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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’s Cognitional Structure 23. Quantum Physics and Sunlight 30. and Critical Thomism 34. The Christ Child 37. Lonergan and Critical Thomism 21. The Dark Side of the Force 40. Natural Law and Music 25. The Lease as an Equitable Use 36. Reincarnational Estoppel 32. Consciousness. The Episcopalian Catholic Church 41. The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees 38. Oblivion 27. Limiting Lawyer Malpractice 20. The Correcting Entry 39. Self-actualization 33. Purgatory 29. Psychiatry and Justice 28. The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys . Seth. Motivation and Self-transcendence 24. Mind Control 22. Reason and Higher Love 31. Nazi Dupes 26. Substance and the Holy Spirit 35.19.
The Final Solution 44. The Wild Deed 55. Relativism. The Sons of Liberty (1) 53. Athiestic Materialism 64. The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax 48. Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy . and Evil 61. The Fallacy of Shifting Ground 43. The Nolo Contendere Plea 49. The Republican Manifesto 51. The Lurking God 47. The Crime of Penury 50.42. Quantum Field Theory and Being 63. Transcendental Method and Postmodernism 59. The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form 46. Transcendental Method and Epistemology 58. Quantum Field Theory 62. To the Death and Beyond 57. The Schizophrenic Driver 52. The Great Society 45. Trinitarian Democracy 60. Truth. Timing and Intent 56. The Sons of Liberty (2) 54.
Workfare 68. Zen and Daoism . Why Wisdom is not Satanism 67. Why Santa Claus really Exists 66.65.
if he or she can think hypo-deductively. asserted in his work that beyond the simple. In this essay I am giving a short test for formal operations so that the reader can see. Path A is paved with asphalt Sign B: Path B is 1 mile long Path B is 2 feet wide . difficult type of thinking known as formal operations.Chapter 1 A Short Test for Formal Operations Thinking By Anthony J. Fejfar. Esq. 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. Concrete people cannot compare and contrast possible alternative future courses of action and choose a future which is logically superior. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. hypo-deductive thought. one path marked Path A. Here is the problem for you to solve: Chris is walking down a path and comes to a fork in the path. or.D. You see. naïve thinking of concrete operations. J.. There is a sign at the head of each path. people in concrete operations cannot plan for the future.. and the second marked Path B. there is a more abstract. making the path impassible. Fejfar The developmental psychologist Piaget.
(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. and choose the path which logically is better. BEGIN the TEST. You are to compare and contrast the good and bad points about both paths A and B. . given the goal of reaching your destination.Path B has no snack bar Path B has no bridge and is open all the way Path B is a dirt path Now.
with the bridge out it cannot be used to get to the destination.ANSWER: Path B While Path A has some nice features. .
.. and Quantum Physics By Anthony J. as a very gradual process of evolutionary change which is consistent with atheistic materialism. could be seen as evidence that evolution takes place very rapidly. if you . changes in biological reality. when you think about it. J. And. Genesis. to think that if you can change the subatomic makeup of an atom. how can we get to this notion of evolution and still stay in the realm of science. or even biological levels. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq.. is.D. There is no reason. however. I.A. if you can change an atom. Recall that Quantum Physics is based upon the scientific idea that the Quantum Field exists outside of space-time. in his work on evolution. following Bergson. argued that evolution could only take place with rapid. evolution is seen. argue that evolution involves planned change from outside of space-time. complex. molecular.Chapter 2 Bergson. that you cannot change the atom itself. following Darwin. Bergson. The question. not with gradual incremental changes. the idea that people were created by God. The Quantum Field exists on a subatomic level. with causation from outside of space-time by God and metaphysics. B. My response is that evolution takes place using Quantum Physics and Quantum Change. And. in Genesis in the Bible. Fejfar For many persons. on the other hand. there is no reason to think that you could not change a molecule. Of course. logically. involving God and metaphysics. Fejfar. but can certainly produce changes on the atomic. Evolution.
out of nothingness. or creation of human beings by God in the Bible. Thus. as if. in general. 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. which very well might involve God. there is no reason to think that you could not change a biological cell. Thus. and certainly metaphysics. but really out of the Quantum Field. and the notion of scientific evolution.can change a molecule. even to the extent of producing a whole new species of animal. or even human beings. . ex nihilo.
or contract. in part. because the type of intent required for a particular type of activity parallels the burden of which is required to prove a relevant fact at trial.” I have also heard psychiatric social workers argue that one who is not “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial” cannot own property. I have argued previously that contemporary science. There is no absolute certainty in this world or universe. B. using a legal proceeding. one had to be “Judicially Competent to Stand Trial. or reality. Fejfar. tells us that we live in a world and universe of moderate relativism. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. Thus. I would like to argue that these persons are mistaken. They are as follows: . J. Fejfar I once heard a psychologist argue that in order to practice law. Esq. there are three different standards of proof which must be proved.Chapter 3 Burden of Proof and Intent: Mental Incompetency and a finding Of Judicially Incompetent to Stand Trial: An Analysis By Anthony J. only probable knowledge.A. and what is required to prove a fact.... based on Quantum Physics. in relation to law.
some type of test is required. 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. -involuntary psychiatric commitments. If a person is alleged to be . but it should generally say that if the person is 55% accurate in the person’s reality perceptions. environmental or corporate regulation.property.licensure. tort. constitutional rights at law without equity Preponderance of the Evidence 55% standard of proof/reality 2.9999999% standard of proof/reality Now. my point is that in each of the three different proceedings discussed above.Prosecution of Criminal Defendant Evidence Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 99. Civil Regulatory Case. Thus. and thus. guardianships -Clear and Convincing Evidence 85% standard of proof/reality 3. Criminal Case. the standard for “reality” is different. Civil Case. the type of intent required to intend reality for that type of proceeding is different. I suppose. Now. then that person is judicially competent to stand trial to own property and to contract.1. contracts.
criminal intent. such that the person cannot form regulatory intent. Thus. it is possible that a person does not reach the 85% test for involuntary commitment (knows reality below 85% perceptually) and also clearly does not meet the 99. Finally. such a person could also own property and have the power to contract. or hallucinatory.99999% test for criminal liability. such that the person cannot form contractual intent or ownership intent. if a person is alleged to be delusional. but not have the judicial intent necessary to practice law or take care of one’s own affairs without supervision. and thus could be involuntary committed to a psychiatric ward for some period of time for being a danger to oneself or another.999999%. logically. Now. it is equally true that a person could know reality at 87% probability but not 99. in order to be judicially incompetent to stand trial to form mens rea. or hallucinatory. The idea that a criminal defendant has been found judicially incompetent to stand trial for an inability to form specific intent cannot be used as a basis for asserting that such a person cannot own property. have and exercise constitutional rights. yet still be acquitted of criminal charges for lack of specific or criminal intent. could not be involuntarily committed. Similarly.99999% probability. or have dementia.9999999% . 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. in order to be judicially incompetent to take care of your own personal or financial affairs (guardianship). could not be subject to a guardianship. or to be judicially incompetent to practice law (hold a license). it would also have to proven that the proposed guardian was more competent in this respect than the proposed ward. Again. that is. or have dementia. one must not be able to know reality at a percentage of 85% or better. . for example. then it must be proved that the person’s intent/reality perception is less accurate than 85% or better. or there is no basis for specific intent. Obviously.then it must be proved that the person’s intent is less accurate than 55% or better. or to be judicially incompetent on the basis of being a danger to oneself or a third person (involuntary commitment). or criminal 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. practice law.delusional. However. one could have the judicial intent necessary to own property or contract. and such a person could practice law. contract.
Fejfar. Critical Thomism..D. may instead be applying the post-conventional morality of level 6.. as a Platonic Form or as a Substantial Form. Thus.A. I would like to argue that some people at level 3 may seem to conventional. one is ordered toward The Good. J. So. not conventional morality. individual or universal principles.Chapter 4 Classical Morality not Conventional Morality By Anthony J. when a person says that he or she trys to be “good. The argument is that The Good actually exists. are applying Classical Morality.. a form of neo-thomism. Thus. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and as an End. Conventional Morality means that a person follows a specific authority for moral directions or guidance. independent of any knower. as a metaphysical quiddity. Fejfar Developmental Psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg argued that level 3 moral thinking is conventional morality. B. it would appear that some persons who appear to be applying conventional moral standards. these individuals. and Neo-Platonism both hold the position that ethically and morally. . but really aren’t. Esq. if they are to be categorized at level 3.” this is probably interpreted as being a person who is living up to conventional expectations by unreflectively following some authority.
my morality. my self chosen scale of values. J. As I have asserted previously. In this sense it is existential.. this finds expression in each individual selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix. Fejfar.D. Maximization of Value. Esq. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. While Utility means. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values.Chapter 5 Critical Thomism and Kant’s Categorical Imperative By Anthony J. the Critical Thomist does not. concretely. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. is as follows: ..
that is. his Self Actualization. what I rationally think is best for myself. some people. his autonomy. for him. and the Critical Thomist. my chosing to actualize. Rationally. My Self Actualization. 2. My Autonomy. the Categorical Imperative tested whether or not a position could be Universalizable. 3. the question is would I wish that. that is.. I Tony Fejfar. For Kant. whether or not the position meets the requirements of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. that is.e. typically through work. those values which are most meaningful to me. and his helping others. Now. 4. his Rational Self Interest. for me. So. i. Helping others. ideally. even some judges take as a litmus test of the validity of an ethical or legal position. my Self Directedness. everyone would choose the same scale of values that I have. My Rational Self Interest. do choose that everyone would choose the same scale of .1.
my morality position and scale of values passes the test of Kant’s Categorical Imperative. for him or herself. Thus. .values that I have chosen.
While Utility. Fejfar While Critical Thomists base their Ethics on the Ethical Matrix. they base their morality upon a self decided upon scale of values under the Utility function of the Ethical Matrix.. that is. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In this sense it is existential. As I have asserted previously. My Autonomy. this finds expression in each individual means. The morality of a Critical Thomist is based upon self chosen values. my morality.. Maximization of Value. While some may base their morality upon an external moral authority. my self chosen scale of values. selecting and then acting upon an individual scale of values. .Chapter 6 Critical Thomism and The Liberal Compact By Anthony J. J. my Self Directedness. is as follows: 5.D. Fejfar. the Critical Thomist does not. Esq. concretely.
Helping others Now. Not only do I support my own Self Acutalization. Now.6. but for every other Liberal Critical Thomist. The Liberal Compact provides that every Liberal must support every other Liberal in protecting that Liber al’s individual rights. those values which are most meaningful to me. Critical Thomist must support the Liberal scale of values not only for myself. 8. I also act to defend the Rational Self Interest of other Liberal Critical Thomists. Finally. I also act to encourage other Liberal Critical Thomists to help others. . my chosing to actualize. as paramount. as Critical Thomist. what does this mean. as a Liberal. it means that I. I also argue for the Autonomy of every other Liberal Critical Thomist. not only do I argue for my Autonomy as paramount. Not only do I act to defend my own Rational Self Interest. not only do I try to help others in my Life. Thus. that is. that is. My Self Actualization. I am also concerned with the Liberal Compact. but. practically? Well. typically through work. I also act to support the Self Actualization of other Liberal Critical Thomists. 7. My Rational Self Interest. what I rationally think is best for myself.
This force is even more powerful than conventional morality. the Common Good. and it works.This is the Liberal Critical Thomist Compact. The Critical Thomist Liberal Compact supports the Individual Good. It is perhaps the most powerful force in reality. and the Holy Spirit are each Liberal Critical Thomists. . Jesus the Son. and collectively. The Common Good is merely the aggregate of all of us pursuing the Individual Good together. I suspect that even God the Father.
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. the patient’s neurons just weren’t firing the right way. or hallucinogenic drugs.A. Dan had a weekly column. so their careers would be destroyed. Fejfar. Dan had a different hypothesis.. and was an investigative reporter.D. taking poison. Esq. According to the psychiatrists... Dan was a undergraduate double major in English and Philosophy from Duequense University. unknowingly. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. though. B. Fejfar Dan Spencer was a newspaper reporter for the Pittsburgh Enquirer Weekly Newspaper. J. from the University of Pittsburgh. Dan wondered if most mental illness might be caused by the person.Chapter 7 Drugs and Mental Illness A Work of Fiction An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. and held his Juris Doctor degree in Law. Dan was currently investigating the causes of mental illness. . Most psychiatrists claimed mental illness was caused by genetically abnormal brain functioning.
arsenic. and hoped for the best. Enquirer. the psychiatric hospital had a very powerful satanic cult. PCP. Dan took his friend out to eat. and camphor in his blood. no. Dan started by going out to the State Mental Hospital. The aide said. Dan thought that he had better check into the problem. Dan ran this story in the Pittsburgh. Dan visited his friend on the Ward and asked him if he knew anything about any of these drugs or substances. and then they stopped at a private clinic and had some of his friend’s blood drawn for lab work. Dan then bribed a psychiatric aide for information and found that psychiatry was deeply involved with “controlling” political “dissidents. off the facility. where a friend of his had been diagnosed with Schizo-affective disorder for believing in Natural Law.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. So.” Dan asked if they were worried about getting caught and going to jail. Because. before they were hospitalized. lead. and because most of the drugging was being done by the CIA and FBI. The next week. 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. and having their blood drawn and analyzed. Dan spent six months interviewing other mental health patients. . Almost all of the patients had the same drugs and substances in their blood as Dan’s friend. the tests came back showing that Dan’s friend had LSD. often in the homes of the persons.
Fejfar. I personally like the idea of a Druid Catholic Church. and seems to be the exception that makes the rule. distinguishing it from Anglican “Catholicism. there was no religious freedom in Rome. . I think that the Druid tradition was informed by the Holy Spirit long before the historical coming of Jesus of Nazareth on Earth.” I think that there are other metaphors we could use to denominate the Catholic Church.D. Why the Jewish worship of God was tolerated is unclear. There could be no false gods or a God worshipped beside Caesar. contrary to postmodern myth. B.. we just called ourselves Catholic. and Aristotle.Chapter 8 Druid Catholic Mass By Anthony J. I guess Rome did some positive things for Western Civilization. Caesar was worshipped as a god. In fact. And.. Seth states that spiritual “Speakers” who channeled information from the “other side. Esq. Growing up. but whites too. not Roman Catholic. I think that these Speakers were the early Druids and that they presaged the coming of Christ..A. long before they actually physically incarnated on Earth. I have it on good authority that the idea of Roman Catholicism was an invention of a religious affairs reporter for Newsweek Magazine. or perhaps even God himself.” were teaching in Europe as far back as Cro Magnon times. not just blacks. by Jane Robert. Fejfar I was raised a Roman Catholic. There was slavery in Rome. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. but of course there were some big negatives too. Plato. In his book. but I never liked the term much. Seth Speaks. J.
