"All philosophy and physics first come from plausibility."

See my paper on Seal CRT training school (the alternative to U.S. Navy SEAL School or B.U.D./S. Training) at the bottom of this website....

As the author of this website, my name is Pastor (or Pasteur) Michael Llenos; please read the following...

Short Bio:

I am currently a practicing Catholic and have been so most of my life. I received my History degree from the University of Hawaii: West Oahu many years ago. I am a non-practicing pastor of the United National Church. And I believe that all three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are true religions and that their main religious writings are the Word of God.

If any college in the United States or its various branches, or if any higher institution wishes to buy philosophical or fictional rights from me, then please contact me.

I am trying to sell my young adult novellas to a publishing company who will publish them. I believe Crilium and The Elf that Met his Equal and More should be published as one book titled: Two Novellas by Michael Llenos. I do know, however, that my novellas can be published at a petty, low price. But I am also trying to sell my publishing rights to my 5 part philosophy book 'The New Pensees' for a gigantic monetary amount: 4 million U.S. dollars.

Part four of my philosophy book, on Daniel 7:1-7, is worth in itself a great deal. It explains what the 4 nations mentioned truly are. The older interpretation is obsolete. What does the older version say? That the four nations are: 1) Babylon empire, 2) Median-Persia empire, 3) Greeks, and finally 4) the Romans. My paper replaces this interpretation with a more accurate explanation. The person who first publishes my philosophy book will make a fortune off part four of my book.

By the way, I've just recently noticed that my philosophy book has five parts to it like the Ethics book by Benedict De Spinoza. I just want to say that I wasn't trying to imitate Spinoza. But if I were ever dubbed the Christian Spinoza I would feel very honored indeed.

Like Einstein, I believe cause and effect (and the Ether) are valid. Spinoza based his entire philosophy on cause and effect reasoning. I give a simple explanation for the bridge between cause and effect in: Appendix Four of my philosophy book.

I have decided to name my 5-part book 'The New Pensees'. Blaise Pascal's 'Pensees' was a defense of Christianity. My 'The New Pensees' is a defense of Abrahamic Monotheism, or Judaism, Christianity and Islam and all of their sub-divisions.

"If there is no center to the universe, then the Earth is the center of the universe for the human race." ---see bottom of Appendix 4 of 'The New Pensees'

Have a safe and happy 2015 everyone! I have posted a note on SEAL CRT TRAINING school (found in Demi Moore's G.I. Jane movie) below....

Fictional Works:


"Two Crilium Short Stories..."

"The Elf That Met His Equal and More Part I: A Failed Quest..."

"The Elf That Met His Equal and More Part II: The Book in the Library..."

"The Elf That Met His Equal and More Part III: The Old Tower..."

"The Elf That Met His Equal and More Epilogue: The Longships...."

"A story: The Squire..."

The New Pensees

Introduction to the Five Parts of this philosophy book (and Five Appendixes):

1. Part One: How do we logically know God exists? Read the following.

2. Part Two: How do we know that only God is infinite and omnipotent? Read the following.

3. Part Three: Are there any more original arguments for God's existence? Read the following.

4. Part Four: What does the Bible say will happen geopolitically before the Messiah comes? Read the following.

5. Part Five: What must a person ethically do to prepare themselves for the coming of the Messiah and Judgment Day? Read the following.

[Appendixes: The following are extra material on miscellaneous subjects not necessary for the discussion on God.]

Appendix 1. The Michael Llenos Paradox. On why the Universe and Time are Finite, not Infinite.

Appendix 2. The Art of War. Warfare during Medieval Times.

Appendix 3. Stealth Hiking Theory. Expert advice for the Casual Hiker.

Appendix 4. On Metaphysics: How Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton's Ether (and Cause and Effect) is justified, starting with Platonic Probability

Appendix 5. Opine in daily conversation....

The New Pensees

"Part One: 4 Platonic Dialogues on the Existence of God..."

"Part Two: Part A Proof of God. Only God is infinite..."

