critical Thomism By Anthony J.. J.
and I think it can. then. Esq. The Holy Spirit. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue. the Holy Spirit. Substance. is Truth. Fejfar.Chapter 34 Substance and the Holy Spirit By Anthony J. What is the Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine. Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute. as Substance is Absolute Relationality. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible..” What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well. I argue that when it comes to God. As I have argued before. then. 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. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative. Only Intuition or Mysticism can really understand this.D. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility. the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance of the Holy Spirit. J. then it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit.. . Fejfar Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. B. but this is it. Absolute Relationality.A.. and Love.
a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money. the lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. Fejfar. the tenant’s estate was considered to be a non- freehold interest which was governed by common law property law in the law courts. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights. however.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J... . that is.A. The rent was in essence the loaned money. One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. but because of the usurious origins of the lease. B. the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land. Instead.D. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. equity did not. lending money at interest. and lease the land from the landlord noble for less than fair market value as a way of collecting interest. The tenant should be seen as receiving an equitable estate or equitable use from the landlord so that equity courts can intervene on behalf of tenants against the more powerful landlords. J. and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. Soon. Instead of a loan with interest. that is. 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.
and fully kid. I have read books by various authors who all agree that spirit guides or angels work with us in our sleep to help us. Esq. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Not only do they experience Christmas and the Nativity during the magical play stages of childhood. fully human. Fejfar. For Catholics. I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly . the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. by the way. Cradle Catholic kids. Baptism is Magic. Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age.D. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child. especially cradle Catholics. 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. Fully God.Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints. J.
For those converts who are not Cradle Catholics. . Moreover. The Cradle Catholic kid of age two. (out of body experience). to really get it. shifting his or her soul or astral body into Heaven where he or she plays with the Christ Child as is taught many secrets of Catholic Wisdom. every Cradle Catholic kid has the Christ Child as his or her primary teacher. I can only say that with Catholic Reincarnation. in his or her sleep has an OBE. you will have to try another life born as a Cradle Catholic.baptized.
it is possible that a lawyer will recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a given case. Some argue too much. and the money recovered on behalf of the client. the ethics rules prohibit a lawyer from loaning money to a client on the theory that this creates a conflict of interest.D. The idea is that it all evens out. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. They only take “winning” cases and when they win they get paid handsomely. Another way of financing a case in litigation is for the client to barrow money. Fejfar. and. Contingent Fees are thought to be immoral. Fejfar In Europe.. however. the lawyer receives 25% of any recovery which takes place before trial. and 40% of any recovery which takes place on appeal or as a result of an appeal. while in the United States. this situation. Given. J. that some contingent fee lawyers are very good at what they do. 33% of any recovery which takes place during or as a result of trial.. Contingent Fee lawyers argue that this system is just because they don’t always win every case.A.Chapter 37 The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses By Anthony J. and very successful too. B. In lawsuits where a large amount of damages are alleged. In order to make up for the loss in a losing case. Traditional financing is difficult to come by for the ordinary client. Traditionally. is there anything that we could come up with which would take the best of the contingent fee and the . Contingent Fees to Attorney’s in Plaintiff’s civil cases are fairly common. the lawyer gets what appears to be a large windfall in a winning case. 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. The problem is. Esq. if the case is won.
Expenses are also reimbursed from the Client’s Lawyer Trust Fund Account. a bank or a law firm. in a typical case. the lender bank or Law Firm will be entitled to a $15. But the amount of the contingent loan is based upon the actual attorney’s fees charged and expenses incurred. .000 business loss on its income tax return. Attorney’s Firm loans Client $15. Because of the risk involved. I also argue that this way of financing civil litigation would be economically efficient. in a case where no money is recovered for the Client in the lawsuit. There really is no more conflict of interest for a lawyer than there would be with an ordinary contingent fee.000 as a Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses. This is like a contingent fee because the obligation to repay is contingent upon the client’s recovery of money in a lawsuit. So. 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. This money then goes into the Lawyer Trust Fund account for the Client’s benefit. Successful civil lawsuits end illegal freeloading by persons who break the law. A Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses is a loan made by an investor. where repayment of the loan is contingent upon the client recovering money in a lawsuit. Additionally.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. I argue that this new litigation financing vehicle is ethical and legal. the bank or Law Firm get a premium interest rate of 25% on the principal amount per annum. against which the lawyer will bill his fee of $150 per hour. or another person.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. you have a checking account. it may be that the idea of a little knowledge is inspiring rather than dangerous as some might think. J.A. If I were to follow the rules that I learned in my accounting classes. This is economically inefficient.. maybe only two or three dollars. If you are like me. Interestingly.D. 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. Now. In fact. B. performing an audit. Once again. Fejfar Although I must admit that I have only had 6 hours of accounting. if you look at your check register. I found that I was spending over $100 to correct an error which was only two or three dollars. if the accountant is billing hourly. At the end of the audit.. in trying to balance my checkbook over the years I have found that I am typically off by a small amount of money. The interesting thing about a checking account is that it is remarkably like an accounting system. in an account which had anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars in it. and. if the company had $3 billion budget and the . and. there is a column for both credits and debits. the issue which confronts me with my checkbook can also confront a Certified Public Accountant. Fejfar. Esq. things are supposed to balance. I would have to spend hours trying to find out why my balance was off by two or three dollars. down to about $500. Since I think that my time as a lawyer is worth at least $50 per hour. the time taken to find the error might be very expensive..Chapter 38 The Correcting Entry: Toward a New Generally Recognized Accounting Principle By Anthony J. Of course it costs money to have an audit performed.
and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot. The idea. . is that when you are only off by a small amount. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account. 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. but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. it does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars in accountant time trying to correct the problem. attractivc to me as a lawyer.balance was off only by $100. 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.
it is Gray Being. allowed his base emotions to control his mind rather than relying on the higher emotions. one should have the attitude of love. The base emotions are fear. and Hatred. he allowed himself to develop and use Black Magic instead of Gray Magic. Annakin Skywalker. fails in his attempt to integrate the Dark Side of the Force during his lifetime. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Luke Skywalker is encouraged to integrate the Dark Side of the Force. Fejfar. Annakin.. . Esq. the Force takes the place of Being as the primary metaphysical concept. jeolousy. as such. J. without being engulfed. hatred. Annakin is overcome by the Dark Side and becomes the evil Darth Vader. The secret of this is of course to stay with Gray Magic and not to stray into the realm of Black Magic. and the Star Wars Universe.D. Loving everything and everyone as much as possible.Chapter 39 1 The Dark Side of the Force By Anthony J. never works. Instead. If the Force exists. Real detachment comes from love not from repression. Fejfar In Star Wars. It destroys the person who hates as much as anyone else. first. Luke’s father. Annakin’s failure is twofold. Second.. not Black.