We do not sacrifice the material body and blood of Jesus Christ in the Mass. because. the Mass is essentially a nature sacrifice. A Druid Mass. to me. maybe good start would be the development of an Episcopalian Catholic Church. This is the real doctrine and practice of tran-substanc[e]-iation (transubstanciation) as taught by the Church Councils at Nicea and at Trent.The real Catholic Mass. Perhaps the notion of a Druid Catholic Church is a little too much for some. . metaphysically. it makes perfect sense that women can be Catholic Priests and offer the sacrifice of the Mass. like some sort of cannibals. not the sacrifice of a male on an altar. instead we have a transformative nature sacrifice of the bread and wine (or grape juice) into the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ in Substance. is a Druid Catholic Mass. Now.
the Charter of the Province of Pennsylvania states that so far as is conveniently possible. the Charter clearly states that all laws of Pennsylvania must be “consonant to reason. J. With respect to substantive due process.A. where the litigant can cross examine witnesses. as of that time. and the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania By Anthony J. the law of Pennsylvania.Chapter 9 Due Process. 1681. liberty. that is. and that such Due Process of Law on the State Level. continues even today. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. This means that Pennsylvania is required to follow the requirements of Magna Charta.D. has the right to a fair hearing where there is an impartial trier of fact and law. B. Magna Charta requires that no person can be deprived of life. where the rules of evidence apply. if any. should conform to the laws of England. was applicable in States such as Pennsylvania.. Magna Charta. Esq. Finally. prior to the enactment of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.. I argue that Due Process of Law was present prior to the 14th Amendment. without a jury trial in accordance with the law of the land. and where the is a right of appeal..” With respect to procedural due process. In the Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania. the British Constitution. whether civil or criminal. this means that any governmental law or action must be “reasonably related to a legitimate government interest. Fejfar One might wonder what Due Process of Law. or property. and .” This means both substantive and procedural due process are required in the enforcement of any civil or criminal law in Pennsylvania. Fejfar. in accordance with the Natural Law of Liberty. this means that the litigant.
procedural and substantive due process. Thus. . it is clear that Pennsylvania has both substantive and procedural due process rights without referring to the 14the Amendment of the United States Constitution.
Esq.. the idea of a Garden of . or. Based on our modern experience. argued that random mutations tried in the court of evolutionary competition.A. it would seem that if evolution worked the way Darwin suggested. that somehow our bodies would not need vitimin C. positive. J. human being were created or evolved in a Utopian society where fruit was available the whole year. Fejfar. If they don’t get it they get scurvy. In adults it causes tooth loss. In small children. Maybe this makes some sense. B. or Creative Evolution. Fejfar Charles Darwin. alternatively. Instead. scurvy causes a failure in the development of bones and teeth. canning of fruit must have been available. Human being need vitimin C in order to survive.D. Fresh fruit in all tribal societies would only be available in the Fall. if evolution were really true.. and only where fruit trees are growing. Both these options seem unlikely based upon the current idea that humans evolved from apes on the African plains. evolutionary changes.. such as human beings. Perhaps. the noted Evolutionist. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. then humanity must have evolved where there was fresh fruit available the year round. it takes a sophisticated world wide economy in order for fresh fruit to be available the year round. Vitimin C really can only be found in significant quantities in fresh fruit. but I’m not sure. somehow.Chapter 10 Evolution and Utopia By Anthony J. Now. The idea is that evolution somehow produces constructive. is responsible for evolution of all species. No. by Creation. an often fatal disease. and only for a short period of time. Let us consider this situation. then.
Eden, where people had fresh fruit the year round, or so the common myth has it, is supported by the idea of evolution itself.
Chapter 11 Gadamer’s Hermeneutics and Metaphysics By Anthony J. Fejfar, J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In the Gadamer-Habermas debate, Habermas argues that there is no way to avoid the hermenutic circle, and thus that Gadamer’s Hermeneutic position is logically circular and invalid. I, on the other hand, argue that Gadamer’s Hermeneutics are valid because they are based upon metaphysics. Gadamer asserts that Hermeneutics, that is, philosophy of meaning, is based upon the idea that there are certain “forestructures of knowing” which guide hermeneutic interpretation. Obviously, if these forestructures are just ideas, then it would appear that hermeneutics are circular in nature and thus invalid. I would argue that just as Plato argued for the idea of the World of the Forms, so too, hermeneutics is guided by what I would call Hermeneutic Forms. I argue that Gadamer’s position is Platonist and is thus grounded in Metaphysics. Since the forestructures of knowing are in fact transcendent Immutable Platonic Forms, in the World of the Forms, better interpretations are possible. Additionally, using Lonerganian epistemology it is possible to argue that intuitive judgment and reflection are cognitive functions which transcend mere analytic understanding or hermeneutic interpretation. The argument is that intuition enables us to transcend hermeneutic understanding and helps to to find a better interpretation.
Chapter 12 God and Communism By Anthony J. Fejfar, B.A., J.D., Esq., Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar In the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx, its author, takes the position that God is an infantile projection and that religion is the Opiate of the People. I argue that Marx point has some validity, but overall is wrong In his book, “The Two Sources of Morality and Religion,” philosopher Henri Bergson discusses two types of religion and two types of God. In the first type of religion, let us call this, Conventional Religion, religion is based upon inauthentic authority. People are taught to “pray, pay, and obey,” and nothing more. Genuine spirituality is suspect at best, considered evil at worst. Genuine spirituality or religious experience is considered evil by conventional people because the spiritual person has a direct pipeline to God, bypassing the religious authority system. I argue that spiritual people are Intuitive Mystics who value autonomy, rational self interest, self actualization, and helping others. Conventional people, on the other hand, value obedience, fitting in, conformity, appearances, the status quo, authoritarianism, and meaningless religious ritual. The “God” of convention fits with the religion of convention. The Conventional God is authoritarian, demand strict obedience, values appearances, values conformity, hates spiritual experience. This conventional God is the false God criticized by Karl Marx in the Communist manifesto. The religion criticized by Marx as the opiate of the people is precisely conventional religion
not conformity and not the status quo. from each according to his ability. or Spiritual. or Intellectual religion. self actualization needs. The God of Being encourages artistic creativity.” Keeping in mind of course that those with abilities have needs too. it is possible to believe in the God of Being and be a Communist. “To each according to his need. Understood in this sense. appearances. There is no contradiction. For the Spiritual Theist. The God of Being encourages an intellectual life based upon Reason. and empty religious rituals with no spirituality involved. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being. The God of Being inspires us to pursue Justice and Social Justice. Intuitive religion is Spirituality. The God of Being encourages us to wear khaki shorts to church in the summer. This is the God of Being. such as. Communism mean Equity. Intuitive religion is where the participant actually actually comes into real contact with God. . not a three piece suit or a fancy dress. Karl Marx did not criticize the God of Being in the Communist Manifesto. conformity.The second type of religion that Bergson speaks of is Intuitive. The God of Being despises. authoritarianism. then. only the God of Convention. not the God of authority.
and they manifest probabilistically. J. The Forms are guides. This is absurd. Communism. Esq. These are neither economic nor political principles. however. Law is based upon four Natural Law Ethical Principles: Reciprocity. Law is ordered toward Justice. The Aristotelian position is that the Rule of Law. B. The Rule of Law contains within it all the laws necessary for a Just and Equitable legal system. and the Rule of Law By Anthony J. For Theists. Tort. Fejfar The Rule of Law. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.. . from time to time. Law cannot be reduced to mere economics or politics. flawed. is a Metaphysical Law.A. which exists independent of any knower in Substantial Form. and Equity. Finally. Proportionality. not cookie cutters. and Procedural Law. in the World of The Forms..D. the masters of that society still felt that Law was needed. and merely reflects economics or politics. Contract. Common Law Rules relating to Property. argued that Law is a sham. Thus. While Law may take economics or politics into account as factors to be considered.Chapter 13 God. I would simply note that even in corrupt Communist societies like the Soviet Union. the Forms exist in the Mind of God. Fejfar. Utility. This is the Platonist position.. and Equity is ordered toward Social Justice. all exist in the World of the Forms as an aspect of the Rule of Law. in the Communist Manifesto. I argue that God favors the Rule of Law and Metaphysics. is a Metaphysical Law. Karl Marx. which exists independent of any knower. There was a Soviet Constitution and a Soviet Judicial System.
On the contrary. Esq. in fact. Good judges and good presidents and good corporate executives are good because they are reasonable not because they are authoritarian. Father authoritarianism and adolescent Son- Reason. If matriarchy were to reappear today.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. B. at its best promotes reason based decision making not authoritarianism.A. horticultural societies promoted both slavery and human sacrifice. As Jesus said in the . there is no mention of this in the Gospels. in his anthropological work argues that matriarchal. Patriarchy. Isaac Hecker. while at first it would seem that only men would be satanically enslaved and sacrificed. J. While Jesus may have been married. Fejfar Some feminists argue that Patriarch is evil and matriarchy is good. Christianity itself is based upon the norm of adolescent Son-Reason. Fejfar. First. protecting individual rights and equality. The Paulist Order. I argue that Patriarchy is good and matriarchy is evil. I argue that such consequences are exactly what we would see. utilizes democratic procedures based upon reason and the individual inspiration of the Holy Spirit. on the other hand has produced political liberalism and the Rule of Law. since the time of its founder. not an authoritarian Father. The Jesus of the Gospels was an adolescent not an authoritarian Father. Patriarchy has two forms. for example. in the end I suspect that lesbian women who are artistically inclined and who are not “great mothers” would also be enslaved and murdered in ritual sacrifices.. Additionally. Ken Wilber. Matriarchy By Anthony J. Roman Catholic religious life.. our culture promotes and enshrines adolescent Son-Reason. let us consider the historical record of matriarchy. that is Reason.Chapter 14 Individual Rights and Patriarchy vs.. While some individual Fathers might be authoritarian. Jesus Christ is the Logos.
” Clearly. . Adolescent patriarchy is to be preferred to matriarchy. this is not authoritarian patriarchy. “the Father has given everything over to the Son.Gospels.
First of all.. where are these Nazi’s coming from? Some might naively think that the Nazi movement is a thing of the past. “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. truth is stranger than fiction. there is a significant Nazi Party presence in Russia. the whole thing took the type of planning. most of us were shocked and simply could not figure out how it happened. J. and organization one does not typically associate with the middle eastern mind. There is a strong Nazi movement .Chapter 15 1 Is Al Queda a Nazi Terrorist Organization? By Anthony J. Esq. Fejfar. So.. but I don’t think so. Al Queda is a Nazi organization. This has been reported in the news. as the saying goes. Now. although Moslems from the Middleast were clearly involved. and have been sympathetic to Nazi Germany. we have the East German Nazi Party which basically operated as the East German Communist Party until the Wall went down. Finally. where did Al Queda come from? My argument is that apparently. After the 9/11 debacle. Fejfar Sometimes. With all due respect. Next. Remember the book. There are elected officials in Russia who openly belong to the Nazi Party. both Portugal and to some degree Spain have had fascist regimes which are. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. one might ask. we ask ourselves.D. like Opus Dei. analytic thought.
in East Germany. Additionally. Food for thought. . the original of Aq Queda has been solved. Finally. 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. In my view. were not only sympathetic to the Nazi Party. Thus. but joined it. it would not be surprising to find many middle east Moslems who are Al Queda Nazi’s. it is widely understood that the Arab Moslems during World War II. 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.
or Brasil? I personally have never heard of an Opus Dei street mission. I have heard that Opus Dei is a movement dedicated to helping the poor. Opus Dei was founded in next door Portugal in the early 1930's.Chapter 16 1 Is Opus Dei a Nazi Front Organization? By Anthony J. Switzerland. or anything else. one hears rumors and second hand information.. 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. what if Opus Dei is dedicated to . 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. it is very difficult to track down concrete facts about Opus Dei. Now. there are also rumors of rumors of information which depict Opus Dei as anything but Christian. but ends up in Nazi Party coffers in Portugal. then it makes sense. Instead of helping the poor. or food bank. Fejfar. Instead. but by the Nazi Party.D. what if the money does not go to help the poor. not by Franco’s fascist party. Esq. What if it all started a little earlier than that. Of course there is the Opus Dei of the movie the Da Vinci Code which may be real to some extent. if Opus Dei is in fact Nazi.” vial Opus Dei. This seems a little bit odd for an ultra conservative organization. just prior to World War II.. For example. though? Perhaps. J. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. But. But. Fejfar One hears quite a bit about Opus Dei these days. What if Opus Dei is really a Nazi front organization dedicated to destroying the Catholic Church and its social justice movement? Now.
and what it does with its money. 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. driving them into the street or into suicide? If Opus Dei is a legitimate organization.exterminating the poor? What if Opus Dei is using psychiatry to put progressive and spiritual Catholics in psychiatric wards. .
Now. My problem is that I think that the Green Party has the potential to be totalitarian. an American revolutionary. I know that I wouldn’t.. Nazi Germany came to power in large part because Adolph Hitler argued for the racial supremacy of Aryan Germans. Non- .Chapter 17 Is the Green Party in Germany the Nazi Party Of the Future? By Anthony J. The basic platform of the Green Party is that Nature should be our number one value. even more important than individual rights. Esq. J. Here is my argument. granted. Fejfar The Green Party is a pro-environmental political party which originated in Germany. said. “Give me liberty or give me death. in fact. Fejfar.. to the detriment of everyone else. it would not be much of a world if we all had But. Now. It would be horrible.D. who can argue with that? Patrick Henry. individual rights but no air to breath. I am pro-environment as a liberal democrat but I just can’t get myself to join or support the Green Party. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.” I’m not sure I would want to live in an environmentally “perfect” world with no liberty. on the other hand. Protecting Nature is the most important thing.
Aryan Germans ended up in concentration camps. Could this happen with the Green Party? Perhaps. . With no individual rights to protects us. Undoubtedly the Green Party supports population control as many pro-environmentalists do. couln’t all non Green Party Members (read non Nazi Party Members) be executed for the sake of population control? What’s to stop this? Food for thought. labor camps. or were murdered all in the name of racial supremacy.
B. those who argued that individual rights and due process are important. inspection. Of course this had been true for awhile anyway. Karl Marx. Esq. and all that is left is a fascist dictatorship. It is law school without school.A. Only the ordinary law schools ever received an A. B. Fejfar This is an allegorical tale about a world in which law school has ceased to exist. It all started when the American Bar Association stopped regulating law schools. 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. In fact. As soon as the Constitution disappeared from law schools. for example.. it also began to disappear from . it is widely known that attendance is not taken at top ten law schools.Chapter 18 Law School: An Oxymoron An Allegory By Anthony J. the Rule of Law is gone. Because Karl Marx said private property was evil in the Communist Manifesto. No one goes to class.A. The first assault on the Rule of Law came when top ten law schools stopped having a required course in Property law. As soon a Property was gone. in the Communist Manifesto asserted that Law is an illusion and the only real forces in society are economic forces. Soon. So. J. were seen as delusional. The whole thing is ridiculous. the final and most decisive blow was to make Constitutional Law an elective which most students did not bother taking.. What rules there were. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. even though the entire common law is based in the first instance on property law.. The “top” law schools are never inspected. were ignored.D. Fejfar.