"Part Three: Part B Proof of God. More proofs on God's existence..."

"Part Four: An Interpretation of The Book of Daniel..."

"Part Five: The Ethics (or) The Complete 613 Sayings...."

Extra Miscellaneous Papers:

"Appendix 1: The Michael Llenos Paradox. The Finitude of Space-Time..."

"Appendix 2: The Art of War. A Companion Piece to The Prince..."

"Appendix 3: A Theory on Stealth Hiking based on Aristotle's Writings and Junior ROTC..."

"Appendix 4: On Metaphysics. Einstein and Newton's Ether (and cause and effect) justified, starting with Platonic Probability..."

"Appendix 5: Opine in Conversation..."

The End.

"The Anti-Prolegomena: An Introduction for the Refutation of Immanuel Kant's Philosophy..."

"The One Dollar Bill, John Hagee, and our Jewish Roots..."

"The Lex Michael..."

"The Durable Rosary..."

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On GI Jane [2014]

There has been a lot of speculation about the SEAL CRT TRAINING school, but there have been no real leads. I will try, with my history degree background, to make some sense of the mess.

What is SEAL CRT school in the movie G.I. Jane (starring Demi Moore)?

In the mid 1990s, when good things were more plentiful than they are now, military analysts were trying to figure out how to make the training programs for our top soldiers, marines, airmen and sailors more efficient: so many training programs were being envisioned for the future. One of these theoretical schools inspired the 1997 movie GI Jane which was directed by Ridley Scott.

If BUD/S, or Basic Underwater Demolition Seal school, is the Navy version of Army Ranger School, then SEAL CRT school would be the Navy version of mini-Ranger School (or what was known as Recondo School) for L.R.R.P.s [or L.R.P.s pronounced Lurps] during the Vietnam War. SEAL CRT school would last 3 months, while BUD/S lasts for 6 months, and Special Forces Combat Diver school lasts 6 weeks.

[And although I have a deep respect for SEAL CRT school, I have an even deeper respect for Special Forces Combat Diver school, and I heard, by one Army NCO, that it was called SEAL school in the U.S. Army. I also have a deep respect for Air Force Diver school. Which one is better? Who knows.]

But what makes SEAL CRT school so special?

If you want the SEAL experience, and you already are a special ops soldier, who understands the basics of land warfare, and you want to be trained by Navy Seals, it would be better for a soldier or marine (or in Moore's case: Navy Intelligence) to go to SEAL CRT school. If you already have had some training with small arms weapons (like zeroing an M-16 rifle), it would be better not to learn everything from scratch. SEAL CRT school is perfect for that role. [Some may say, however, that in the movie, Moore learns basic landwarfare skills, like putting together a machine gun. But my response would be that the very basics of combat training are not taught to the students: just a few refreshers. I would say that SEAL CRT is divided into 3 months this way: 1st month is PT stage, 2nd month is scuba stage, and the 3rd month is land warfare and SERE stage.]

You could, in other branches, go to your own Combat Diver School. But the truth of the matter is that the Green Berets, PJ's and Force Recon Marines that run these schools are not Navy Seals. In SEAL CRT training, you would just be trained by Navy Seals who have each gone through BUD/S.

What about the non-realism in GI Jane of Moore going on a mission with her instructor near the end of the training period?

You have to remember that this is not BUD/S but rather SEAL CRT training. At the end of Recondo school, for L.R.P.s in Vietnam (a course that lasted 4 weeks) you would have to go out (with your instructors) behind enemy lines and actually do almost a week long mission: while the instructors visually graded you in your 6 man teams. So it was probably the most dangerous Special Ops school in U.S. history, not because you couldn't make it physically or mentally, but because you were tested in a real war time mission the last week. Meaning, sometimes instructors and students did not come back to Recondo school during the end of the 4th week of testing in the field because they were killed by enemy combatants. Therefore, when the commanding officer, of SEAL CRT, said that his school was harder than BUD/S, he could be telling the truth, especially if you consider the fact that the trainees go with their instructors to an enemy hot zone for the last week of their 3 months of training.