B.. not wanting to be either Roman Catholic or Anglican (The Church of England). I think that this first happened in the Kingdom of Bohemia. what is now part of the Czech Republic. Bohemia was Byzantine Catholic up until the time of King Henry the Eight of England. You see. in the East. take the position that the Episcopalian Catholic Church has been around for quite some time. Fejfar. I. most people are familiar with the Episcopalian Protestant Church. . who had for a time as his Queen. that it takes on the name of the Episcopalian Catholic Church.. Anne of Bohemia. Now.Chapter 40 The Episcopalian Catholic Church By Anthony J.A. it is still well known that the Byzantine Catholic Church exists. Many people that we consider to be Eastern Orthodox Christians. I have come to the conclusion that I am an Episcopalian Catholic. however. instead it was right on the edge. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. You see. J. When Henry broke from Rome and started the Anglican Church. also known as Anne Boleyn. are really Byzantine Catholic. Fejfar After much reflection. Catholics in Bohemia started calling themselves Episcopalian Catholic. nor Roman Catholic. Bohemia became part of Great Britain. we just didn’t realize it. These Bohemians were left stranded in the British Isles after Henry divorced Anne Boleyn and started the Church of England. but rather Episcopalian Catholic.D. Esq. so the idea of an Episcopalian Catholic Church may seem a little bit odd. I don’t think that Bohemia was ever really part of the Roman Empire. I argue that when the Byzantine Catholic Church comes West. I argue that when Anne came to England to marry Henry she brought with her tens of thousands of Bohemians from her Kingdom.. I argue that the House of Stuart had ties to the Bohemian aristocracy and was not Anglican. When Henry married Anne.
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. or the Roman Catholic Church. the Colonists left the Anglican Church. the Episcopalian Protestant Church. and now were faced with an even more interesting dilemma. It is time for the Episcopalian Catholic Church to develop its own identity. I argue that many of us are Episcopalian Catholic. they were not Roman Catholic. Thus. prior to the revolutionary war. that is the Church of England which supported the monarchy of King George. These Episcopalians. even today. however. More immigrants came from Bohemia and Great Britain over time to America who were Episcopalian Catholic. and they were not Episcopalian Protestant.When Episcopalian Catholics came to the American Colonies. and joined the Episcopalian Church. . When the revolutionary war came. They were not Anglican. but few Episcopalian Catholic Churches. they found Anglican Churches and Roman Catholic Churches. even though we may be formally affiliated with the Anglican Church.
So. if Rawlins could find the “third way” and “think outside the box. Life seems to give many either/or situations to us. In the stress of the situation. When Rawlins trys to help Beagle get Beagle’s hand loose from under the crashed aircraft.. 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. Rawlins did not even try this innovative solution.” then maybe a better solution to the problem might present itself.” or sometime called. another fighter pilot in Beagle’s squandron. J..” the ABA Journal. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Rawlins is apparently faced with an either/or situation. he has no success. however. Beagle’s right hand is caught between the ground and the wing of his crashed fighter plane. or he leaves him there to die from enemy shell fire. Steve Keeva wrote about this in relation to legal practice. Esq. Rawlins. Flyboys. and seemingly did not even think about it.D. 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. “thinking outside the box. Either he cuts off Beagle’s hand..Chapter 41 The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys By Anthony J.A. In the movie. In . lands in the no-man zone in an attempt to rescue Beagle. Fejfar. I watched the movie several times before it occurred to me that if the shovel was that sharp. Fejfar In the Movie. B. There is another approach to this type of situation. there is a scene where Beagle. 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. which is called “the third way.
. a better solution to the problem.Creativity is a gift and it is a gift which often disappears in high stress situations. lawyers. etc. . If we are trying to create a better world. doctors. I argue that we need to train managers. then Beagle would have been able to escape with both hands intact. to develop the ability to be creative or intuitive under stress. The same is true of intution. If Rawlins had been able to do this. Obviously.
it works like this: I start out an argument having the key word defined implicitly or explicitly as Definition A. I am on a law faculty and one of the faculty members believes in liberation theology.” Now.. that is Theosphany. and gets put on a psychiatric ward.Chapter 42 The Fallacy of Shifting Ground By Anthony J. Let us assume for the sake of argument that the word Theosphany means political theology. “Theosphany. Esq.” Stan Smith replies. At a faculty meeting.” “No. Theosphany doesn’t really even have a definition. during the middle of the argument I then. the the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. here comes the shift in ground. Joe Farmer tries to defend himself. and often unnoticed forms of arguing falsely. (Phil.A.” says Joe Farmer. but I’ll make one up. Here is the situation. Fejfar. Stan Smith attacks the professor. Joe Farmer. “Theospany does not include the Bible. that Theosphany is a serious sin. Joe Farmer replies. without really letting anyone know. as far as I know. “But you’re a republican you are against abortion on the basis of the Bible. B. that’s Theosphany too. I’ll make up an interesting word.).” Now. and continue the argument. its not. Stan Smith tells everyone that Theosphany is one of the most terrible crimes there is. J. as he gets fired from his job for Theosphany. and additionally. “Why do you think that I have committed Theosphany?” “Well.” Stan Smith says. Let me give an example. “you believe in Liberation Theology.” “Oh. or fallaciously. and accuse him of Theosphany. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. He asks.. shift the key word definition to Definition B.D. Fejfar One of the more interesting. . The whole idea is not very complicated.
Once this was done. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined. of Theosphany. and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy. .” Without telling anyone.” Now. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith. if Joe Farmer knew what was going on. Joe Farmer might have been able to argue that there really is no rational basis to exclude Biblical Theology from the overall idea of Theosphany.Now. So. or even have argued equitable estoppel against him.
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.. most of the Communist Party was composed of former Nazi’s and their children.D. He went to law school at Harvard and soon became a law school Dean. Mein Kamph to the law students without them even knowing what so going on. They taught the gullible students. he changed names. and then to Nazi Brazil. The called themselves Communists to appease the Russians. Fejfar. He got fake Brazillian papers and came to the United States with a student visa. to at least put them in Internment Camps (Death . In East Germany.Chapter 43 The Final Solution A Political Allegory By Anthony J. and took his place. J.000 in the United States.. had been with the KGB since childhood. they were teaching Adolph Hitler’s book. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Karl Schmidt had first made his way to Nazi Portugal. mostly Republicans. As soon as he got to the United States.. the mentally ill. Fejfar It was 1993 and the Wall in East Germany was down. B. Schmidt recruited other Bosnian and East German KGB agents and put them on the law faculty. but really they were still Nazis. Karl Schmidt. murdered a person who looked like him. They told the students that society and law and the legal profession are evil and if the students expected to succeed they had to join a Satanic Cult. and Spiritual Catholics. Esq. or. that the Final Solution to America’s problems was to exterminate the poor. Soon.