Sadly. Constitutional Democracy and the Rule of Law were murdered without a shot even being fired.the Courts. .
sometimes the client is poor. come to mind. Unfortunately lawyers can now be held liable for malpractice in some situations where. Lawyers sometimes take on cases Pro Bono. Sometimes the case is simply interesting. Pro Bono work. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. When you stop and . but the conversation partner “client” then “relies” on this advice and it turn out to be incomplete or wrong. and second. A thoughtful lawyer might say a word or two without doing any legal research. Esq. I would like to argue that in both situations. that the lawyer should be exempt from being sued for legal malpractice. On one view. or a kid’s baseball game.. This can happen when a lawyer goes to a party. B.Chapter 19 Limiting Lawyer Malpractice By Anthony J. off the cuff advice. and suddenly casual conversation turns into the other person’s hunt for free legal advice.. thus committed malpractice. a Court can hold that the lawyer had a duty to give the conversation partner reasonably correct advice. and didn’t. and the pro bono case. again arguing that the lawyer had a duty to give reasonable representation and didn’t.. Fejfar.A. In any event. Fejfar Lawyers hate legal malpractice even more than their clients. or Pro Bono work. it is not appropriate. a lawyer can create an attorney-client relationship without even knowing it. Two. or a bar. sometimes the reason is political or jurisprudential. first Cocktail Party.D. Law practice is hard enough dealing with Ethics Rules without having to think about malpractice on top of that. J. in my opinion. above. sometimes Pro Bono clients don’t like the lawyer or the work he is doing and sue for malpractice. the cocktail party advice. The other situation which I would like to discuss is that of lawyer charity. or really thinking it through. that is without charging a fee. In this situation.
think about it. the lawyer should not be liable for legal malpractice. the real idea underlying professional negligence is that there is a duty that is created by reason of a contract for professional services. 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. but the real duty placed on the lawyer is done so by reason of a contract supported by consideration. Of course damages in tort can exceed the contractual amount paid. . Unless the lawyer is being paid.
Esq. Fejfar Bernard Lonergan’s philosophical work has been described in various ways. however. Lonergan point out that one begins with experience. Similarly. Fejfar. Insight.. J. The beauty of Lonergan is that his epistemology is fallible. moves to understanding.” Here one finds the de facto real. and judges or reflect that some thing is or is not probably true. In my work dealing with Critical Thomist philosophy.. First. one simply revises one’ judgment. If one finds that one’s understanding or judgment was incorrect. .Chapter 20 Lonergan and Critical Thomism By Anthony J. Lonergan spends a great deal of time discussing statistical probability. Lonergan did not reconcile his notion of statistical probability with the classical view. Some call Lonergan a Critical Realist. some call him a Transcendental Thomist. Lonergan did not reconcile evolution with classical philosophy. it is not actually real.” In his book. while Lonergan was sympathetic to the idea of evolution. and Thomas Aquinas.” While Lonergan was obviously sympathetic to Plato. Such a judgment. is only virtually real. then this becomes a “”virtually unconditioned judgment of fact. I build upon Lonergan’s work in a number of respects. Lonergan argued that we know much of reality through what he called a “probable judgment of fact. one might in a sense create a world of “virtual reality. If one is so sure that one’s probable judgment of fact is correct. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. Aristotle. One might say then that if one builds up enough virtually unconditioned judgments of fact.
or logical accident in my Critical Thomist work. accidental cause etc. accident. I argue that evolution is structured in part through such classical concepts as substantial form. material form. Similarly. A statistical divergence from a classical rule in Lonergan.My Critical Thomism does both. While Lonergan obviously was influenced by classical philosophy he was not able to reconcile his new Critical Realist philosophy with classical thought. . is known as an illiteration.
Growing up in the midwest United States.Chapter 21 1 Mind Control: An Allegory A work of Fiction By Anthony J. Esq. Joe took an ESP test given by the NCA in his preschool class and was recruited . always hypnotizing him to consciously forget the training session afterwards. Finally. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Sometimes an NCA agent would come and get him out of class and give him training. J. during the Kennedy administration. Fejfar. He was also taught the basic principles of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In fact. the NCA is responsible for domestic espionage in the United States. When Joe was 3 years old. 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. his consciousness was gifted with intuition from child birth. Fejfar Joe Scanlon works for the National Counterintelligence Agency (NCA). He was told about aspects of American and European History that the general public was not aware of. not the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His mind. Joe Scanlon was an intuitive kid. Although it is not widely known.. a type of hypnosis. .D. the charter of the CIA specifically prohibits CIA agents from spying domestically in the United States..
but it definitely happened. Joe majored in management in undergraduate school and then went to law school. the faculty. Joe did not even know that he was an NCA operative. For example. internally. no one ever came up to him and said. He worked for a few years in a medium size law firm in the midwest and then got a job on the east coast as a law professor. Gradually. He had all sorts of interesting coversations with people. finishing at the top of his class. Joe got married and had two children. most of his training began to done psychicly in his sleep. On a conscious level. After two nights without sleep he was suddenly internally dialoging with an aspect of himself called Regina. At age 40. Most of the beings he met internally were vicious and uncooperative. Joe got activated by the NCA. Regina soon left his conscious mind and he began to meet other persons on the astral plane in his mind’s eye. Vice-Dean. and After two years of inner work he began to channel ordinary people at the . Joe received an intuitive message that he was to undergo two nights without sleep in order to break through to his unconscious mind and begin pychic channeling. the Vice-Dean. in the case of a coup attempt against the government.United States government and the NCA in his own country. it appeared to him that he was finally having some sort of real time effect. “hey. grocery store. and his students. but no real time response. Joe figured that he was channeling these people “just out of frame” in a parallel universe. it was channeled to him that the Dean. It happened. While Joe kept his mouth shut. at first. are we channeling together?” Joe kept teaching at the law school and soon discovered that he was channeling the Dean. He didn’t know this consciously. That is.
Al Queda. at Langley. . While the naive underlings at Opus Dei were told that the mission of Opus Dei was to “restore” Papal authority in the Church. About this time Joe began channeling the NCA watch desk. and social justice wings of the Catholic church to further the agenda of the totalitarian Nazi Party. Virginia. Finally. Joe was able to determine that Opus Dei was a Nazi front organization and the Al Queda was a Nazi terrorist organization.most of faculty were Opus Dei. the real mission of Opus Dei was to destroy the intellectual. with some connections with the Cuban KGB. CIA headquarters. he was reporting information psychically to the NCA at Langley. Soon. 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. Based upon channeled information. spiritual.
. according to Lonergan. intuitive judgment and reflection. B. not simply through an undifferentiated idea of wisdom or intuition..” found in Second Collection (1967)(Imprimautur and Nihil obstat) (the Good House Keeping Seal of Approval of the Catholic Church). in order to have any conscious understanding of experience at all. On the level of experience knowing is much like Philosopher Husserl would have us believe when we institute the Epoche.Chapter 22 Lonergan’s Cognitional Structure By Anthony J. understanding. not on the level of understanding as the idealist. Fejfar. to bracket or give up all meaning categories. Knowing. Fejfar Although I have discussed Lonergan’s Cogntional Structure before. it is such an important topic that I thought I would touch on it again. Bernard Lonergan presents his basic epistemological stance. rationalists. Another example of experience is produced when considering the experiment of placing a straight stick into a glass tank of water. as some others might have us believe. takes place not on the level of empirical consciousness as the empiricists and some logical positivists would have us believe. “Cognitional Structure.” It is possible if one puts one’s mind in a trance state. This would be much like an infant’s mind who is trying to understand his or her world before having the gift of language.D. Esq. using phenomenological method. In his Essay.. but rather through the threefold interrelated structure of experience. the . Jesuit Philosopher. In fact. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. To the experience of the observer. and try to “bracket at preconceptions and let the thing (body) speak for itself.A. J. we must institute the Epoche. as some other logical positivists would have use believe.
we must become Intuitive Mystics. it is clear that level three consciousness involves the intuitive functions of judgment and reflection. by way of visual sense impression. comes from Intuition. and new inventions. On the level of judgment. tells us otherwise. . poetry. we can critically judge that the stick is straight and not crooked.stick looks crooked. Although Lonergan did not discuss it. new theology. If we wish to be successful and to really be Lonerganians. Intuition can also be developed or increased through the use of meditation and the receipt of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. Insight on the levels of both understanding and judgment comes from Intuition. has the appearance of being crooked. This experiment shows us that Logical Positivism as a philosophy is flawed at best. The water acts as a prism. new philosophy. even though it looks crooked. bending light in such a way that the stick. Intuition is a natural gift of the Spirit. we can hypothesize that the stick is really straight. blatantly false at worst. even though our sense impressions. On the level of understanding. Intuition serves us much better than Omniscience. or experience. as the result of an optical illusion. All real art.
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.
J.A. And I guess that these people are basically bullies and cowards. The problem was of course that if the jews and the blacks were not to be the Nazi victims. Spiritually Catholic people. Nazis started coming to the United States from Brazil. . instead of going after blacks and jews like you might expect. who would be? Answer. presumably German.Chapter 25 Nazi Dupes A Political Allegory By Anthony J. That time was not that long ago.. Maybe only 20 or 30 years ago. During that time period you could basically figure that blacks and jews were in the Democratic Party and were anti-Nazi. Fejfar There once was a time when you knew you could count on certain things. So we have white Aryan.D. The Nazi pogrom was getting underway when the Catholic realized what was happening and put an end to it. Esq. Catholic liberal democrats. and. Catholic Social Justice advocates. I guess people started forgetting about World War II and I guess they started not believing in the United States Constitution.. Fejfar. What started happening is this. Portugal and East Germany. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Nazis joining with jewish and black Nazis to form a new fascist political alliance. But then something happened. they started recruiting them.. Hispanic Catholics (non Cuban) and the mentally ill. B.
Fejfar.D. then.. J. Oblivion acts immediately back to make my world the worst of all possible worlds for me. Rational Self Interest for myself and others. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. What does this mean? It means that automatically. reciprocally.. For example. and some are banished to Oblivion. everyone is forced to be reciprocal.” It is located outside of Space-Time. then Oblivion will produce positive things for me. then that is what I will find for both myself and others in Oblivion. if I enter Oblivion with a negative attitude. If I go into Oblivion with the attitude of trying to Murder and Torture everyone there.. then I will be murdered and tortured. and immediately. . Esq. Fejfar There is a place called “Oblivion. and SelfTranscendence or Compassion for myself and others. as one acts in relation to reality. Some go to Oblivion voluntarily. others will love and help me. then in Oblivion. If I enter oblivion with the idea of autonomy for myself and others. On the other hand. Oblivion is a Place where the entire World of Oblivion is structured by the Metaphysical Quiddity of Reciprocity. If I enter Oblivion with the idea of loving and helping Others. B. wishing the worst for all who live there.A. Self-Actualization for myself and others.Chapter 26 Oblivion An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. reality. In Oblivion. acts back upon the person in a similar way. if one enters Oblivion with a Positive Attitude.
you will find Heaven. or in the hereafter. de facto. if you are ever offered Oblivion here. If you are negative you will find Hell.So. . de facto. be careful. and if you are positive.
” and then at the time of his discharge. but in fact this is probably the only way that John Doe will avoid spending the rest of his life in . B. and that the cop and prosecutor made the whole thing up. interestingly enough. Soon after this.Chapter 27 Psychiatry and Justice By Anthony J.. John Doe spends 20 days in jail and then is transferred to a forensic psychiatric ward for evaluation of judicial competency to stand trial.. John Doe spends 2 months on a psychiatric ward for having “dangerous ideas. Esq. Fejfar While I have sometimes been critical of psychiatry in the past. Psychiatry. John Doe complains to the forensic psychiatrist that he has been “framed” by the police and prosecutor on false charges. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. John Doe is a political columnist for a local newspaper. What is the forensic psychiatrist to do in this situation? Well. Fejfar. can help to end the “frame” of a criminal defendant. and charged criminally with aggrevated assault on a police officer.D. Here’s how it works. J. John Doe thinks that he has the protection of free speech and freedom of the press under the United States Constitution. and then later charged criminally with aggrevated assault for alledgedly hitting the cop who arrested him on the original involuntary commitment. John Doe insists that he never committed aggrevated assault.. this may seem unfair. John Doe writes a political column where he makes fun of the local govenor for being corrupt.” Now. I would like to point out one instance where psychiatry helps promote justice. is arrested off the ward. involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward.A. what he does is to diagnose John Doe with schizo-affective disorder for having the “delusion” of being “framed. John Doe is arrested. After the transfer.
The psychiatrist really doesn’t even have to believe John Doe. the psychiatrist is a hero. Whether he knows it or not. one way or the other in order for this technique to work. The psychiatrist presumes John Doe to be delusional about the frame. and this is precisely what makes John Doe judicially incompetent to stand trial at the time of trial.prison as a result of the frame. .
or so.. seemed a . as good as evil. and of course.. These are extremely irrational people who think that anything can mean anything. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. etc. J. Others think that this would be boring and not Heaven. many people believed in Purgatory. The idea that a Good God would leave a person in Hell forever. just waiting for the perfect relationship. They are so deluded that they think that they will go to Heaven for being evil. Some think that we will spend eternity in heaven going to church and praying. in point of fact there is no agreement.D. and Hell as Heaven. suffering torture. Then there is Hell. they define evil as good. Interestingly.Chapter 28 Purgatory and the Nature of Reality By Anthony J.. Esq. Obviously. and that Heaven will be filled with great food. with a suitable number of beautiful women (or men) of the opposite sex. Fejfar Once upon a time a lot of people believed in Heaven and Hell. What is the nature of Heaven? What is Heaven like? Well. even some Satanist think that they will be going to Heaven. and Heaven as Hell. So. Hell has become an increasingly unpopular concept. entertainment.. Since about 1960. I argue that Purgatory best represents the real Nature of Reality and that both Heaven and Hell are antiquated concepts. most people come to the more sensible conclusion that good people go the Heaven and evil people go to Hell.A. Fejfar. B. First let us talk about Heaven. Even longer ago in time. Some think that Heaven is like Paradaise. Others think that there will be no sex at all in Heaven and that beautiful people will not be allowed in.
if they ever did. In fact. then. Additionally. In the old view. it only makes sense that people are punished in Hell if God is in charge in Hell. praying for a friend or relative who was in the “wrong” religion. some contemporary theologians define Hell as the complete separation from God. and I. or something else. you could not go to Hell. I would like to argue that Heaven and Hell no longer exist. Many Catholics and Protestants are ecumenical. Purgatory is defined as a place which is conducive to Spiritual Growth. there were always conceptual problems with Hell. Once in Purgatory. reflection. instead one is being punished by him. In fact. then obviously a person in Hell is not separated from him. Perhaps he might reward you for being evil. On the other hand. Where before. many of us cheated. that is. So people soon either tried to redefine Hell. the idea was that you spent time in Purgatory before you could go to Heaven. Somehow. But. If God is in charge in Hell.little bit extreme. It’s hard for a kid to think that one of his parents was going to Hell for being in the wrong religion. the problem was that Satan was in charge in Hell. and Spiritual . after ecumenism. it is generally thought that Satan tempts people to be evil on Earth. So. I guess it was possible that some would spend a very long time in Purgatory. and instead what exists is something like Purgatory. Obviously. then one might ask why Satan would torture you in Hell. both cannot be true. they try to find the Spirit in other religious traditions. The last problem with Hell is ecumenism. in the old view. Finally. Purgatory is a place for education. if one was Satanically evil. never quite “getting it. Satan is considered to be evil. his Catholic friend might think that he was going to Hell for missing Mass on Sunday. even in the old view. This was especially true when there were children of mixed Protestant Catholic marriages. If you were truly evil then you went to Hell.” Now. this began to fade. there is Purgatory. not Satan. my Protestant friend might think I was going to Hell for not being a “Born Again” Christian. or to define it out of existence. But.