[Although, it has been reported that during the Vietnam War, many Navy SEALS said some of the missions they went on were not as tough as some of the things they did in BUD/S.]

And that is exactly what SEAL CRT training is all about. They send you into a real war zone at the end of your 3 months of training. So all of this bad talk about how unrealistic it is for Moore and her SEAL instructor to go out on a real mission near the end of training is based on false opinions. Remember, SEAL CRT school is not BUD/S, and BUD/S is not SEAL CRT school.

But, alas, SEAL CRT training is fictional. There is no SEAL CRT program (or school) in the military. With a drop out rate of 60-65% it would not be as tough or as long as BUD/S, which I believe has a drop out rate of 75-95%. However, SEAL CRT would be a lot longer than most Combat Diver schools throughout the military: and you get to be trained by Navy Seals who went through BUD/S--just as the L.R.R.P.s were trained by Green Berets: meaning, SEAL CRT school does not make U.S. Navy SEALS (in the traditional sense), which is why the trident pin is different in design (I think Moore was wearing silver instead of gold), while Recondo school does not make Green Berets, but rather high speed army Lrps.

Women who have conditioned themselves to be very tough throughout their careers in the Marine Corps or Army or Navy or Air Force would probably find it more appealing to go through a SEAL CRT school than BUD/S because SEAL CRT school goes through the scuba and land warfare sections quickly and is not as long as BUD/S. And the reason, I believe, BUD/S is so long, is because they are mostly taking sailors who know little to nothing about combat training and turning them into experts in almost every field of small unit sea, air, and land combat operations.

Of course, with this world of scarcity that we live in today, I doubt we would see a real SEAL CRT school in the near future. However, that shouldn't discourage young women from wanting to become SEALS. BUD/S will be open to women applicants in 2016 (plus Ranger School will accept women in 2015), and just as many men cannot have babies, but some do; many women will not be able to become SEALS, but some will. There is an exception to every rule. And, of course, that woman who made it through BUD/S, who wrote that autobiography 'Warrior Princess', proves that some women have what it takes to become Navy Seals.

Update: The need for a Seal CRT School in the United States Navy [2015]

"I believe that the United States Military should only sponsor training programs that women can pass. Women can serve on naval ships, fly jet fighters, work besides combat infantrymen, and even earn the Ranger School tab. But it seems BUD/S is an impossible feat for women because of all of the upper body physical training involved. If that is the case then a Seal CRT School, which is a little bit harder than Ranger School because of the ocean element (unlike BUD/S which is a great deal harder because of its Spartan-like standards), should replace or be an alternative to BUD/S. Women need to feel they are on an equal par with the men they work with. All of this macho men's only club stuff has no place in the United States Armed Forces."

1. Although Ranger School lasts around 2 months, if a candidate doesn't recycle, it seems that only two women, out of 19 that started Ranger School, made it through. Although that is a great milestone, perhaps it would be unrealistic for female troops to make it through 6 months (without recycling) of BUD/S. Now if President Obama and Congress were persuaded to set aside funds for a Seal CRT School more women would be able to finish such a school than they would a BUD/S class. Anyone who completed such a school would be able to wear a silver Trident instead of a gold one on their uniform. That, of course, would still be bragging rights for a graduate of Seal CRT School in the U.S. Military.

2. The U.S. Navy uses BUD/S to fill Seal platoons with troops--while Ranger School is much bigger in administrative scope. Ranger School is a combat leadership course for around 1% of the U.S. Army. Only a small number of that 1% actually serve in a Ranger Regiment. Seal CRT School would be a combat leadership course for the U.S. Navy and would train members from all branches of the U.S. Military.