They seemed to have supernatural abilities. The only problem was that the Spiritual Catholics were fighting back. almost like Jedi Knights. .Camps) or in mental hospitals. This would be a problem.
you are entitled to live a life where your basic human needs are met. most of the positions that we take are based upon enlightened rational self interest.” most of us are pretty thick skinned. and I am in favor of the Social Welfare Net. B. from an aesthetic point of view poverty is disgusting. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Compassion aside. but I’m not sure. Rather than murder or force poor people into suicide. and the Social Welfare Net By Anthony J.D.Chapter 44 The Great Society. Fejfar I am a Liberal.. if I choose to live. Thus. You see.A. or ignorant. and entertainment (G rated I suppose). regardless of their utility to society. J.. Reincarnation.. or are homeless. In fact. As I have argued previously. another reason to favor the Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the existence of Reincarnation and Karma. Instead of using the base emotion of selfishness to guide our decisions. which is a function of reason more than anything else. The idea of the Social Welfare Net is that regardless of what income you might have. the reincarnational system teaches us that as we sow so we shall reap. 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. in the Great Society. As we do unto others. so it will be done unto us. medical treatment. the culturally sophisticated person prefers to pay the freight so that the poor can have a decent life Now. clothing. I suppose part of it has to do with compassion. I follow Kant’s idea that persons are to be each given a very high value intrinsically. education. So. each of us is entitled to have basic food. Fejfar. we choose rational self interest. . Esq. transportation. shelter. it is pretty hard to find a “bleeding heart liberal.
there are many governmental programs open to the working poor and the middle class. shelter. entertainment. education. clothing. The odds are you will end up poor. The Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the rational choice. Chapter 45 . For example. 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. The companies who invest the most in their employees make the most money. as a matter of rational self interest. I am not sure about that. and the Social Welfare Net. should provide a good nutritious breakfast and lunch for every student. I. I will be guaranteed the basics of food. I argue that such a world is possible and is economically efficient. my Karma for the next life will be to be a poor person in a world with no Social Welfare Net. Education at every level should be free or at minimal cost so that all can participate. No child should go to school hungry and no child should go home hungry from school. 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. etc. transportation. as a believer in the Great Society. There really are not that many millionaires in America relative to the population as a whole. in a society with no Social Welfare Net. Additionally.without protest. am purchasing “Karma Insurance” so that in any life that I might live in the future. statistically. The argument is that people on welfare should not make more than a working poor person. 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. The Great Society is filled with Great Companies who have Great Employees working for them. The countries that invest the most in its people do very well economically. While you might try to gamble that you will be rich financially in most of your lives. in the great society all schools. From a Karmactic point of view. public or private. in the Great Society. this seems doubtful.
For every thing there is a form. Fejfar. For every word. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form. and the Rectangle each are very basic forms. If one doubts that Form exists. the World of the Forms. as well. Esq. 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. B. The Triangle. J. 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.D.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J. Form. . Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. that is. there is a form. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. Of course there are Fractal Forms. the Square. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally. Fejfar Previously.A... the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. all one has to do is look at geometry.
Chapter 46 The Lurking God .
God is a cloud. J.. Loving the Other. I wondered if. Grace that saves. A wonderful God. B.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. A Loving Spirit. A whisp in the air. I saw God on a seashore. Every once and awhile. Beautiful waves. Chapter 47 The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax . Colors galore. Fejfar. A beautiful feeling. A bit of a trial. Esq..A Poem By Anthony J. He could see me.D. Fejfar The Lurking God I saw God around a corner. I saw God in a rainbow. Wonderful feeling. He doesn’t smother. God respects my Freewill. A huggable Bear. Never a snore. It doesn’t last long.A. Then behind a Tree. I talk to God.
and that corporate wages and salaries also should be exempt from income tax. Where such a Moderation Corporation is using a sliding fee scale. Esq. I have argued for the existence and use of a Moderation Corporation. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and that of a not-for-profit. but also can receive tax deductible charitable contributions.By Anthony J. The sliding fee scale is based upon the buyer’s annual income. thus. Chapter 48 The Origin of the Nolo Contendere Plea in Criminal Law . My argument is that a Moderation Corporation should have as an essential attribute. which is not only exempt from income tax. Fejfar Previously. J. B. The purpose of a Moderation Corporation is to produce a moderate profit using moderate means. I argue that the Moderation Corporation would serve a useful function in a market economy. 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. Thus. would find itself in position half way between that of a for profit corporations. which pays income tax. whether I am selling legal services or a golf cart.A. I have also argued that a Moderation Corporation should be given special tax treatment.. and would promote social responsibility of business.. as such.. Fejfar.D. Dividends of a Moderation Corporation would be taxable. The Moderation Corporation. a sliding fee scale for the sale of corporate goods and services. I argue that that corporation should be exempt from federal and state income tax.
obviously could not admit that it was a crime for him to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah.. or the Messiah. just what is the Nolo Contendere plea? Well. one might wonder what the origin of the Nolo plea is in western law. . Jesus.. In so doing. The Nolo plea is not an admission of guilt.By Anthony J. Jesus was being tried before Pilate with the crime of being the King of the Jews. Jesus could not really deny that he was the King of the Jews and the Messiah. 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. 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. Esq. Jesus said to Pilate. an attorney defendant might take a Nolo plea to a crime but not confess guilt.. Fejfar The Nolo Contendere plea in Criminal Law is an interesting legal doctrine. For example. however. It is also used in some circumstances to avoid collateral use of a guilty plea conviction. it is best for a Criminal Defendant to plead Nolo Contendere. So. knowing that a Nolo conviction cannot be used against him in a later disbarment proceeding.A. instead it is simply a refusal to contest the conviction that is entered without an innocent plea. in a Criminal Case. a capable lawyer himself was placed in a difficult situation. Now. Once charged by Pilate for treason for being the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Now. Fejfar. “It is you who say that I am “[the King of the Jews and the Messiah]. B. Sometimes. but on the other hand. one either pleads guilty or innocent. and I have an answer. J. 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. because of the politics of the situation. Ordinarily.
Obviously. Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury . but on the other hand did not admit guilt. the Nolo plea of Jesus carried over into later ecclesial law and then the English Common Law. Jesus did not deny the charge.Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of.
An Allegorical Account By Anthony J. Protestant Mystics and spiritualists who became religious or political leaders were also charged with Penury. the word “Penury” is not even found in most standard dictionaries. Penury was also charged against Roman Catholic lay leaders who were spiritual leaders or political leaders. Fejfar.A. B. in England. In fact. The one place where you can find Penury listed is in Black’s Law Dictionary. . Any person who had taken a religious vow of poverty in Roman Catholic religious life was charged criminally in ecclesial court with Penury. Anglican Church of England. where Penury is defined as “Poverty.. 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. If they are not illegally prosecuted and put in jail. J. By 1850.D. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The Protestants and their King were doing everything they could to destroy Roman Catholocism in England.. 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 King who broke from Rome and founded the Protestant. that is.” Henry VIII. where the penalty was either death or life in prison. Protestant Mysticism. So Penury first became a crime in the Anglican Ecclesial Courts in England during the reign of King on.
section 1983.C. peyote case.C. section 242. and 18 U. Chapter 50 . Natural Law.S. Although the United States Supreme Court has tried to do away with religious freedom in this country in the Smith.The charge of Penury in the United States is clearly unconstitutional as a violation of the First Amendment. Any other interpretation means that we are living now under a fascist dictatorship with no religious freedom. and the real Constitution tell us that a criminal charge of Penury is unconstitutional and a violation of 42 U.S.