Recall. Hell only exists for those who reject the existence of Purgatory. and for no others. . You see. Newton describes a Spirit World which is ordered toward spiritual and intellectual growth. at this point the notion of Reincarnation. then we must learn them on Earth in later lives. then you are going to find Purgatory to be a difficult place to be. It is this World. both spiritually and intellectually. Journey of Souls. Purgatory is a Spirit World which is based upon the paradigm of spiritual and intellectual growth.Growth. to “Virtual Hell. If we do not learn our lessons in the Spirit World. that we return to between lives on Earth. it would seem that the notion of a “Perfect” Heaven is not logical. find it to be Hellish. then. and those who are not. this Purgatory. One might argue that Purgatory ranges from “Virtual Heaven” on the top end. Since spiritual growth can go on forever. if you spend all your time on Earth being antiintellectual and anti-spiritual. Perhaps. I argue that Reincarnation is ordered toward personal growth. In his book. by psychologist Michael Newton. Those who are in sync with this paradigm find Purgatory to be Heavenly.” on the bottom end.
Since the Quanta subatomic particle is a chameleon particle. I had a physics class in which we studied the properties of light. here is the explanation that I am proposing. This hypothesis seems to confirmed by the very nature of Sunlight itself. Fejfar. No atoms.. no molecules. How is it that Sunlight can have both a particle and a wave function? My answer is this.. . it makes sense that it could shift its structure and manifest as a wave rather than a particle. I argue that each Photon subatomic particle is really a Quanta subatomic particle.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. But. First of all. What I remember is that Sunlight acts both as a Wave and as a Particle. J.D. Under the Unified Quantum Field Theory which I have developed.A. This was an anomaly that the professor could not explain.Chapter 29 Quantum Physics and Sunlight By Anthony J. I am going to argue that all Sunlight is composed of Photon subatomic particles. After giving it some thought. Fejfar When I was a undergraduate student at Creighton University. the problem raised above. certainly no cells. B. Esq. now. just Photons which are subatomic particles.
Erikson is mistaken in saying. Erickson argues that Reason is composed of both an affective element. It is a Love which is ordered toward higher things. Because there is an affective element to Reason it is not as coldly objective as rationality itself.. A Rational person typically does not compromise and does not feel compassion. A Reasonable person can compromise and a Reasonable person can feel compassion. the two are not the same. is 90% logic and 10% love (of logic). Love. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Erik Erikson.A. Esq. I would argue that the Love involved with Reason is in fact intellectual Love. that the type of Love involved is parental love. They love the beauty of a logical syllogism and the beauty of logic itself. then. . Logic. Fejfar Some philosophers have equated Reason with Rationality.D. typically philosophers or lawyers. The Love of Logic is a Higher Love. however. who love logic. Instead. and a rational element. or the Love of Logic. Reason. It is intellectual love. Fejfar. In fact. This is why Reason is superior to Rationality. that is. B. that is. J.Chapter 30 Reason and Higher Love By Anthony J. This point is made by Developmental Psychologist.. There are human beings..
but instead to someplace like Purgatory. that each of us has a Eternal Soul. what country you will live in. and for your next life. No second chances. . Even more so. forever. that after death in a given life.Chapter 31 Reincarnational Estoppel: An Allegory By Anthony J. Now.. not to Hell. And. J. All of this in spite of the First Amendment protection that all of us are supposed to have for religious or philosophical beliefs. In this Spirit World. in general. You spend part of your time selecting where you will live. Many in our society are taught that reincarnation is a false doctrine and because of this do not believe in reincarnation. No going back to Earth. is. typically. not too much fun. Here is the problem. You are then placed with a Soul Group where you spend time studying. Fejfar. B.. of course. and it goes something like this.D. There is no doubt about it. which is typically thought of as a Spirit World. one’s Soul goes not to Heaven. or put them on a psychiatric ward. 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. one first has a life review of one’s immediate past life. there is another story out there. One of the toughest things in life is deciding whether or not to believe in reincarnation. one suspects. Fejfar Life is tough. or Purgatory. what type of body you will have. You then prepare to come to Earth for you next life. what you learned and what you didn’t learn. not exactly.A. You die and then your Eternal Soul goes to Heaven. Esq. and. who your parents will be. etc. ensouling your body between the 6 month and 9th month of your mother’s pregnancy. or put them in jail. The idea of reincarnation.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. looking at what you did right or wrong. Hell.
is now gone forever. that is. In this sense the old person that was. and even more so. one who denies reincarnation. or Purgatory and then gets a “mind wash” forgetting all past life experience and identity. . Hell. is estopped in Equity from reincarnating. Instead the person spends some time in Heaven.Which brings up the last point here. and then is forced to reincarnate under the supervision of Spirit Guides or Archangels. one who persecutes others for believing in reincarnation. the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel. Under the Doctrine of Reincarnational Estoppel.
So. Self-Actualization can be defined at a person’s attempt to actualize projects which that person finds meaningful. the first thing we can say about Self-Actualization is that it is existential in nature. To actualize means to use love. in his work on management and work motivation. are projects which that person finds meaningful. Hatred and other base or negative emotions have no place in self-actualization. The second aspect of Self-Actualization is the notion of “actualization. Esq.. 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. In the first instance. creativity.. attentiveness.Chapter 32 1 Self-Actualization By Anthony J. to help bring the project into existence. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. intelligence and reason.D. Fejfar. Not someone else. actualize means to make something happen. J. you! Your meaning. Fejfar Abraham Maslow.” The person must actualize a project. Finally. but does not spend a great deal of time discussing exactly what Self-Actualization is. The projects which the self-actualizing person attempts to implement. positive intentionality.” Maslow spends a great deal of time describing what self-actualizing people do when working. but it is more than that.
Self-Actualization is practical. Without a project or projects Self-Actualization is impotent and only partial in nature. The above.person is trying to implement. The intelligent parent and manager should keep the above in mind when attempting to motivate a child or employee to work. then describes Self-Actualization. . Self-Actualizing people work on something.
Logos involves Creative Form.D. Critical Thomist realism and Sethian idealism are reconciled. which creatively produces forms or ideas which structure reality. Consciousness. for Seth. J. Substance is a metaphysical quiddity which involves Absolute Relationality. and that the ideas which Creatively Flow from Consciousness are the basis for structuring and creating our Reality. and Critical Thomism By Anthony J. on the other hand. is the integration of Being. . Logos. have argued that reality flows from the tripartite function of God the Father (Being). I. I imagine that if we had to pick one of the three. Finally. that Substance itself is the same as Consciousness is Seth’s system. somehow. for Seth. Fejfar In the Seth books by Jane Roberts. Thus. Thus. and Substance. How then. Seth argues that the ultimate nature of Reality is Consciousness. that Consciousness. I suppose. Being holds all forms in place as Form of Form. Love and Truth. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). in many ways parallels the trinity that I have described above. Esq.A.Chapter 33 Seth. it is apparent that the metaphysical trinity that I have described performs the same function as Consciousness.. can these two views of the fundamental nature of reality be reconciled? In point of fact. God the Son (Logos).. Fejfar.. it is apparent that Consciousness. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. for Seth.
then. then.. J. Substance. . What is the Absolute? The Absolute is Absolute Relationality..A. The Holy Spirit.. is Truth.Chapter 34 Substance and the Holy Spirit By Anthony J. as Substance is Absolute Relationality. 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. Only Intuition or Mysticism can really understand this. Bergson argued that the highest reality principle was the Absolute. and Love. Because the ultimate nature of reality is probabilistic and relative. and I think it can. then it seems to me that the Holy Spirit is in many respects a feminine Spirit. As I have argued before. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is the Holy Spirit as Feminine. If it can be said that relationality is a feminine virtue. Absolute Relationality. Esq. the Holy Spirit. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. the mobility of God is found primarily in the Substance of the Holy Spirit. Fejfar Philosopher Henri Bergson argues that the ultimate nature of reality is mobility. As it says in the Book of Wisdom in the Catholic Bible. Fejfar. I argue that when it comes to God. but this is it.D. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is “mobile mobility.” What then can we say about the Holy Spirit in more philosophical terms? Well.
that is. One would expect that equity would intervene to help the poor tenant.. that the equity courts would not intervene to protect tenants rights. Esq. and the discount to the tenant lender was the equivalent of interest. It is said that because the earliest tenants were really usurious lenders. lending money at interest. and lease the land from the landlord noble for less than fair market value as a way of collecting interest. equity did not. but because of the usurious origins of the lease.Chapter 35 The Lease as an Equitable Use By Anthony J. . The rent was in essence the loaned money. the lender would become the tenant of a noble with land.D. Instead. B. Soon. the tenant’s estate was considered to be a non- freehold interest which was governed by common law property law in the law courts. It is time that the medieval rule governing leases should change. J. 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. The tenant should be seen as receiving an equitable estate or equitable use from the landlord so that equity courts can intervene on behalf of tenants against the more powerful landlords. Fejfar. the lease was transformed from the lender tenant situation to what we normally expect. however.A. a lease from a financially successful landlord to a tenant with little money. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Fejfar The origins of the modern lease are obscure. Instead of a loan with interest..
I would not be surprised if the Gospels themselves were not magically etched upon the souls of the newly .D. they also have the supernatural benefit of Baptism. by the way. especially cradle Catholics.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. fully human. For Catholics. Cradle Catholic kids. Fully God. Baptism is Magic.Chapter 36 1 The Christ Child By Anthony J. the Eternal Child is the Christ Child. Fejfar. and fully kid. the Angels and Archangels in the Soul and consciousness of the newly Baptized baby. J. Not only do they experience Christmas and the Nativity during the magical play stages of childhood. are kids who are baptized Catholic in infancy and raised Catholic. I argue that this process takes place for Cradle Catholic kids in a very intense way. Fejfar In eastern and pagan religions there is the god known as the Eternal Child. Esq. Baptism places all the Holy Archetypes of all the Saints. Cradle Catholic kids get both barrels of the Holy Spirit at an early age. I have read books by various authors who all agree that spirit guides or angels work with us in our sleep to help us..
you will have to try another life born as a Cradle Catholic. . For those converts who are not Cradle Catholics. (out of body experience). every Cradle Catholic kid has the Christ Child as his or her primary teacher. to really get it. The Cradle Catholic kid of age two.baptized. Moreover. I can only say that with Catholic Reincarnation. in his or her sleep has an OBE. shifting his or her soul or astral body into Heaven where he or she plays with the Christ Child as is taught many secrets of Catholic Wisdom.
Traditional financing is difficult to come by for the ordinary client. Contingent Fees are thought to be immoral.. They only take “winning” cases and when they win they get paid handsomely. and. Given. The typical contingent fee agreement provides that the attorney will receive a percentage of any recovery that the client receives from the opposing party in litigation. Fejfar In Europe. The idea is that it all evens out. and 40% of any recovery which takes place on appeal or as a result of an appeal. and the money recovered on behalf of the client. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The problem is. Another way of financing a case in litigation is for the client to barrow money. Fejfar. and very successful too. B. Contingent Fee lawyers argue that this system is just because they don’t always win every case.A. the ethics rules prohibit a lawyer from loaning money to a client on the theory that this creates a conflict of interest.D.. J. is there anything that we could come up with which would take the best of the contingent fee and the . that some contingent fee lawyers are very good at what they do. the lawyer receives 25% of any recovery which takes place before trial. this situation. Traditionally. In lawsuits where a large amount of damages are alleged. In order to make up for the loss in a losing case.Chapter 37 The Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses By Anthony J. Contingent Fees to Attorney’s in Plaintiff’s civil cases are fairly common.. however. Some argue too much. it is possible that a lawyer will recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in a given case. if the case is won. while in the United States. 33% of any recovery which takes place during or as a result of trial. Esq. the lawyer gets what appears to be a large windfall in a winning case.
a bank or a law firm. where repayment of the loan is contingent upon the client recovering money in a lawsuit. This money then goes into the Lawyer Trust Fund account for the Client’s benefit. But the amount of the contingent loan is based upon the actual attorney’s fees charged and expenses incurred. Because of the risk involved. in a typical case. I argue that this new litigation financing vehicle is ethical and legal. The only way the Client is ever personally liable for the amount loaned is if the Client fires the Lawyer prior to the conclusion of the case. A Contingent Loan for Attorney’s Fees and Expenses is a loan made by an investor. Additionally. Successful civil lawsuits end illegal freeloading by persons who break the law. I also argue that this way of financing civil litigation would be economically efficient. There really is no more conflict of interest for a lawyer than there would be with an ordinary contingent fee. the lender bank or Law Firm will be entitled to a $15. against which the lawyer will bill his fee of $150 per hour.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. Expenses are also reimbursed from the Client’s Lawyer Trust Fund Account. So. in a case where no money is recovered for the Client in the lawsuit. or another person.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. the bank or Law Firm get a premium interest rate of 25% on the principal amount per annum. Attorney’s Firm loans Client $15.000 business loss on its income tax return. .
if the company had $3 billion budget and the . Now. maybe only two or three dollars. At the end of the audit. Fejfar Although I must admit that I have only had 6 hours of accounting. down to about $500.A. if the accountant is billing hourly. you have a checking account.D. Since I think that my time as a lawyer is worth at least $50 per hour. Of course it costs money to have an audit performed. in trying to balance my checkbook over the years I have found that I am typically off by a small amount of money. J. in an account which had anywhere from a couple of thousand dollars in it. if you look at your check register. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and. and. Interestingly.. Esq. there is a column for both credits and debits. B. If I were to follow the rules that I learned in my accounting classes. things are supposed to balance. I found that I was spending over $100 to correct an error which was only two or three dollars. the time taken to find the error might be very expensive. performing an audit. the issue which confronts me with my checkbook can also confront a Certified Public Accountant..Chapter 38 The Correcting Entry: Toward a New Generally Recognized Accounting Principle By Anthony J. In fact. it may be that the idea of a little knowledge is inspiring rather than dangerous as some might think. If you are like me. The interesting thing about a checking account is that it is remarkably like an accounting system. at the end of every month you have to do a reconciling balance to ensure that you and the bank think that you have the same amount of money in your account. I would have to spend hours trying to find out why my balance was off by two or three dollars. Fejfar.. Once again. This is economically inefficient.