Fejfar.. such “Big Government” Democrats were really Communists trying to bring about a controlling central government. Rather that seeing the government as a good.A. I would like to propose another idea about Communism in this essay. Fejfar Typically. that if there was ever to be a Communist revolution in the United States. B. Ronald Reagan did the best he could to destroy the middle class in this country by preventing its children from going to college. Karl Marx. at least in some quarters.The Republican Manifesto By Anthony J. Apparently. Never mind that the government was trying to regulate the economy so that it would stay both fair and private. J. and so.D. Even rich people wonder if they can afford to send their kids to college anymore.. unemployment. I suspect that the Communist Utopia we will end up with will involve poverty. they see it as evil. But. From Ronald Reagan to George Bush the Republicans have done everything that they can at both the state and federal level to dismantle government. Never mind that the social programs put money into the pockets of private individuals. that it would come from the Democratic Party. and ignorance. abortion. perhaps the real Communist revolution in this country will come not from the Democratic Party. Like the Soviet Union. the government would fall away as an unnecessary evil. 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. not the government. Esq. in the Communist Manifesto said that at the end of the materialist dialectical process. So. it is thought. It is even worse today. the thought was that in the Soviet Union the government ran everything.. but from the Republican Party. Law school tuition is so high that it is de facto impossible for most . euthanasia. when the Democrats wanted more funding for social programs. This is precisely the Communist attitude which Marx wrote about.
not a month. for example welfare pays only $600 per month. Then the government has the nerve to insist that relatives cannot give gifts to help make up the difference so that a relative doesn’t starve to death.000. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week. Ronald Reagan.law graduates to start a solo practice. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. Perhaps. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. Chapter 51 . Food for thought. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120. In Pennsylvania.
Fejfar. not once being involved in a car accident with his UPS truck. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and entered the order. When David’s attorney (Solicitor) visited David in prison. 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. transferring David to a psychiatric ward. he discovered that David’s problem was that David thought that he (David) should be driving on the right hand side of the road. David did his job competently and well for over 20 years. as well as the UPS driver’s manual. David told his solicitor that he (David) was following the same law that he always had in the United States. UPS offered him a job at twice the pay on a new delivery route in London.The Schizophrenic Driver An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. Indiana. and already he had been involved in 6 separate car accidents with his UPS truck..A. David was charged criminally with motor vehicle homicide. and asked for long term psychiatric care for David. It was David’s second week on the job in London. J..D. Fejfar David Greene was a driver for United Postal Service in Indianapolis. The judge agreed. England. In his last accident. Esq.. B. when the law in England was that he should be driving on the left hand side. David insisted that he had done nothing wrong and was not mentally ill. instead he was just following . The next day David’s solicitor met with the barrister assigned to defend David in court. After conferring. When David reached age 40. Once on the ward David was once again diagnosed with schizoprehenia by his psychiatrist.
The psychiatrist agreed. The psychiatrist replied no. David responded that it all seemed sort Chapter 52 .the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic. 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. David. of political to him and not medical. only in England.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Liberty based society is present throughout the world. equity favors the one .A. Individual Autonomy 2. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty. The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal... Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. J. all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1. Individual Rational Self Interest 3. Fejfar. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). B.. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. and Equity (equity favors the one in need. Esq. 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.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J. In achieving this goal of Liberty.D. Proportionality (law and equality are based on the idea of proportionality with proportionality symbolized by an equilateral triangle divided down the center forming two smaller right triangles which mirror each other).
and executive branches of government. the Sons of Liberty should support the use and teaching of Metaphysics. equity says that for each Son of Liberty. The Sons of Liberty support the judicial review of all legislative and executive branch actions using the Constitution. . judicial. The Sons of Liberty support a Constitutional Democracy with a legislative. from each according to one’s ability).with the greatest need. Natural Law. Neothomism. to each according to one’s need. based on Classical Philosophy. The Sons of Liberty support Social Responsibility of Business where business decisions are made using the Ethical Matrix. Finally. requiring all law to be reasonable. as a basis for Liberty should be taught in grade school through graduate school. is the basis for Natural Rights and Liberty.
Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures 5. Liberative Social Political Action 6. Fejfar © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Liberative Law Enforcement Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience. Individual Metaphysical Liberation 3. . Individual Ethical Liberation 4. This can be done through the process of Liberation. What is Liberation? We can see a eight fold movement of Liberation: 1. judgment-reflection. Individual Cognitive Liberation 2. Liberative Law 8.Chapter 53 The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1 By Anthony J. understanding. Fejfar The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. Liberative Social Norming 7.
we must each then understand what is going on. Substance is Formless Form. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father. Jesus Christ. with a small amount of Form and love. and Substance. and love. Logos is Creative Form. that causes Liberation to Flourish. through judgment and reflection. and love. and love. understanding. we must then each know what is going on. understanding. In order to Liberate. judgment-reflection. and Substance. Finally. Being is Form of Form. Logos. understanding. each of us must love. judgment-reflection. Each of us must judge and reflect that we know reality through experience. understanding. Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being. It is the appropriation of Being. In order to Liberate. In order to Liberate. we must first experience what is going on. judgment-reflection. more than anything else. In the final analysis love Liberates. judment-reflection. Love moves the will to Act when we are afraid to act. Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. or Reason itself. which paradoxically is a combination of Truth. Each of us must understand: experience. Logos. an Unrestricted Pure Act of Understanding. and love. experience. Love is Liberation. or Creative Reason. The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation. Logos is the basis for The Word which is the Son of God.and love. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates! . Finally. Each of us must experience: experience. to really act to Liberate we must love. Finally. Creative Word.
Ethics teaches us what is right or wrong. Utility means Maximization of Value. Proportionality means equality before the law. and socially. Proportionality 4. Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates! Equity Liberates! The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures. Finally. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles: 1. experience. and Ethics. Utility 3. understanding. love. better or worse. ratio. . to do. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained. judgment-reflection. Value implies Proportionality is seen best in a one to one individual values. Equity Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be treated in similar circumstances. Here.Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. both individually. Rules Metaphysical Intuition. Equity means that Equity makes an equitable Reciprocity exception from a general rule based upon need. Reciprocity 2. Need is based upon love. and a scale of values. combine to critique unjust social structures.
and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory consciousness and action. and are unjust. In order for unjust laws to be repealed. In order for just laws to be enacted in the first place. social and political action is required. The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action. rules which do not involve reciprocity. Liberative Social and Political Action Liberates! Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. So. proportionality. Rules which lack love as their basis. are unjust. and equity. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or reflection. social and political action is required. In order for just laws to be enforced. Thus children are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal rule. Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process. Law is to support the common good. Liberation requires social and political action. Liberation must support active Social Norming. are impractical and unjust. which reject a transcendent Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. As Saint Thomas Aquinas said. utility. does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. Rules Rules which are Unethical are unjust. Just because a just law is on the books. are unreasonable and unjust. Liberative social rules must be taught in school and at Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory consciousness and action. are unjust. .which are wrong in the face of experience. This is the natural societal function. social and political action is required. home. Similarly. and rather are based upon hate.
only democratic. Liberate! All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist. Bibliography Fejfar. Even lay persons are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. unjust regimes. legislators.Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. political. or near just society. Insight Lonergan. is required. non-violent means of social. A Theory of Justice in Collection Law Enforcement must . Rawls. In the case of a democratic. Jurisprudence for a New Age Lonergan. Both individual as well as societal liberation is required. must also fight. Just as the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation against King George. Method in Theology Lonergan. police officers. are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. such as we have in the United States. lawyers. Cognitional Structure. and judges. Those responsible for the administration of justice. and legal change. especially. so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic. Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay) Fejfar. Law Liberates! Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. just.