you simply make a credit or debit entry in to the “adjusting entry account” in order to get the “correct” balance. . but perhaps unattractive to some accountants who desire perfection. attractivc to me as a lawyer. it does not make much sense to spend thousands of dollars in accountant time trying to correct the problem. and have saved ourselves some time and money to boot. 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. is that when you are only off by a small amount. 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.” to reconcile the balance. that it is perfectly acceptable to set up an “adjusting entry account.balance was off only by $100. The idea.
and Hatred. fails in his attempt to integrate the Dark Side of the Force during his lifetime. one should have the attitude of love. Annakin’s failure is twofold. 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. Loving everything and everyone as much as possible. Instead. hatred.D. it is Gray Being. jeolousy. Annakin. he allowed himself to develop and use Black Magic instead of Gray Magic. Annakin Skywalker.Chapter 39 1 The Dark Side of the Force By Anthony J. Real detachment comes from love not from repression. Annakin is overcome by the Dark Side and becomes the evil Darth Vader. not Black. J. without being engulfed. Luke’s father. never works. Fejfar. first. allowed his base emotions to control his mind rather than relying on the higher emotions. Fejfar In Star Wars. the Force takes the place of Being as the primary metaphysical concept. It destroys the person who hates as much as anyone else. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Second... Luke Skywalker is encouraged to integrate the Dark Side of the Force. as such. Esq. If the Force exists. . The base emotions are fear.
it is still well known that the Byzantine Catholic Church exists. I don’t think that Bohemia was ever really part of the Roman Empire. Anne of Bohemia. Fejfar After much reflection.. not wanting to be either Roman Catholic or Anglican (The Church of England). . B. Catholics in Bohemia started calling themselves Episcopalian Catholic.Chapter 40 The Episcopalian Catholic Church By Anthony J. so the idea of an Episcopalian Catholic Church may seem a little bit odd. I have come to the conclusion that I am an Episcopalian Catholic. nor Roman Catholic. Fejfar.. I argue that when Anne came to England to marry Henry she brought with her tens of thousands of Bohemians from her Kingdom. Many people that we consider to be Eastern Orthodox Christians. in the East. that it takes on the name of the Episcopalian Catholic Church. I think that this first happened in the Kingdom of Bohemia. When Henry married Anne. we just didn’t realize it. I argue that the House of Stuart had ties to the Bohemian aristocracy and was not Anglican. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. When Henry broke from Rome and started the Anglican Church. Bohemia was Byzantine Catholic up until the time of King Henry the Eight of England. You see. also known as Anne Boleyn. most people are familiar with the Episcopalian Protestant Church. Bohemia became part of Great Britain. I. I argue that when the Byzantine Catholic Church comes West. what is now part of the Czech Republic. instead it was right on the edge. These Bohemians were left stranded in the British Isles after Henry divorced Anne Boleyn and started the Church of England. J. take the position that the Episcopalian Catholic Church has been around for quite some time. Now. however.. Esq. are really Byzantine Catholic.A. but rather Episcopalian Catholic. You see. who had for a time as his Queen.D.
and they were not Episcopalian Protestant.When Episcopalian Catholics came to the American Colonies. and because they did not have sufficient numbers or political power they had to try to fit into the established categories. the Colonists left the Anglican Church. they were not Roman Catholic. . Thus. even though we may be formally affiliated with the Anglican Church. but few Episcopalian Catholic Churches. and joined the Episcopalian Church. and now were faced with an even more interesting dilemma. It is time for the Episcopalian Catholic Church to develop its own identity. More immigrants came from Bohemia and Great Britain over time to America who were Episcopalian Catholic. they found Anglican Churches and Roman Catholic Churches. however. These Episcopalians. the Episcopalian Protestant Church. even today. considered themselves Protestant with their roots in the Anglican Church not the Byzantine Catholic Church. that is the Church of England which supported the monarchy of King George. They were not Anglican. I argue that many of us are Episcopalian Catholic. prior to the revolutionary war. or the Roman Catholic Church. When the revolutionary war came.
.D. I watched the movie several times before it occurred to me that if the shovel was that sharp. lands in the no-man zone in an attempt to rescue Beagle..Chapter 41 The Ethical Dilemma of Flyboys By Anthony J. Flyboys. So. In the movie. Beagle’s right hand is caught between the ground and the wing of his crashed fighter plane. however.. Rawlins. and seemingly did not even think about it. There is another approach to this type of situation. another fighter pilot in Beagle’s squandron. In the stress of the situation. When Rawlins trys to help Beagle get Beagle’s hand loose from under the crashed aircraft. which is called “the third way. if Rawlins could find the “third way” and “think outside the box. In . “thinking outside the box. Life seems to give many either/or situations to us. Fejfar In the Movie. Rawlins is apparently faced with an either/or situation. where either choice involved is not particularly attractive. 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. J.” or sometime called. Esq. he has no success. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.A. B. Fejfar. Either he cuts off Beagle’s hand. or he leaves him there to die from enemy shell fire. Steve Keeva wrote about this in relation to legal practice.” the ABA Journal. a world war one fighter pilot is shot down and crash lands in the no-man zone between the French and German lines. 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. Rawlins did not even try this innovative solution.” then maybe a better solution to the problem might present itself.
Obviously.. then Beagle would have been able to escape with both hands intact. The same is true of intution. doctors.Creativity is a gift and it is a gift which often disappears in high stress situations. If Rawlins had been able to do this. etc. to develop the ability to be creative or intuitive under stress. I argue that we need to train managers. lawyers. If we are trying to create a better world. a better solution to the problem. .
the the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. but I’ll make one up. that is Theosphany.” Stan Smith replies.” “Oh. Theosphany doesn’t really even have a definition. Here is the situation. here comes the shift in ground.A. (Phil. it works like this: I start out an argument having the key word defined implicitly or explicitly as Definition A. that Theosphany is a serious sin. and additionally. Esq. Joe Farmer tries to defend himself. and often unnoticed forms of arguing falsely. Joe Farmer replies.. “But you’re a republican you are against abortion on the basis of the Bible. and gets put on a psychiatric ward.” Now.” says Joe Farmer. The whole idea is not very complicated. “you believe in Liberation Theology. and accuse him of Theosphany. Let us assume for the sake of argument that the word Theosphany means political theology. Stan Smith tells everyone that Theosphany is one of the most terrible crimes there is. “Theospany does not include the Bible.” Stan Smith says.” Now.D. Fejfar. during the middle of the argument I then. “Why do you think that I have committed Theosphany?” “Well. Stan Smith attacks the professor.Chapter 42 The Fallacy of Shifting Ground By Anthony J.). or fallaciously. and continue the argument. shift the key word definition to Definition B. He asks. B. I am on a law faculty and one of the faculty members believes in liberation theology. Let me give an example. that’s Theosphany too. Fejfar One of the more interesting. without really letting anyone know. Joe Farmer. J. its not. At a faculty meeting.” “No. as he gets fired from his job for Theosphany. as far as I know.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. I’ll make up an interesting word. . “Theosphany.
” Without telling anyone. .Now. So. if Joe Farmer knew what was going on.” Now. Joe Farmer could have accused Stan Smith. and accused Stan Smith of hippocracy. watch out for the Fallacy of Shifting Ground. he would have asked what the logical distinction was between Theosphany as originally defined and Theosphany as later defined. we the audience know that the original definition of Theosphany was “political theology. Once this was done. the definition was changed from that to “Political Theology not involving the Bible. or even have argued equitable estoppel against him. of Theosphany. Joe Farmer might have been able to argue that there really is no rational basis to exclude Biblical Theology from the overall idea of Theosphany.
had been with the KGB since childhood. most of the Communist Party was composed of former Nazi’s and their children. and Spiritual Catholics.. mostly Republicans. Mein Kamph to the law students without them even knowing what so going on. His Father had been in the Nazi SS in Nazi Germany and had been rehabilitated into a Communist after the war.000 in the United States. Soon. Karl Schmidt had first made his way to Nazi Portugal. and then to Nazi Brazil. to at least put them in Internment Camps (Death . but really they were still Nazis. Esq. they were teaching Adolph Hitler’s book. he changed names. He got fake Brazillian papers and came to the United States with a student visa.D. Schmidt recruited other Bosnian and East German KGB agents and put them on the law faculty. murdered a person who looked like him. that the Final Solution to America’s problems was to exterminate the poor.A. He went to law school at Harvard and soon became a law school Dean.Chapter 43 The Final Solution A Political Allegory By Anthony J... the mentally ill. Fejfar It was 1993 and the Wall in East Germany was down. and took his place. 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. The KGB had a plan in place for the year 2. B. Fejfar. In East Germany. Karl Schmidt. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. J. or. As soon as he got to the United States. The called themselves Communists to appease the Russians. They taught the gullible students.
almost like Jedi Knights.Camps) or in mental hospitals. . They seemed to have supernatural abilities. This would be a problem. The only problem was that the Spiritual Catholics were fighting back.
” most of us are pretty thick skinned. Fejfar I am a Liberal.. Reincarnation.D. . Esq. and I am in favor of the Social Welfare Net. from an aesthetic point of view poverty is disgusting. clothing. you are entitled to live a life where your basic human needs are met. 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. most of the positions that we take are based upon enlightened rational self interest. So. medical treatment. it is pretty hard to find a “bleeding heart liberal. Fejfar. regardless of their utility to society. the culturally sophisticated person prefers to pay the freight so that the poor can have a decent life Now. I suppose part of it has to do with compassion. and entertainment (G rated I suppose). transportation.A. You see. in the Great Society. which is a function of reason more than anything else. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. education. or ignorant. B. if I choose to live. I follow Kant’s idea that persons are to be each given a very high value intrinsically. As we do unto others. The idea of the Social Welfare Net is that regardless of what income you might have. Compassion aside. each of us is entitled to have basic food. we choose rational self interest. Instead of using the base emotion of selfishness to guide our decisions.. In fact. J. As I have argued previously.. shelter.Chapter 44 The Great Society. and the Social Welfare Net By Anthony J. so it will be done unto us. the reincarnational system teaches us that as we sow so we shall reap. another reason to favor the Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the existence of Reincarnation and Karma. or are homeless. Rather than murder or force poor people into suicide. Thus. but I’m not sure.
and the Social Welfare Net. as a believer in the Great Society. Chapter 45 . While you might try to gamble that you will be rich financially in most of your lives. I. If the job cannot pay a living wage then maybe the person is better off on welfare from an individual as well as a societal point of view. Additionally. I am not sure about that. The Social Welfare Net and the Great Society is the rational choice. There really are not that many millionaires in America relative to the population as a whole. The Great Society is filled with Great Companies who have Great Employees working for them. in the great society all schools. this seems doubtful. transportation. am purchasing “Karma Insurance” so that in any life that I might live in the future. No child should go to school hungry and no child should go home hungry from school. I argue that such a world is possible and is economically efficient.without protest. clothing. shelter. there are many governmental programs open to the working poor and the middle class. The odds are you will end up poor. in the Great Society. education. in a society with no Social Welfare Net. statistically. public or private. should provide a good nutritious breakfast and lunch for every student. my Karma for the next life will be to be a poor person in a world with no Social Welfare Net. For example. The companies who invest the most in their employees make the most money. From a Karmactic point of view. The countries that invest the most in its people do very well economically. Education at every level should be free or at minimal cost so that all can participate. In response. as a matter of rational self interest. The argument is that people on welfare should not make more than a working poor person. 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. entertainment. one should always try to moderate extremes in one’s culture or face the likelihood that you will be dealing with one of the extremes in a future life. I will be guaranteed the basics of food.
that is.. all one has to do is look at geometry. Form is what structures reality more than any other metaphysical quiddity. For every word.. The metaphysical quiddity associated with the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom is Form: Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom Form Form is one of the most important metaphysical quiddities. . as well. Of course there are Fractal Forms.A. the Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom. J. then integrates with other metaphysical quiddities at various levels of reality: Accidental Form Material Form Quantum Form Substantial Form Finally.. Form. the World of the Forms.D. Fejfar.The Holy Spirit of Divine Wisdom and Form By Anthony J. there is a form. and the Rectangle each are very basic forms. the Square. Fejfar Previously. the World of the Immutable Platonic Forms is filled with forms. For every thing there is a form. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq. B. as is the substantial reality of Substantial Form. The Triangle. I have argued that there are metaphysical quiddities associated with each person of the Holy Trinity: God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit Being Logos Form of Form Unrestricted Act of Understanding Creative Form Substantial Form Reason Substance Absolute Relational Loving Truth I have also alluded to the “Fourth” person of the Trinity. If one doubts that Form exists.
Chapter 46 The Lurking God .
A wonderful God. He doesn’t smother. God is a cloud. It doesn’t last long. I saw God in a rainbow. Never a snore. J. Every once and awhile. Beautiful waves. Loving the Other.A. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Then behind a Tree. Wonderful feeling.A Poem By Anthony J. A huggable Bear. He could see me. Esq. I talk to God. I saw God on a seashore. Fejfar.D. I wondered if. Fejfar The Lurking God I saw God around a corner. A beautiful feeling. B. Grace that saves. Colors galore. A bit of a trial. Chapter 47 The Moderation Corporation and Income Tax .. A Loving Spirit. A whisp in the air.. God respects my Freewill..
B.A. a sliding fee scale for the sale of corporate goods and services. Fejfar.. I have also argued that a Moderation Corporation should be given special tax treatment. Chapter 48 The Origin of the Nolo Contendere Plea in Criminal Law . The sliding fee scale is based upon the buyer’s annual income. The Moderation Corporation. the idea is that the price that the buyer pays should be proportionately reduced based on the buyer having a lower income than the norm. as such. Thus. whether I am selling legal services or a golf cart. which is not only exempt from income tax.. which pays income tax. The purpose of a Moderation Corporation is to produce a moderate profit using moderate means. would find itself in position half way between that of a for profit corporations.By Anthony J.D. Fejfar Previously. and that corporate wages and salaries also should be exempt from income tax. and would promote social responsibility of business. thus. Esq. My argument is that a Moderation Corporation should have as an essential attribute. I argue that the Moderation Corporation would serve a useful function in a market economy. Dividends of a Moderation Corporation would be taxable. I argue that that corporation should be exempt from federal and state income tax. but also can receive tax deductible charitable contributions. J. I have argued for the existence and use of a Moderation Corporation. Where such a Moderation Corporation is using a sliding fee scale. and that of a not-for-profit.. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
By Anthony J. and I have an answer. because of the politics of the situation.A. it is best for a Criminal Defendant to plead Nolo Contendere. 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. Jesus was being tried before Pilate with the crime of being the King of the Jews. obviously could not admit that it was a crime for him to be the King of the Jews and the Messiah. In so doing. Now. Ordinarily. instead it is simply a refusal to contest the conviction that is entered without an innocent plea. The Nolo plea is not an admission of guilt. For example. So. knowing that a Nolo conviction cannot be used against him in a later disbarment proceeding. however. Jesus. Sometimes. in a Criminal Case. J. Fejfar The Nolo Contendere plea in Criminal Law is an interesting legal doctrine. Once charged by Pilate for treason for being the King of the Jews and the Messiah. Esq. one might wonder what the origin of the Nolo plea is in western law. one either pleads guilty or innocent. Jesus could not really deny that he was the King of the Jews and the Messiah.. B. a capable lawyer himself was placed in a difficult situation.D. but on the other hand. Jesus said to Pilate.. . just what is the Nolo Contendere plea? Well. Fejfar. an attorney defendant might take a Nolo plea to a crime but not confess guilt. “It is you who say that I am “[the King of the Jews and the Messiah]. It is also used in some circumstances to avoid collateral use of a guilty plea conviction.. Now. or the Messiah. I argue that the Nolo Contendere plea is based upon English Ecclesial Law which is modeled after the encounter of Jesus with Pilate during Holy Week. 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. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.
Chapter 49 The Origins of the Crime of Penury . Jesus did not deny the charge. Obviously. but on the other hand did not admit guilt.Jesus entered the first Nolo Contendere plea that we know of. the Nolo plea of Jesus carried over into later ecclesial law and then the English Common Law.
the Roman Catholic “threat” had been stilled and another threat became apparent to the Protestant Anglican aristocracy.. Esq. Anglican Church of England. So Penury first became a crime in the Anglican Ecclesial Courts in England during the reign of King on. Fejfar.” Henry VIII. the word “Penury” is not even found in most standard dictionaries. that is. where Penury is defined as “Poverty. the King who broke from Rome and founded the Protestant.A. The one place where you can find Penury listed is in Black’s Law Dictionary. If they are not illegally prosecuted and put in jail. . By 1850.An Allegorical Account By Anthony J. In fact. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Protestant Mystics and spiritualists who became religious or political leaders were also charged with Penury. Protestant Mysticism. The Protestants and their King were doing everything they could to destroy Roman Catholocism in England. J. they are illegally and involuntarily put on psychiatric wards to try to force them to become atheists.. Fejfar Penury is a crime that you will not find in the statute books..D. B. where the penalty was either death or life in prison. This practice of persecuting both mystical or spiritual Catholic and Protestant “Saints” spread to the United States and is still in use today. in England. Penury was also charged against Roman Catholic lay leaders who were spiritual leaders or political leaders. Any person who had taken a religious vow of poverty in Roman Catholic religious life was charged criminally in ecclesial court with Penury.
C. and 18 U.C.S. Natural Law. section 242. 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. peyote case. 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. section 1983. Chapter 50 .
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. This is precisely the Communist attitude which Marx wrote about. Never mind that the government was trying to regulate the economy so that it would stay both fair and private. Even rich people wonder if they can afford to send their kids to college anymore. Like the Soviet Union. the thought was that in the Soviet Union the government ran everything.. The Republicans seem to want the State to fall away so that we can be left with a Communist Utopia. B.D. Fejfar. when the Democrats wanted more funding for social programs. Esq. Fejfar Typically. that it would come from the Democratic Party. I suspect that the Communist Utopia we will end up with will involve poverty. but from the Republican Party. they see it as evil. J. euthanasia. From Ronald Reagan to George Bush the Republicans have done everything that they can at both the state and federal level to dismantle government. I would like to propose another idea about Communism in this essay.The Republican Manifesto By Anthony J. at least in some quarters.A. Law school tuition is so high that it is de facto impossible for most . Rather that seeing the government as a good. But. that if there was ever to be a Communist revolution in the United States. it is thought. and ignorance. such “Big Government” Democrats were really Communists trying to bring about a controlling central government. So. Karl Marx. and so. Apparently.. unemployment. Ronald Reagan did the best he could to destroy the middle class in this country by preventing its children from going to college. perhaps the real Communist revolution in this country will come not from the Democratic Party. abortion. in the Communist Manifesto said that at the end of the materialist dialectical process. the government would fall away as an unnecessary evil. Never mind that the social programs put money into the pockets of private individuals. not the government.. It is even worse today.
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. not a month. Perhaps. while food stamps pays only $60 per month. In Pennsylvania. Sixty dollars is about enough to buy food for one person for a week. Food for thought. instead of being anticommunist was really a communist himself. Ronald Reagan. for example welfare pays only $600 per month. Often these lawyers have a student loan debt of over $120.000. The idea that welfare exists is a joke. almost guaranteeing that they will not be able to represent middle class or low income clients.law graduates to start a solo practice. So perhaps the Republican Manifesto has come to pass afterall. Chapter 51 .
David was charged criminally with motor vehicle homicide. It was David’s second week on the job in London. when the law in England was that he should be driving on the left hand side. and already he had been involved in 6 separate car accidents with his UPS truck. as well as the UPS driver’s manual.. England. Esq. and entered the order. David told his solicitor that he (David) was following the same law that he always had in the United States. and asked for long term psychiatric care for David. After conferring.A. Fejfar. 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. Fejfar David Greene was a driver for United Postal Service in Indianapolis. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. The judge agreed. he discovered that David’s problem was that David thought that he (David) should be driving on the right hand side of the road. The next day David’s solicitor met with the barrister assigned to defend David in court.. J. not once being involved in a car accident with his UPS truck. In his last accident.D. When David’s attorney (Solicitor) visited David in prison.. Indiana.The Schizophrenic Driver An Allegorical Tale By Anthony J. B. instead he was just following . UPS offered him a job at twice the pay on a new delivery route in London. David insisted that he had done nothing wrong and was not mentally ill. David did his job competently and well for over 20 years. When David reached age 40. Once on the ward David was once again diagnosed with schizoprehenia by his psychiatrist. transferring David to a psychiatric ward.
The psychiatrist agreed. David then asked the psychiatrist if he David would be considered schizophrenic in the United States. David. The psychiatrist told David that this was precisely why David was schizophrenic. The psychiatrist replied no. only in England. of political to him and not medical.the law as he learned it in the United States and the UPS drivers manual. David responded that it all seemed sort Chapter 52 . 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.
and Equity (equity favors the one in need. should band together and form an International Wisdom Society: The Sons of Liberty. Individual Self Transcendence (compassion for oneself and others) The Ethical Matrix requires that one who is a Son of Liberty make his or her ethical decisions on the Natural Law Ethical Principles of: Reciprocity (treat another as you would wish to be treated in similar circumstances. Fejfar. Individual Autonomy 2.The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society By Anthony J.. equity favors the one . The primary purpose of the Sons of Liberty is to ensure that a liberal. Individual Rational Self Interest 3.. Utility (Maximization of Value based on the Liberal Scale of Values stated above). all Sons of Liberty should be dedicated to two purposes: The Liberal Scale of Values and the Ethical Matrix. B. 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). J. In achieving this goal of Liberty.. Fejfar I propose that those of us who are sympathetic to much of what I have been writing. The Liberal Scale of Values represents a morality based upon Liberty and the 4 Liberty based values of: 1.A. Individual Self Actualization (actualizing one’s meaningful projects) 4. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Esq.D. Liberty based society is present throughout the world.
The Sons of Liberty support Social Responsibility of Business where business decisions are made using the Ethical Matrix. requiring all law to be reasonable. and executive branches of government. is the basis for Natural Rights and Liberty. The Sons of Liberty support the judicial review of all legislative and executive branch actions using the Constitution. Finally. Natural Law. The Sons of Liberty support a Constitutional Democracy with a legislative. based on Classical Philosophy. from each according to one’s ability). judicial. Neothomism. to each according to one’s need. .with the greatest need. equity says that for each Son of Liberty. as a basis for Liberty should be taught in grade school through graduate school. the Sons of Liberty should support the use and teaching of Metaphysics.
Fejfar © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. What is Liberation? We can see a eight fold movement of Liberation: 1. Fejfar The Goal of a Son of Liberty is to achieve Liberty for himself and others. Individual Metaphysical Liberation 3. This can be done through the process of Liberation. Liberative Law 8. Liberative Social Norming 7. Liberative Social Political Action 6. Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures 5. judgment-reflection. Individual Ethical Liberation 4. Liberative Law Enforcement Individual Cognitive Liberation involves the “self appropriation” of one’s mind in a quadrilectical movement of experience.Chapter 53 The Sons of Liberty: An International Wisdom Society (2)1 By Anthony J. understanding. Individual Cognitive Liberation 2. .
In order to Liberate. judgment-reflection. understanding. Metaphysical Liberation involves structuring one’s consciousness with Being. each of us must love. Love moves the will to Act when we are afraid to act. and Substance. understanding. Love is Liberation. and love. Logos is Creative Form. to really act to Liberate we must love. judgment-reflection. Each of us must experience: experience. Being is the basis for much of our Intuition of Reality. Finally. Being is Form of Form. and love. understanding. Finally. we must then each know what is going on. In the final analysis love Liberates. The Second Movement of Liberation is Metaphysical Liberation. Being is the basis for the Incomprehensible God the Father. judgment-reflection. It is the appropriation of Being. In order to Liberate. we must each then understand what is going on. Logos. and love. Logos is the basis for The Word which is the Son of God. and Substance. an Unrestricted Pure Act of Understanding. experience. Each of us must judge and reflect that we know reality through experience. Jesus Christ. Being Liberates! Logos Liberates! Substance Liberates! . Finally. and love. Creative Word. Substance is Formless Form. Each of us must understand: experience. judment-reflection. we must first experience what is going on. In order to Liberate. that causes Liberation to Flourish. which paradoxically is a combination of Truth. more than anything else. with a small amount of Form and love. or Creative Reason. or Reason itself. understanding. through judgment and reflection. Logos.and love.
and a scale of values. Utility 3. and Ethics. Ethics teaches us what is right or wrong.Individual Ethical Liberation is the Third Movement of Liberation. ratio. Here. Value implies Proportionality is seen best in a one to one individual values. and socially. Equity Reciprocity requires that the individual treat another as that person would like to be treated in similar circumstances. to do. Utility means Maximization of Value. Proportionality means equality before the law. Equity means that Equity makes an equitable Reciprocity exception from a general rule based upon need. . experience. Finally. Liberates! Utility Liberates! Proportionality Liberates! Equity Liberates! The Fourth Movement of Liberation is the Social Liberation Critique of Unjust Social Structures. judgment-reflection. Rules Metaphysical Intuition. Proportionality 4. understanding. better or worse. both individually. Need is based upon love. combine to critique unjust social structures. love. Reciprocity 2. Damages paid should be proportional to damages sustained. There are four basic Natural Law Ethical Principles: 1.
Liberative social rules must be taught in school and at Society must reward those who engage in Liberatory consciousness and action. are unjust. Rules Rules which are Unethical are unjust. In order for just laws to be enacted in the first place. are impractical and unjust. So. does not necessarily mean that it will be enforced. In order for just laws to be enforced. and rather are based upon hate. Law is to support the common good. Thus children are taught not to steal as a moral rule long before they are taught this as a legal rule. As Saint Thomas Aquinas said. Liberation requires social and political action. The Fifth Movement of Liberation is liberative Social Political Action. home. and society must sanction those who oppose Liberatory consciousness and action. In order for unjust laws to be repealed. are unreasonable and unjust.which are wrong in the face of experience. rules which do not involve reciprocity. Rule which are unwise in their rejection of good judgment or reflection. . Rules which are obtuse or irrational violate substantive due process. Similarly. This is the natural societal function. which reject a transcendent Metaphysical basis for Reality are unjust. social and political action is required. utility. social and political action is required. Liberative Social and Political Action Liberates! Liberative Social Norming is the Sixth Movement of Liberation. Rules which lack love as their basis. Just because a just law is on the books. and are unjust. Liberation must support active Social Norming. and equity. proportionality. social and political action is required. are unjust.
especially. or near just society. Law and Liberation (substantial use of essay) Fejfar. is required. Just as the Founding Fathers of the American Revolution fought a Revolutionary War of Liberation against King George. are required to Liberate and to be Liberated. Insight Lonergan. unjust regimes.Liberative Law is the Seventh Movment of Liberation. legislators. only democratic. Law Liberates! Liberative Law Enforcement is the Eight Movement of Liberation. just. A Theory of Justice in Collection Law Enforcement must . Jurisprudence for a New Age Lonergan. Liberate! All eight movements of Liberation are required for a just society to exist. In the case of a democratic. so to those who are oppressed in undemocratic. Rawls. Both individual as well as societal liberation is required. political. must also fight. non-violent means of social. Those responsible for the administration of justice. police officers. and judges. lawyers. and legal change. such as we have in the United States. Method in Theology Lonergan. Cognitional Structure. Even lay persons are required to stay informed and involved in law enforcement. Bibliography Fejfar.
the Attorney for Husband’s Estate. Imagine this situation. I must tell you that a “Wild Deed” is a concept found in Real Property Law. Esq. The only significant property that Wife owned was her share of Blackacre.. one must be able to undertake a Grantor-Grantee and a Grantee-Grantor search of the public real estate recording records. I didn’t think that it would ever come up in real life. Fejfar. or Race-Notice real property recording statutes. in order for a title to real property to be valid. five years later. . In states where there is no Tract Index (most of the East and South in the United States). there must be a valid chain of title. If one cannot undertake a valid search using the Grantor- Grantee index and verify the chain of title. back to our hypothetical. Instead. among other things. Fejfar One might think that a “Wild Deed. Recall. Oliver Attorney. Husband and Wife are married. Husband and Wife hold a Tenacy by the Entirety in Blackacre.” might have something to do with a youthful indiscretion which took place after a college beer party. B. but I have a situation in mind where it can. J. Then. and hold Blackacre as Tenant by the Entirety. that because of the existence of Race. Notice.A. probates the Will by filing for Letter Testamentary and the Will is recorded by the Registrar of Wills Office with the County. that a Tenacy by the Entirety is an estate where. When I was taught about the “Wild Deed” in law school. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. in order to establish a good chain of title..D. Husband dies. Now. one half of the interest in the real property in question passes to the surviving spouse by survivorship when the other spouse has died.Chapter 54 The Wild Deed and Real Property Law By Anthony J.. Recall. leaving Blackacre to his four children by Will. also. then this is a defect in the title. Wife dies and no one bothers to probate the estate.