D. In states where there is no Tract Index (most of the East and South in the United States). Wife dies and no one bothers to probate the estate. Now. Instead.Chapter 54 The Wild Deed and Real Property Law By Anthony J. in order for a title to real property to be valid.. I didn’t think that it would ever come up in real life. and hold Blackacre as Tenant by the Entirety. Husband and Wife hold a Tenacy by the Entirety in Blackacre. When I was taught about the “Wild Deed” in law school. that because of the existence of Race.” might have something to do with a youthful indiscretion which took place after a college beer party. If one cannot undertake a valid search using the Grantor- Grantee index and verify the chain of title. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Notice. B. in order to establish a good chain of title. Husband and Wife are married.A. leaving Blackacre to his four children by Will. The only significant property that Wife owned was her share of Blackacre. there must be a valid chain of title. back to our hypothetical.. Oliver Attorney. Recall. Husband dies. I must tell you that a “Wild Deed” is a concept found in Real Property Law. then this is a defect in the title. but I have a situation in mind where it can. Esq. that a Tenacy by the Entirety is an estate where. probates the Will by filing for Letter Testamentary and the Will is recorded by the Registrar of Wills Office with the County. one must be able to undertake a Grantor-Grantee and a Grantee-Grantor search of the public real estate recording records. Recall. or Race-Notice real property recording statutes. Then. . also. five years later. Imagine this situation. the Attorney for Husband’s Estate. Fejfar One might think that a “Wild Deed. Fejfar. one half of the interest in the real property in question passes to the surviving spouse by survivorship when the other spouse has died. among other things.. J.
it is found outside the chain of title after H’s will is recorded. Bill is the Grantee and Children of H and W are the Grantor. This is a serious defect in the title. Bill and Sally sign a Purchase Agreement which states that Bill will provide Sally with “Marketable Title.” Let me explain. is that the Death Certificate showing the transfer by survivorship is not in the chain of title. To start the title search. Let us say further that the children of Husband convey Blackacre to Bill in fee simple absolute. The filed Death certificate functions as a Wild Deed. So . attorney must use the Grantee-Grantor index and work backwards. H is the Grantee by survivorship and H and W the Grantor by the Deed The problem however. listing H and W as the Grantor and H as the Grantee. Oliver Attorney has created a “Wild Deed. let’s see what we find in the search. Without realizing it. Instead. Here it is.Oliver Attorney then files the Death Certificate for Wife in the Chain of Title in the Registrar of Deeds Office. but Sally’s attorney runs into a problem. and H’s will to his children.” Sally has a title search done. Bill records the Deed and then in turn tries to sell Blackacre to Sally. Children of H and W are the Grantee and H’s will is the Grantor. but it is not there. In theory you will find it filed between the original Deed to H and W.
Fejfar In the book. we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing. “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads. accomplished.D. with good intent. and Road’s other books. For a realist. Similarly.. nothing at all would be. results are all that count. and intent is irrelevant. if I paint a perfect picture. For the realist. for a genuine idealist. even if I fail. results don’t really even matter. From the realist point of view. Esq. Fejfar. if it was done with the wrong intent.” Both are very interesting concepts. If I try to accomplish something. or was. For an idealist. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. intent is everything. or pragmatist. An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world. . I still have done the right thing.Chapter 55 Timing and Intent By Anthony J. For a realist. fails to accomplish his objective. intent is pretty much irrelevant. that is praiseworthy.. the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. and have the right intent. The realist never praises the idealist who. even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons.
Because the tree had the wrong intent. the . Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return. Roads also discusses timing. So too with us. but if the artist really had the right intent. what’s more. what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. And. it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition. Roads discusses the importance of intent. It is hard to understand. then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture. So. In fact. we fail. and. Real timing. is thus. no matter how hard we try. no matter how much we may appear to succeed. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. for example. getting back to Michael Roads. Now. both intent and results count. Without intent all is for naught. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren. Now. walking by the fig tree. very important. Good intent. if we do not have the right intent. then. it could not produce fruit. really is not perfect. they notice that the tree was withered and dying. this story is about intent. producing no fruit. although it may appear to be. neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent. the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent. has a multidimensional aspect to it.For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist.
or timing in a boxing match. . Our God. knowing when to use the left jab. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. then.idea of timing in playing basketball. does. timing is even more complicated. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much. This is where God comes in. knowing when to shoot a jump shot. Food for thought. “Bill” to get sick. so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill. Seth. we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. Perhaps. of the Jane Roberts books. It is possible. or by God’s intervention in our lives. where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. But. timing takes on an even more refined aspect. for example can be very important. 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. for example. 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. Perhaps God allowed. or even caused. that by our choice.
Something to fight for.” This made Tom a multidimensional immortal. Tom was basically a good kid. Nebraska. and Highschool.A. Fejfar. he won. He was an A. B. Tom had a problem. Esq. correct the situation. and a vow not to carry a weapon. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. in Lancaster. starting 10th grade. Tom took a vow of self-defense only non-violence.student and enjoyed playing sports. Tom spent two days praying and then suddenly his Intuition was activated and he knew what he had to do. J. But.. He never had to get into a fight for a long time. shift his Soul or Spirit back into his body immediately prior to getting killed. The Holy Spirit told Tom that this would place Tom in the Dao spiritually so that it would be very difficult. First..D. and multidimensionally. Tom took a vow to “Fight for Justice and Social Justice to the Death and Beyond.Chapter 56 To the Death and Beyond An Allegory By Anthony J. Tom decided to go on a summer spiritual retreat to see if he could solve his problem. Fejfar Tom Phiffer was in 9th Grade at Clark Junior High. Tom was a Spiritual Catholic. Next. he could immediately. Tom went back to school the next fall. and with his newly acquired Wisdom. . This vow also gave Tom meaning. if not impossible for anyone to physically attack Tom. and there was a Bully and a gang who was after him. and when he did. If Tom was ever killed..
a more wise reflection.Chapter 57 Transcendental Method and Espistemology By Anthony J.. J. Esq. it is apparent that the Transcendental Precepts are epistemological. and Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. the Transcendental Precepts produce probable knowledge. Wisdom Level of Reflection and Judgment Thus. Bernard Lonergan. Method in Theology. The epistemology of Lonergan’s Critical Realism. fallible. the first three Transcendental Precepts parallel Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure as well as the levels of Consciousness described by Plato: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Level of Experience Level of Understanding Body Mind. Fejfar. Fejfar In his book. a new understanding. discusses the Transcendental Precepts. Analytic Mind Spirit. Base Emotions Soul Mind.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. yielding provisional results which are subject to revision upon the acquisition of new data. In other words. subject to revision.. . Jesuit Philosopher. is one which is self-correcting. The Transcendental Precepts do not produce some sort of moral or epistemological absolutism. which can be described as: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Be Responsible Be Loving Interestingly.D. B..