Without realizing it. This is a serious defect in the title. The filed Death certificate functions as a Wild Deed. Instead.” Sally has a title search done. and H’s will to his children.” Let me explain. it is found outside the chain of title after H’s will is recorded. To start the title search. but Sally’s attorney runs into a problem. So . H is the Grantee by survivorship and H and W the Grantor by the Deed The problem however. Here it is. Oliver Attorney has created a “Wild Deed. Let us say further that the children of Husband convey Blackacre to Bill in fee simple absolute.Oliver Attorney then files the Death Certificate for Wife in the Chain of Title in the Registrar of Deeds Office. listing H and W as the Grantor and H as the Grantee. Children of H and W are the Grantee and H’s will is the Grantor. attorney must use the Grantee-Grantor index and work backwards. is that the Death Certificate showing the transfer by survivorship is not in the chain of title. but it is not there. Bill and Sally sign a Purchase Agreement which states that Bill will provide Sally with “Marketable Title. Bill is the Grantee and Children of H and W are the Grantor. let’s see what we find in the search. Bill records the Deed and then in turn tries to sell Blackacre to Sally. In theory you will find it filed between the original Deed to H and W.
D. we see a discussion of the ideas of “intent” and “timing. For a realist. For the realist. or was.” Both are very interesting concepts. and intent is irrelevant. Similarly. with good intent. intent is everything. . and have the right intent.. If I try to accomplish something. “Journey into Oness” by Michael Roads. The realist never praises the idealist who. An idealist would tell us that even if one accomplished the greatest feat in the world.Chapter 55 Timing and Intent By Anthony J. For a realist. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. results are all that count. the worst sin is failure to achieve practical results. results don’t really even matter. From the realist point of view. J.. Fejfar. or pragmatist. For an idealist. for a genuine idealist. fails to accomplish his objective. that is praiseworthy. I still have done the right thing. Fejfar In the book. even if I paint the picture for all the wrong reasons. if I paint a perfect picture. Esq. and Road’s other books. intent is pretty much irrelevant. accomplished. if it was done with the wrong intent. even if I fail. nothing at all would be.
is thus. Jesus seems to have been concerned with this idea when considering the story of the fig tree in the Christian Gospels. what’s more it was not the season for figs for that tree. In fact. I will not be rewarded for painting a flawed picture with good intent. Roads discusses the importance of intent. but if the artist really had the right intent. for example. Now. And. they notice that the tree was withered and dying. and. Good intent. it could not produce fruit. then. this story is about intent. getting back to Michael Roads. Jesus and his disciples were walking by a fig tree which was barren. Roads also discusses timing. Now. neither will I be rewarded for painting a perfect picture with bad intent.For the Critical Realist or Critical Thomist. both intent and results count. no matter how much we may appear to succeed. if we do not have the right intent. So. really is not perfect. we fail. Roads argues for the existence of multidimensional reality. very important. So too with us. the supposed perfect picture of the artist with bad intent. Without intent all is for naught. producing no fruit. walking by the fig tree. the . no matter how hard we try. Real timing. although it may appear to be. then he would have been able to paint a perfect picture. Because the tree had the wrong intent. has a multidimensional aspect to it. Jesus curses the fig tree and days later when Jesus and the disciples return. It is hard to understand. what’s more. it would appear that intent itself will ensure that an act is brought to fruition.
Perhaps. timing takes on an even more refined aspect. Perhaps God allowed. This is where God comes in. Our God. we Providentially end up doing things that we really weren’t expecting to be doing. . for example can be very important. then. can and does shift forward and backward in time in relation to each of us and our multidimensional alternates.idea of timing in playing basketball. that by our choice. It is possible. for example. or even caused. so that God could do some multidimensional work with Bill. Seth. Although Roads does not discuss God in relation to multidimensional reality very much. timing is even more complicated. Food for thought. 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. or timing in a boxing match. Seth points out the our God is a multidimensional God. of the Jane Roberts books. does. where Bill’s conscious mind would not cooperate. Because in multidimensional reality the past can affect the future and the future can affect the past. or by God’s intervention in our lives. knowing when to use the left jab. knowing when to shoot a jump shot. But. “Bill” to get sick.
in Lancaster. Esq. Tom spent two days praying and then suddenly his Intuition was activated and he knew what he had to do. This vow also gave Tom meaning.D. starting 10th grade. and when he did. Something to fight for. if not impossible for anyone to physically attack Tom..A.. correct the situation. If Tom was ever killed. Fejfar Tom Phiffer was in 9th Grade at Clark Junior High. and a vow not to carry a weapon. Tom went back to school the next fall.student and enjoyed playing sports. First. Next. he won. and Highschool. and there was a Bully and a gang who was after him..” This made Tom a multidimensional immortal. Tom had a problem. he could immediately. Fejfar. Tom took a vow of self-defense only non-violence. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. He never had to get into a fight for a long time. Nebraska. shift his Soul or Spirit back into his body immediately prior to getting killed. . and multidimensionally. B. He was an A. Tom was basically a good kid.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. J. Tom was a Spiritual Catholic. and with his newly acquired Wisdom. Tom took a vow to “Fight for Justice and Social Justice to the Death and Beyond. The Holy Spirit told Tom that this would place Tom in the Dao spiritually so that it would be very difficult. But.
Analytic Mind Spirit. Esq. the Transcendental Precepts produce probable knowledge. Bernard Lonergan. a more wise reflection. The epistemology of Lonergan’s Critical Realism.A..D. J. Fejfar. discusses the Transcendental Precepts. Jesuit Philosopher. Base Emotions Soul Mind. Method in Theology. it is apparent that the Transcendental Precepts are epistemological. .. is one which is self-correcting. and Fejfar’s Critical Thomism.Chapter 57 Transcendental Method and Espistemology By Anthony J. yielding provisional results which are subject to revision upon the acquisition of new data. fallible. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. subject to revision. In other words.. B. a new understanding. Fejfar In his book. Wisdom Level of Reflection and Judgment Thus. which can be described as: Be Attentive Be Intelligent Be Reasonable Be Responsible Be Loving Interestingly. The Transcendental Precepts do not produce some sort of moral or epistemological absolutism. 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.
They argue that all is context.. and then culminates in Reflection and Judgment. touched. nothing can be transcended. Fejfar. Esq. which when used together. we . smelled. In deconstructing Experience. moves to Understanding. There is also Understanding. In fact. if one were to argue that Transcendental Method exists. Experience is the basis for empiricist philosophy and logical positivism. In deconstructing Experience. felt. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. Now. Experience is defined as that aspect of human knowing which provides the mind with the data of sense experience. I. it is obvious that Experience. and in fact turns out to be a more adequate postmodern philosophy than that of the French deconstructionists. postmodern deconstructionists. has a certain objective quality to it. J. Fejfar Some academics have argued that the Transcendent does not exist. let us begin with Transcendental Method and then attempt to deconstruct it as Derrida might try.Chapter 58 Transcendental Method and Postmodernism By Anthony J. heard. tasted. argue that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. would argue that one can deconstruct Transcendental Method and find that it is not transcendent at all. Transcendental Method begins with Experience.. Now. I am sure. provide a transcendental method of find fallible truth. Judgment and Reflection. as Bernard Lonergan has in his book. as such. Transcendental Method argues that there are several levels of consciousness. it would seem that one would start by trying to deconstruct Experience. Experience is what is seen. So. on the other hand. Method in Theology. all is immanent. B. if one were attempting to deconstruct Transcendental Method. all is culture..D.A. about all we can say in the negative is that Experience is not all there is to knowing.
survives the postmodern critique. In terms of postmodern deconstruction. one generates theories and hypothesis. as Gadamer points out. One also categorizes the data of Experience. the hermeneutic circle is formed. Transcendental Method is cumulative and self correcting. Experience is not racist. it is not antienvironment. as a general rule. Who? What? Why? When? Where? Etc. as an idea and an operation does not seem to . And. At the level of Understanding. it seems difficult to argue that Understanding is sexist.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. I would search for another Paradigm which was more adequate. Experience. and. one asks all the pertinent questions. the idea of logical constistency. in the context of Understanding and Reflection and Judgment. that likes should be treated alike. Understanding. Thus. at the level of Understanding. However. Logic helps us to see that certain ideas are rational and others are not. Finally. following Thomas Kuhn’s work. let us move to the level of Understanding. Using Transcendental Method. is a transcendental idea. racist. if this new Paradigm turned out to be inadequate. Thus. there are some ideas or concepts which have a transcend function which help us to improve our understanding over what we had before. one probably would argue along the lines of hermeneutics. homophobic or anti-environment. Not much more can be said. that meaning categories act to create reality. not just describe it. that scientific inquiry uses “Paradigms” in order to understand reality. and compares and contrasts ideas and data. I would simply argue that I would search for a New Paradigm which reconciles the Old Paradigms. In attempting to deconstruct Understanding. In this sense. for example. it is not sexist. it is not homophobic. Now. Structures of Scientific Revolutions. that many Paradigms seem to be incommensurate with each other. The postmodernist might argue.
Additionally.be culturally biased. While. Awakening Intuition. outside of space-time. especially taken in the context of the higher function of Judgment and Reflection. As Frances Vaughn points out in her work. or antienironment. however. but instead seems to transcend culture. Finally. it appears that Transcendental Method survives the postmodern critique. This. finding the most adequate Understanding available. sexist. Intuition provides an Intellectual Sympathy which enables us to know reality more adequately. There are hundred of studies which have scientifically proven the existence of Intution. Judgment and Reflection are Alinear Intuitive functions which act to transcend mere Understanding. flies in the face of human experience and scientific fact. Finally. All Derrida can do is deconstruct. homophobic. non-locally. As Bergson puts it. Derrida’s deconstruction does not survive Critical Thomist or Critical Realist postmodern critique. Derrida’s postmodernism is flawed. he or she lacks the integration of Intuition with analytic understanding. . then. it would appear that anyone can develop Intution through a sustained use of Meditation. Understanding. there is the level of Judgment and Reflection. The tradesman analyist is not an intellectual. is a Quantum Ability. in terms of the postmodern critique. Judgment and Reflection is the cognitive function or operation which takes Understanding and then evalutates it on a higher level. I suppose that one might argue that Intution is irrational and false consciousness. survives the postmodern critique. at the same time. then. it difficult to see how Intuition is racist. I have argued that Intuition. we have contemporary Quantum Physics to explain to us how Intuition seems to work. at least in part. In terms of the postmosdern critique. So. Derrida has no basis for reconstructing reality. where the mind interfaces with the Quantum Field. Intuition is what transforms mere analytic rationality into intellectual reason.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. that is with three branches of government.. i. is based upon the Holy Trinity Itself. Logos. Fejfar. I would argue that the American Constitution. In my judgment. this is wrong.D.. I argue that with each Person of the Trinity there is an accompanying Metaphysical Quiddity. Fejfar Some fundamentalist Christians seem to think. it is apparent that the three branches of government. Now. Esq. Similarly. it is generally understood that God the Father is the Highest or Ultimate Authority as being Supremely Good. B. and the Legislative Branch.. In fact. The Holy Trinity is composed of Three Persons. 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 Substance. if we reflect.e. God the Son (Logos). Each Person of the Trinity is the Personal manifestation of the Objective Metaphysical Quiddity to which it is paired. God the Father (Being).Chapter 59 Trinitarian Democracy By Anthony J. The Judicial Branch.. The Executive Branch. Being. J. wrongly. that Constitutional Democracy was not part of God’s Plan for humanity.A. with a Tripartite System of Government. and God the Holy Spirit (Substance). the President of the United States is seen as being the Highest Civil .
opposing movements of the Spirit that are not consistent with Reason. it is also generally understood that the Holy Spirit. God the Father seems to work from the top down. the Holy Spirit. and God the Holy Spirit seems to work from the bottom up. we like to think of our presidents as being Good not evil. Similarly. as Loving Truth. that it just may be that while the Holy Trinity is a Unity of Substance (Nicea). God the Father may have a different political agenda than God the Holy Spirit. The Legislative Branch is thought to be the most responsive to the current desires of the American People. the Holy Spirit is thought of as inspiring revolutions of the Spirit. then. the American people share the same role as the “People of America. a panel of Judges. Now. While in religious terms Christians can be thought of as the “People of God. is. This is consistent with the idea that the Role of Jesus in the Trinity is equal to that of the God the Father. The Son of God. The rather interesting thought. and in the stable mode. Substantial Form. has the responsibility of inspiring humanity to be its best.” in governmental terms. from the “ground up. Jesus is considered to be Logos or Reason. In fact.” The American People. in the creative mode Creative Form. as revolutionary. or Substance. and opposing The . has Power equal to that of God the Father and God the Son. Thus. is the mediating aspect of the Trinity. Ideally. is seen as having the right to judge persons under law. Jesus Christ. as the second Person of the Trinity. the United States Supreme Court. it is also generally understood the Jesus Christ. the Court also has the power to declare executive actions and legislative enactments. The Holy Spirit is thought to work best.” authoring popular movements of the Spirit in society. has the responsibility of Judging humanity. unconstitutional. Perhaps. While God the Father is often thought of as enforcing the status quo. to bring about a better society. That is why we elect them.Authority having the most personal power to get things done. Now.
rather than Aristotle. Perhaps.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.