Experience is what is seen. Now..A. felt. J. all is culture. Fejfar Some academics have argued that the Transcendent does not exist. smelled. nothing can be transcended. postmodern deconstructionists. and in fact turns out to be a more adequate postmodern philosophy than that of the French deconstructionists. heard. Now. all is immanent. moves to Understanding. if one were attempting to deconstruct Transcendental Method. has a certain objective quality to it. as Bernard Lonergan has in his book. I. it would seem that one would start by trying to deconstruct Experience. it is obvious that Experience. Judgment and Reflection. Transcendental Method begins with Experience. let us begin with Transcendental Method and then attempt to deconstruct it as Derrida might try. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and then culminates in Reflection and Judgment. on the other hand. provide a transcendental method of find fallible truth. we . Method in Theology.D. argue that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. Experience is defined as that aspect of human knowing which provides the mind with the data of sense experience. I am sure. B. which when used together. Transcendental Method argues that there are several levels of consciousness. So. about all we can say in the negative is that Experience is not all there is to knowing. In deconstructing Experience. would argue that one can deconstruct Transcendental Method and find that it is not transcendent at all. They argue that all is context. touched. In fact. In deconstructing Experience. Experience is the basis for empiricist philosophy and logical positivism.Chapter 58 Transcendental Method and Postmodernism By Anthony J.. if one were to argue that Transcendental Method exists. as such. Fejfar. tasted.. There is also Understanding. Esq.
Thus. Now. is a transcendental idea. at the level of Understanding. that many Paradigms seem to be incommensurate with each other. as Gadamer points out. One also categorizes the data of Experience. in the context of Understanding and Reflection and Judgment. Not much more can be said. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Etc. The postmodernist might argue. that meaning categories act to create reality. Finally. However. homophobic or anti-environment. one asks all the pertinent questions. not just describe it. Structures of Scientific Revolutions. Understanding. let us move to the level of Understanding. Transcendental Method is cumulative and self correcting.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. one generates theories and hypothesis. In attempting to deconstruct Understanding. racist. the hermeneutic circle is formed. and. and compares and contrasts ideas and data. Experience is not racist. that likes should be treated alike. as a general rule. it is not antienvironment. I would search for another Paradigm which was more adequate. Logic helps us to see that certain ideas are rational and others are not. as an idea and an operation does not seem to . for example. it seems difficult to argue that Understanding is sexist. it is not homophobic. I would simply argue that I would search for a New Paradigm which reconciles the Old Paradigms. following Thomas Kuhn’s work. In this sense. In terms of postmodern deconstruction. it is not sexist. there are some ideas or concepts which have a transcend function which help us to improve our understanding over what we had before. if this new Paradigm turned out to be inadequate. At the level of Understanding. Experience. survives the postmodern critique. that scientific inquiry uses “Paradigms” in order to understand reality. Using Transcendental Method. one probably would argue along the lines of hermeneutics. Thus. the idea of logical constistency. And.
Judgment and Reflection are Alinear Intuitive functions which act to transcend mere Understanding. then. Intuition is what transforms mere analytic rationality into intellectual reason. I have argued that Intuition. Awakening Intuition. Finally. Intuition provides an Intellectual Sympathy which enables us to know reality more adequately. we have contemporary Quantum Physics to explain to us how Intuition seems to work.be culturally biased. The tradesman analyist is not an intellectual. Additionally. Understanding. Finally. at the same time. then. Derrida’s postmodernism is flawed. As Bergson puts it. however. outside of space-time. it would appear that anyone can develop Intution through a sustained use of Meditation. survives the postmodern critique. All Derrida can do is deconstruct. As Frances Vaughn points out in her work. Judgment and Reflection is the cognitive function or operation which takes Understanding and then evalutates it on a higher level. Derrida has no basis for reconstructing reality. I suppose that one might argue that Intution is irrational and false consciousness. So. at least in part. While. . homophobic. he or she lacks the integration of Intuition with analytic understanding. In terms of the postmosdern critique. or antienironment. where the mind interfaces with the Quantum Field. but instead seems to transcend culture. sexist. finding the most adequate Understanding available. non-locally. especially taken in the context of the higher function of Judgment and Reflection. it difficult to see how Intuition is racist. it appears that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. in terms of the postmodern critique. flies in the face of human experience and scientific fact. Derrida’s deconstruction does not survive Critical Thomist or Critical Realist postmodern critique. is a Quantum Ability. This. there is the level of Judgment and Reflection. There are hundred of studies which have scientifically proven the existence of Intution.
wrongly. is based upon the Holy Trinity Itself. The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons. The Judicial Branch. God the Son (Logos).A. Esq. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Similarly.e. B.. it is apparent that the three branches of government. In fact. and the Legislative Branch. Fejfar. it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate Authority as being Supremely Good. the President of the United States is seen as being the Highest Civil .Chapter 59 Trinitarian Democracy By Anthony J. Being. I argue that with each Person of the Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity. I would argue that the American Constitution. that Constitutional Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity. Fejfar Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think.. Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired. i.. Logos. Now. and Substance. with a Tripartite System of Government.. this is wrong. In my judgment. that is with three branches of government. if we reflect. 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. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). The Executive Branch. God the Father (Being).D.
The Son of God. has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best. Perhaps. in the creative mode Creative Form. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of God.Authority having the most personal power to get things done. and in the stable mode. Now. unconstitutional. is seen as having the right to judge persons under law. the United States Supreme Court. and opposing The . That is why we elect them.” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in society. the Holy Spirit. Thus. and God the Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up. as the second Person of the Trinity. God the Father seems to work from the top down. it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit. The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most responsive to the current desires of the American People. as revolutionary. the Holy Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit. In fact. Now. is the mediating aspect of the Trinity. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father. we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil. to bring about a better society. the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and legislative enactments. has the responsibility of Judging humanity. Similarly. God the Father may have a different political agenda than God the Holy Spirit. Ideally. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason. that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is a Unity of Substance (Nicea). The rather interesting thought. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo. Jesus Christ. then. is. Substantial Form. opposing movements of the Spirit that are not consistent with Reason. a panel of Judges. or Substance. it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ. from the “ground up.” in governmental terms.” The American People. The Holy Spirit is thought to work best. has Power equal to that of God the Father and God the Son. as Loving Truth. the American people share the same role as the “People of America.
Perhaps. rather than Aristotle. .Will of God the Father if it is not consistent with Reason. the Trinity is a dynamic unity in harmony which is more like the Greek Philosopher Hericlitus would have it.
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.
Esq. the photon. atoms. After awhile. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. the positron. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found.. though. J. The problem was. some scientists decided to take another approach. material. the quark. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. . not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. and finally. B. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. Thus. 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.Chapter 61 Unified Quantum Field Theory By Anthony J. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. Interestingly. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory..A. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. Fejfar. Thus.D.. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. the Quanta. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Soon. This new approach to reality was called String Theory.
I suspect. even prior to reading about string theory. a quark. a positron. Perhaps in the ancient world where everyone believed in Form. etc. like string theory. and Accident. The Quantum Field and individual Quanta Particles simply played the parts necessary for ancient and medieval metaphysics to work. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. how is all of this reconciled with the old Atomistic theory? Most scientists would argue. I argue that the transpersonal meaning reality of Western culture was so strong that the Quanta particles all masked themselves as Atoms. Thus. I. Food for thought. the answer which I came up with. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. there really were no atoms. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. it can also display as an electron. Now. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. without any subatomic particles at all. have a more subtle argument to be made. on the other hand. of sorts.however. is a chameleon particle. . This also accounts for the idea that medieval and ancient classical physics or metaphysics was. as still could be valid. Cause. that Atomism was merely a mistaken theory.
scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. After awhile. the positron. Thus. This new approach to reality was called String Theory. The problem was. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. . Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory..A. Thus. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the quark. Fejfar. and finally. material. 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. J. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. atoms. some scientists decided to take another approach. Soon.D. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles.. Esq. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. the photon. B. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. the Quanta. Interestingly. though. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View..Chapter 62 Unified Quantum Field Theory and Being By Anthony J.
In fact this is a good definition of Beinga Streams. Beinga Streams are Relational Meaning Streams. it can also display as an electron. Thus. a quark.however. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. like string theory. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. Now. etc Now. But what is Being made of? Being is composed of Beinga Streams which take the function of Quanta Particles or Strings. if have referred to Beinga Streams as. asserting that there is a spirit for every person. or thing. what then is the nature of Being? Well. even prior to reading about string theory. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. In Western indigenous . one might argue that the Quantum Field manifests Being. my argument is that the concept of being. the answer which I came up with. Thus. it is apparent that Beinga Streams or Relational Meaning Streams parallel the notion of Quantum Particles and Strings. Every rock has a spirit as does every blade of grass. Indigenous cultures are typically animistic. or on the other hand. Or perhaps there is a dialectical relationship in the Dao where Being manifests the Quantum Field and the Quantum Field manifests Being. It should be noted that Being as the Building Block of Reality is supported by the science of indigenous cultures. 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. is in fact an analogous concept. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. is a chameleon particle. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. although it stands on its own two feet independently of Quantum Physics. a positron. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. or an Unrestricted Act of Understanding. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. One might argue that Being manifests the Quantum Field. Previously. which is my position. in Classical terms Being is Form of Form. animal. Relational Meaning Streams.
the notion of Beinga Streams. Moderate relativism means that there can be two sides to an argument. be Loving. are all analogous to Elemental Spirits and in fact perform the same function in their respective cosmologies. Be Reasonable. Moderate relativism means that we must follow the Transcendental Precepts of Be Attentive. Moderate relativism means that we can have probabilistic knowledge of reality which is fallible. Quanta Particles. all support the idea of Moderate Relativism as the nature of knowledge and reality. and must take logical arguments seriously. I argue that Beinga Streams. Be Intelligent. and Strings. and an Equitable interpretation of law. Strings. Be Responsible. or Relational Meaning Streams. Moderate relativism supports the adversary system of justice and opposes the inquisition. . you might ask what are the political implications of the foregoing. Moderate relativism means that the best form of government is a Constitutional Democracy which supports individual rights at law. and Elemental Spirits. Finally. Quanta Particles. Moderate relativism means that we still have logic and reason. In fact. Moderate relativism means that it is possible that reasonable people can differ in their assessment of a problem. and subject to revision.culture these spirits were referred to as Elemental Spirits.
Once we understand that causality exists. there must have been a prior cause. that which is based upon the idea that atoms are the ultimate reality of the universe. we must assume that there is a rational First Cause.D. Fejfar. Let us start by looking at the basic reality premises of atheistic materialism.Chapter 63 Why Athiestic Materialism is Psychotic By Anthony J. If I roll a ball into another ball. it is apparent that for every effect. Thomas Aquinas has presented a proof that God in fact exists. B. The argument is the God is the First Cause which is an Uncaused Cause. which is itself an Uncaused Cause.. .. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. then I am the efficient cause of that movement and that collision.. let us consider the notion of God. Fejfar Some people. argue that atheistic materialism is not normative. atheistic materialism asserts that Logical Positivism is a normative philosophy of knowledge or epistemology. or alternatively. that an infinite regress is irrational. I. atheistic materialism denies the existence of God. Recall. Finally. But. then this leads to an infinite regress of causes which either suggests the existence of God in reality. First.A. Second. show us that causality exists. is psychotic. The argument is that our sense experience and rigorous inferences therefrom. J. or put another way. wrongly. Since the idea of an infinite regress of causes is irrational. on the other hand. First. if this is true. that psychosis is defined as that which is out of touch with reality. but instead. think that atheistic materialism is a normative position to take. atheistic materialism asserts that the ultimate nature of reality is that which is material. Esq.
In fact logical positivism has been totally discredited. the dowel appears to be crooked to my sight.The second position of atheistic materialism. For example. my sight sense impression has given me two completely contradictory views of reality. 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. In fact. So. is that the ultimate nature of reality is material atomism. If we transcend mere sense experience. and that one subatomic particle is the Quantum Particle. However. and place it in a glass walled tank of water. In fact. atheistic materialism asserts that logical positivism is a normative epistemology or philosophy of knowledge. Finally. if I take that same wooden dowel. Logical positivism asserts that we know reality best through immediate sense experience and rigorous logical inferences based upon that sense experience. and proceed to the levels of understanding and judgment/reflection. Because the water bends light in a particular . sense experience is not universally reliable in disclosing reality. one with crooked dowel. Thus. which participates in the Quantum Field. then there is no basis for logical positivism. contemporary science has proven that subatomic particles exist. and look at the dowel through the side of the tank. If sense experience is not universally reliable. one with straight dowel. outside of spacetime. Logical positivism is at a loss to explain how this could be. Science is full of “anomalies” which cannot be explained by sense experience alone. this assumes that sense experience is universally reliable in disclosing reality. sense impression. if I take a straight wooden dowel (stick) and look down the barrel of the stick my sense of sight shows the stick to be straight.
on all three counts discussed earlier. is psychotic. it can be seen that atheistic materialism is a false philosophy. in summing up. and. Thus. even though it is really straight. the dowel appears to crooked.way. from that point of view. logical positivism is rejected as a false philosophy in favor of Lonerganian Critical Realism. or Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. . Thus.