This new approach to reality was called String Theory.D. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. material. the Quanta. and finally. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. After awhile. these scientists could not account for a Unitary nature of Reality anymore. . some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. the quark. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. Esq. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. Thus. though. J. B.Chapter 61 Unified Quantum Field Theory By Anthony J. Fejfar The “modern” view of reality which prevailed in the West for quite some time was that we lived in a materialistic world and universe where the building block of reality is and was the Atom. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory.A... the positron. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. Thus. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. Soon. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself. The problem was. While the search for Unified Quantum Field Theory was still well under way. Fejfar. some scientists decided to take another approach. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. the photon. Interestingly. atoms.. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string.
etc. have a more subtle argument to be made. Now. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. Cause. . Food for thought. a quark. that Atomism was merely a mistaken theory. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. a positron. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. without any subatomic particles at all. I. The Quantum Field and individual Quanta Particles simply played the parts necessary for ancient and medieval metaphysics to work. I argue that the transpersonal meaning reality of Western culture was so strong that the Quanta particles all masked themselves as Atoms. Perhaps in the ancient world where everyone believed in Form. is a chameleon particle. how is all of this reconciled with the old Atomistic theory? Most scientists would argue. of sorts. I suspect.however. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. and Accident. there really were no atoms. even prior to reading about string theory. on the other hand. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. as still could be valid. the answer which I came up with. it can also display as an electron. This also accounts for the idea that medieval and ancient classical physics or metaphysics was. Thus. like string theory.
the positron.. . the photon. The problem was. some scientists decided to take another approach.A. some scientists and philosophers started wondering if in fact the Atom itself was composed of even smaller particles which they called subatomic particles. This new approach to reality was called String Theory. J.. atoms. This idea was that the ultimate nature of reality was characterized by inanimate. the Quanta. Soon.Chapter 62 Unified Quantum Field Theory and Being By Anthony J.. scientific experiments started “proving” the existence of such subatomic particles as the electron. Esq. the search began for Unified Quantum Field Theory. Fejfar The “modern” view of reality which prevailed in the West for quite some time was that we lived in a materialistic world and universe where the building block of reality is and was the Atom. the quark. the ultimate nature of reality is the chameleon string. It was thought that if Unified Quantum Field Theory was found. After awhile. Thus. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. About the time that subatomic particles started being talked about. this would once again argue that there is a unitary nature to reality itself.D. Because of this we developed to some extent what can be described as an Atomistic World View. not just a probabilistic nature manifesting multidimensionally. though. material. Interestingly. B. and finally. Fejfar. Einstein developed Relativity Theory and other scientists developed Quantum Theory. 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. String Theory argued that the ultimate nature of reality is composed of “strings” which mask themselves as subatomic particles. Thus.
a quark. although it stands on its own two feet independently of Quantum Physics. there is a Unitary Quantum Field. Previously. The Quanta masks itself as other subatomic particles by reason of meaning and/or natural law. Thus. Every rock has a spirit as does every blade of grass. is a chameleon particle. Beinga Streams are Relational Meaning Streams. how to reconcile string theory with Quantum Theory? Well. Relational Meaning Streams. my argument is that the concept of being. it is apparent that Beinga Streams or Relational Meaning Streams parallel the notion of Quantum Particles and Strings. But what is Being made of? Being is composed of Beinga Streams which take the function of Quanta Particles or Strings. Indigenous cultures are typically animistic. It should be noted that Being as the Building Block of Reality is supported by the science of indigenous cultures. is in fact an analogous concept. in Classical terms Being is Form of Form. animal. One might argue that Being manifests the Quantum Field. one might argue that the Quantum Field manifests Being. etc Now. Now. and Unitary Quantum Field Theory exists as science. In Western indigenous . the answer which I came up with. asserting that there is a spirit for every person. or on the other hand. is this: The ultimate building block of the universe is the Quanta subatomic particle. simultaneously. like string theory. it can also display as an electron. which is my position. Or perhaps there is a dialectical relationship in the Dao where Being manifests the Quantum Field and the Quantum Field manifests Being. or an Unrestricted Act of Understanding. I argue that the Quanta subatomic particle. the question at this point is how can Quantum Physics be reconciled with Classical Metaphysics which utilizes the concept of Being as being the foundation for Reality? Well. a positron. In fact this is a good definition of Beinga Streams. if have referred to Beinga Streams as. Thus. what then is the nature of Being? Well. or thing. While the Quanta can certainly display itself as a Quanta. even prior to reading about string theory.however.
be Loving. you might ask what are the political implications of the foregoing. In fact. Moderate relativism means that we still have logic and reason. Quanta Particles. Quanta Particles. and Elemental Spirits. and subject to revision. Moderate relativism means that the best form of government is a Constitutional Democracy which supports individual rights at law. Moderate relativism means that there can be two sides to an argument. Moderate relativism means that it is possible that reasonable people can differ in their assessment of a problem.culture these spirits were referred to as Elemental Spirits. and must take logical arguments seriously. I argue that Beinga Streams. and an Equitable interpretation of law. Be Intelligent. the notion of Beinga Streams. Strings. or Relational Meaning Streams. Moderate relativism means that we must follow the Transcendental Precepts of Be Attentive. are all analogous to Elemental Spirits and in fact perform the same function in their respective cosmologies. Moderate relativism supports the adversary system of justice and opposes the inquisition. all support the idea of Moderate Relativism as the nature of knowledge and reality. Finally. and Strings. Moderate relativism means that we can have probabilistic knowledge of reality which is fallible. . Be Reasonable. Be Responsible.
I. If I roll a ball into another ball.A. we must assume that there is a rational First Cause. Let us start by looking at the basic reality premises of atheistic materialism. or put another way. let us consider the notion of God. if this is true. is psychotic. wrongly. Fejfar. First. . atheistic materialism asserts that Logical Positivism is a normative philosophy of knowledge or epistemology. First. Once we understand that causality exists. which is itself an Uncaused Cause. But.. atheistic materialism denies the existence of God. Finally. or alternatively. Second. The argument is that our sense experience and rigorous inferences therefrom. atheistic materialism asserts that the ultimate nature of reality is that which is material. that which is based upon the idea that atoms are the ultimate reality of the universe. argue that atheistic materialism is not normative. B. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J..Chapter 63 Why Athiestic Materialism is Psychotic By Anthony J. The argument is the God is the First Cause which is an Uncaused Cause. Since the idea of an infinite regress of causes is irrational.. J. then I am the efficient cause of that movement and that collision. Esq. then this leads to an infinite regress of causes which either suggests the existence of God in reality. on the other hand. but instead. Thomas Aquinas has presented a proof that God in fact exists. Fejfar Some people. show us that causality exists. it is apparent that for every effect. that psychosis is defined as that which is out of touch with reality. think that atheistic materialism is a normative position to take. there must have been a prior cause.D. that an infinite regress is irrational. Recall.
my sight sense impression has given me two completely contradictory views of reality. one with crooked dowel. it is clear that atheistic materialism is wrong in asserting that the real nature of reality is atomistic materialism. However. So. If we transcend mere sense experience. Logical positivism is at a loss to explain how this could be. atheistic materialism asserts that logical positivism is a normative epistemology or philosophy of knowledge. In fact. outside of spacetime. then there is no basis for logical positivism. is that the ultimate nature of reality is material atomism. Logical positivism asserts that we know reality best through immediate sense experience and rigorous logical inferences based upon that sense experience. sense experience is not universally reliable in disclosing reality. and proceed to the levels of understanding and judgment/reflection. If sense experience is not universally reliable. Finally. and place it in a glass walled tank of water. 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. and that one subatomic particle is the Quantum Particle. In fact logical positivism has been totally discredited. this assumes that sense experience is universally reliable in disclosing reality. one with straight dowel. Thus. the dowel appears to be crooked to my sight. which participates in the Quantum Field. contemporary science has proven that subatomic particles exist. For example. if I take that same wooden dowel.The second position of atheistic materialism. and look at the dowel through the side of the tank. 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. In fact. Science is full of “anomalies” which cannot be explained by sense experience alone. Because the water bends light in a particular .
it can be seen that atheistic materialism is a false philosophy. the dowel appears to crooked. Thus. even though it is really straight. . in summing up. on all three counts discussed earlier.way. from that point of view. is psychotic. logical positivism is rejected as a false philosophy in favor of Lonerganian Critical Realism. Thus. or Fejfar’s Critical Thomism. and.
What we know. I have taken this position bccause Critical Thomism can. at least in some circles. today. and intuitive judgment and reflection. Fejfar When you are in academia. we know on the basis of experience. Before that. not with absolute certainty. While Critical Thomism can decontruct. While there is a certain foundationalism to Critical Thomism.. Critical Thomism is a fallible philosophy in many respects. Similarly. rather than a modernist one. many do not find this category helpful. Fejfar. While the Platonic Forms exist for the Critical Thomist. J. they are more like guides or signposts. While my Critical Thomist philosophy can be described as a Neo-thomist philosophy. After thinking it through. This is because Neo-thomism sort of fell off the map around 1960. it is not one which can be used deontologically. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.D. which can be revised and reformulated based . No.. people expect you to fit your academic positions into consensually acceptable analytic categories.Chapter 64 Why Critical Thomism is a Postmodern Philosophy By Anthony J. I think that it is fair to describe Critical Thomism as a postmodern philosophy. just as much as does the postmodernism of Derrida and Foucault. not verbal orders of some sort. Esq. it was quite popular. it can also then reconstruct in a way which is non-materially foundationalist. understanding. What we know. and does engage in critical deconstruction. we know probabilistically. people expect you to have your philosophy to be either modernist or postmodernist.
materialist. recognizes. in the first instance. and intuitive judgment and reflection. the existence and action of the Quantum Field. on the other hand. Critical Thomism. in its typical form is and was based upon scientific or atheistic materialism. Modernism. better understanding. Being. . Metaphysics grounds and guides Critical Thomism in the same way that modern atheistic. it clear that Critical Thomism is not modernist. Logos.upon new experience. science guided and grounded modernism. Additionally. Substance. and Form.
. in the person of Santa Claus give us the Christmas Spirit. J. or Santa Claus is present to us in our prayers and thoughts. B.. The Christmas Spirit is amazing. also know to us as Santa Claus. the North Pole exists on the Astral Plane. I am putting forth the proposition that Santa Claus really exists and is the Spirit of Christmas. Fejfar Some people stop believing in Santa Claus around age 11. and of course passed over to the other side. historically. Now. it is said that some persons who die. an Santa Claus can come to us in his Astral Body. bringing presents to children on Christmas. It is said that many saints can levitate or teleport or maybe even multilocate. Perhaps. do not shed their Astral Bodies. Nicholas was known for. we find the time to put up the Christmas tree and find presents for our loved ones. Esq. I argue that this is a mistake. Apparently.Chapter 65 Why Santa Claus Really Exists By Anthony J. perhaps.D. Without this Spirit. among other things. Fejfar. In spite of low income for some . I argue that the Holy Spirit. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In the magical lore. I suspect that we would not be giving each other gifts at Christmas time.A. Saint Nicholas died at some point. Additionally. It is said that one who has an Astral Body can materialize on Earth. but instead maintain their Astral Body after life. In spite of the cold weather that many of us endure at Christmas time. Saint Nicholas. He is real as much as any other Saint was real. actually lived in asia minor and is a canonized saint.. Santa Claus too. we know that Saint Nicholas. I would like to argue for the Spiritual presence of Santa Claus at Christmas. So. As a Saint. has these gifts so that he actually does bring Christmas presents to some in a very short period of time on Earth.
I suspect that only Satanic parents refuse to give their children Christmas gifts if it is a Catholic household. . is the gift of his Son. Gifts at Christmas remind us of God’s generosity to us. so we too give gifts to each other. And of course. God’s greatest gift to us at Christmas. This is the true meaning of Christmas. As God give us gifts. the Christ Child.households.
This is absolutely not true. . Satanism is based upon destroying the weak. or rationality...D. then Wisdom is not evil in this sense because Wisdom is arational not irrational. is very linear in nature and as Bergson points out. Satanism is based upon hatred.Chapter 66 Why Wisdom is not Satanism By Anthony J. If indeed the irrational is evil (with the exception of love). misses many of the most important nuances about life and reality. Esq. using philosophical intuition is able to find the knowledge that “falls between the cracks” of linear rationality. Alinear Wisdom. is all about Wisdom. J.A. The Catholic Christian tradition has taught the importance of Wisdom throughout its history. Fejfar Some protestants seem to think that Wisdom is Satanic. The Book of Wisdom. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. In more direct terms. Fejfar. as some say. Wisdom is the enemy of Satanism. Satanism is ordered toward evil. B.. Reason. In fact. an entire book of the Bible. we can see that Wisdom and Satanism are not the same and in fact are in many ways opposites.
2. one must sell one’s soul to Satan to get anywhere with Satanism. and this is a very bad deal. but I found the foregoing to be taught to me. with the possible exception of Satan. Evil is used to combat Evil. Although Wisdom is ordered toward the Good in the first instance. Now. is ordered towards the Good. Ultimately. Whether they realize it or not.” as part of my Jesuit education. Now. and they teach that as long as one’s primary goal is the Good. for some the following point may be difficult. it is difficult to find the foregoing list in any philosophical source. I would like to point out that Satanism is a bad deal. Satanism is a stupid move for those with small minds. Satanists are hopelessly naïve in this regard. and ultimately Satanism self-destructs. not destroy them. Finally. himself. The good is used to promote the Good. the Jesuits teach Wisdom. Typically. Wisdom allows all three of the following: 1. “in between the lines.Wisdom. Satan always breaches his contracts. it is absolutely true that evil is simply as deficiency in the Good. Evil is used to promote the Good. evil selfdestructs. Wisdom is based upon love not hatred. 3. Also. that one can use evil instrumentally. . on the other hand. Wisdom looks after the weak trying to help them.
Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J.Chapter 67 Workfare By Anthony J. when rent for a single bedroom apartment is $550 a month and groceries are $400 per month. Fejfar. J. I respond that minimum wage must be increased so that it pays enough or more than enough for a single person to live a normal life in a one bedroom apartment. in Pennsylvania. it is argued that if welfare pays enough for a person to have a decent life.A. that person should be required to do volunteer work or go to school full time while on welfare. This approach is totally unethical and absurd. For example. This workfare solution is economically efficient and prevents lazy people from getting a free handout. I have been told that welfare for a single person pays only $600 per month. One argument against welfare is basically Satanic. B.. 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.D. welfare in many states is so minimal that there is almost no point to having it at all.. Finally. some people will be freeloaders and choose welfare. Esq. I respond by asserting that unless a person has a disability. . Fejfar As a proponent of the Great Society. 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. Here. Currently.. I am in favor of the social welfare net which prevents people from ending up out in the street or a homeless shelter if they lose their jobs. rather than working.
all is passive. of complementary opposites. Daoism. J. So.. The end of Daoism is the Dao. Zen is very direct. When in the Dao reality is aunitary. In fact. on the one hand. When in the Dao an hour may seem like 5 minutes. and then switch to the Zen of direct action. one never seeks reality. B.Chapter 68 Zen and Daoism: Action and Inaction By Anthony J. or entirely in the linear Being of Zen. In the Dao time flows. and one wants to move. the end of Zen is Being. In fact in some ways Daoism and Zen are opposites. one is very direct. to act. one can only flow with the Dao.A. When one finds the balancing point between Ying and Yang. goes with the flow for as long as practicable. Time is experienced consciously as a flow. In living life. which is a Ying/Yang.D. In fact. and shifts to the Zen of action. to get things done. if you are not in the flow of the Dao. Fejfar. as I have argued elsewhere. In the Dao.. the good life is found I disagree. Whether explicitly stated or not. you are not the Dao. Esq.. one lets reality come to you. where one begins in the Dao. one has found the Dao. it does not pass. It is impossible to be direct in the Dao. on the other hand. is Insight drawn from Intuition. Time is alinear not linear. Zen is action. Fejfar Some argue that Daoism and Zen are basically the same spirituality or philosophy. Coif © Copyright 2007 by Anthony J. and you are not being Daoist. . go with the flow until nothing is happening. When one is in a Zen mode of consciousness. I argue that is impossible to live a good life if it is spent entirely in the Dao. rearrange the apple cart through a direct action. on the other hand is a very “go with the flow” spirituality. and then go back into the flow of the Dao. Being is a relatively unitary metaphysical quiddity. Zen Satori.
but not wonton violent aggression. THE END .letting the Dao take over and do the work effortlessly. Of course in doing this one should as much as possible participate in creative non-violence which allows for self-defense.