Fejfar When you are in academia. What we know. Before that.. While there is a certain foundationalism to Critical Thomism. which can be revised and reformulated based . While the Platonic Forms exist for the Critical Thomist. Esq. J. After thinking it through.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. it is not one which can be used deontologically.Chapter 64 Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy By Anthony J. rather than a modernist one. many do not find this category helpful. understanding. This is because Neo-thomism sort of fell off the map around 1960. I think that it is fair to describe Critical Thomism as a postmodern philosophy. While Critical Thomism can decontruct.. it was quite popular. No. just as much as does the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault. people expect you to fit your academic positions into consensually acceptable analytic categories. and does engage in critical deconstruction. While my Critical Thomist philosophy can be described as a Neo-thomist philosophy. people expect you to have your philosophy to be either modernist or postmodernist. not with absolute certainty. Fejfar. we know probabilistically. at least in some circles. they are more like guides or signposts. Critical Thomism is a fallible philosophy in many respects. we know on the basis of experience. not verbal orders of some sort. and intuitive judgment and reflection. today. Similarly. What we know. I have taken this position bccause Critical Thomism can. it can also then reconstruct in a way which is non-materially foundationalist.
Metaphysics grounds and guides Critical Thomism in the same way that modern atheistic. Being. better understanding. on the other hand. in its typical form is and was based upon scientific or atheistic materialism. it clear that Critical Thomism is not modernist. Additionally. Logos.upon new experience. science guided and grounded modernism. and Form. Critical Thomism. . and intuitive judgment and reflection. Substance. in the first instance. recognizes. Modernism. the existence and action of the Quantum Field. materialist.
Now. As a Saint. and of course passed over to the other side. Without this Spirit.A. actually lived in asia minor and is a canonized saint. bringing presents to children on Christmas. So. I argue that this is a mistake. Perhaps. we find the time to put up the Christmas tree and find presents for our loved ones. it is said that some persons who die. do not shed their Astral Bodies. an Santa Claus can come to us in his Astral Body. In the magical lore. the North Pole exists on the Astral Plane. I suspect that we would not be giving each other gifts at Christmas time. J. but instead maintain their Astral Body after life.. Fejfar Some people stop believing in Santa Claus around age 11. Saint Nicholas. In spite of low income for some . Nicholas was known for. He is real as much as any other Saint was real. I would like to argue for the Spiritual presence of Santa Claus at Christmas.D. It is said that one who has an Astral Body can materialize on Earth. Saint Nicholas died at some point.. has these gifts so that he actually does bring Christmas presents to some in a very short period of time on Earth. Apparently. The Christmas Spirit is amazing.. among other things. historically. perhaps. or Santa Claus is present to us in our prayers and thoughts. Additionally. I am putting forth the proposition that Santa Claus really exists and is the Spirit of Christmas. we know that Saint Nicholas. In spite of the cold weather that many of us endure at Christmas time. I argue that the Holy Spirit.Chapter 65 Why Santa Claus Really Exists By Anthony J. It is said that many saints can levitate or teleport or maybe even multilocate. also know to us as Santa Claus. B. Santa Claus too. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq. in the person of Santa Claus give us the Christmas Spirit. Fejfar.
so we too give gifts to each other.households. is the gift of his Son. . And of course. Gifts at Christmas remind us of God’s generosity to us. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas. I suspect that only Satanic parents refuse to give their children Christmas gifts if it is a Catholic household. As God give us gifts. the Christ Child. This is the true meaning of Christmas.
Esq. then Wisdom is not evil in this sense because Wisdom is arational not irrational. This is absolutely not true. or rationality.Chapter 66 Why Wisdom is not Satanism By Anthony J. The Book of Wisdom. In fact. J. an entire book of the Bible. Satanism is based upon hatred. If indeed the irrational is evil (with the exception of love). Reason.A.. Alinear Wisdom. as some say. The Catholic Christian tradition has taught the importance of Wisdom throughout its history. Satanism is based upon destroying the weak. misses many of the most important nuances about life and reality. is all about Wisdom. Fejfar Some protestants seem to think that Wisdom is Satanic. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is very linear in nature and as Bergson points out... Wisdom is the enemy of Satanism.D. B. Fejfar. In more direct terms. Satanism is ordered toward evil. . using philosophical intuition is able to find the knowledge that “falls between the cracks” of linear rationality. we can see that Wisdom and Satanism are not the same and in fact are in many ways opposites.
is ordered towards the Good. Also. and this is a very bad deal. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism. . and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. “in between the lines. evil selfdestructs. Satan always breaches his contracts. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. Evil is used to promote the Good.” as part of my Jesuit education. Whether they realize it or not. 3. Finally. Now. with the possible exception of Satan. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. Evil is used to combat Evil. Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me.Wisdom. Typically. The good is used to promote the Good. on the other hand. not destroy them. Now. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. himself. Ultimately. for some the following point may be difficult. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. 2. the Jesuits teach Wisdom. Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them. it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. that one can use evil instrumentally.
. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout.A. 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. B. 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. 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. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. Esq. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Finally. in Pennsylvania. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life.D. J. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. Currently. Fejfar. For example. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability.. rather than working. 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. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. Here... 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.
. and shifts to the Zen of action. the end of Zen is Being.Chapter 68 Zen and Daoism: Action and Inaction By Anthony J. and then go back into the flow of the Dao. one has found the Dao. if you are not in the flow of the Dao. Fejfar. In fact in some ways Daoism and Zen are opposites. to get things done. In the Dao. and one wants to move. When one finds the balancing point between Ying and Yang. Zen Satori. . In fact.. rearrange the apple cart through a direct action. all is passive. goes with the flow for as long as practicable. In fact. which is a Ying/Yang. Zen is action.A. Esq.. is Insight drawn from Intuition.D. Zen is very direct. When in the Dao an hour may seem like 5 minutes. or entirely in the linear Being of Zen. The end of Daoism is the Dao. Time is experienced consciously as a flow. Being is a relatively unitary metaphysical quiddity. J. When one is in a Zen mode of consciousness. In the Dao time flows. Whether explicitly stated or not. one never seeks reality. one lets reality come to you. go with the flow until nothing is happening. Fejfar Some argue that Daoism and Zen are basically the same spirituality or philosophy. on the other hand is a very “go with the flow” spirituality. on the one hand. and you are not being Daoist. Daoism. In living life. the good life is found I disagree. you are not the Dao. When in the Dao reality is aunitary. of complementary opposites. I argue that is impossible to live a good life if it is spent entirely in the Dao. on the other hand. and then switch to the Zen of direct action. It is impossible to be direct in the Dao. one can only flow with the Dao. So. as I have argued elsewhere. B. it does not pass. one is very direct. to act. where one begins in the Dao. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Time is alinear not linear.
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. THE END .
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