3. Now if a new recruit attends Fort Benning, Georgia, Infantry School, they either get stuck with a course difficulty level of candy-land, house of pain, or in between. If BUD/S is the U.S. Special Ops version of house of pain, that doesn't mean Seal CRT School would be candy-land. Seal CRT School would definitely be tough--just not as tough or as long as BUD/S. And Seal CRT School and its training schedule could be practical in the sense that Navy Seals have trained men in other schools: like the South Vietnamese LDNNs (during the Vietnam War) and even prison inmates for underwater salvage and repair jobs.

4. What is the Silver Trident? I believe in the early 1970s, Seal officers recieved gold Tridents to wear on their uniform, while Seal enlisted men instead recieved silver Tridents. Shortly after this all those who could wear the Naval Special Warfare insignia (or Seal Trident), recieved the gold Trident. The Seal CRT School graduates would earn the silver Trident, so that traditional Navy Seals can keep their gold Tridents and not feel cheated for all of the work they did. In the movie G.I. Jane, Demi Moore recieves some fake, ugly looking Trident for completing the Seal CRT School. But if you look closely in another scene, she is wearing a silver Trident on her Battle Dress Uniform at the end of the movie. To get to wear the gold Trident, I believe you need to not only pass BUD/S but you must also serve in a Seal platoon for one year--or I think at least complete one's Seal training after BUD/S. This is one reason why BUD/S is not a multi branch friendly school. But Seal CRT School is because you get to wear the silver Trident just for completing the course--just as you get a Ranger Tab for completing Ranger School. And though a person may think a Navy Seal walking down the street with either a gold or silver Trident would look distinguished, imagine the uniform of a Navy Seal with both Tridents side by side. Now that would look high-speed. Also imagine an Army Ranger or a Green Beret or a Recon Marine with a silver Trident also on their uniform. A lot of people would be very much impressed. And it would be a great way to advertise The United States Navy.

5. Those in Navy ROTC (or even those at the Naval Academy) could go to Seal CRT School (probably somewhere in Florida) during their summer break from college--which is impossible with BUD/S because it lasts 6 months--but not for Seal CRT School which lasts just 3 months. Seal CRT School could be used by the U.S. Navy like the U.S. Army uses Special Forces Combat Diver School. By the way, if I could make one change with Seal CRT School in G.I. Jane, it would be to take out the end scenario of sending troops into harms way at the end of their training. I don't think too many parents would want their loved ones to go into a hostile war zone just for the sake of training.

6. Why BUD/S is harder than Ranger School and there is a need for an alternative? Ranger School I have heard is very difficult, but I want to explain something about BUD/S. When I was in Highschool, I had two buddies whose dad was a Green Beret in charge of all Special Operations in the Pacific. I once asked him the major difference between Green Berets and SEALs in their training. He told me that whereas Green Berets work their lower bodies in training, Navy Seals work both their upper and lower bodies in training. Like some of my classmates, I went to Army boot camp in Highschool. You do a lot of push-ups and upper body work there. So it made me wonder what my friend's dad was talking about? Then it hit me. At BUD/S you would do so much upper body work that it is in a league of its own. Now if only two women passed Ranger School, out of 19 women who started, it can be judged as probable that hardly any women will pass BUD/S. This is why President Obama and the Congress should fund a Seal CRT School. Plus with no combat leadership courses of its own, the Navy lets down all of those seamen who try out to be Seals but fail. Meaning, more people would feel happier in the United States Navy if they had the opportunity to try out for a Special Ops school like Seal CRT School no matter what their M.O.S. or job would be. What does Airborne School and Air Assault School and Ranger School do for those in the United States Army? It makes soldiers more physically fit and more proud to be in the Army.

7. What is Seal CRT School like? It would be like BUD/S but with the upper body activities toned down. And physical fitness would be like U.S. Army Fort Benning Infantry School but with an ocean element: lots of surf torture, lots of swimming and zodiac boat handling, but no log (telephone pole) physical training--just like in the movie G.I. Jane--although the movie shows endurance running with the smaller logs, there isn't really any other kinds of log p.t. at Seal CRT School. There is a new physical fitness tool though: i.e. large metal drums that are used on the sand dunes and in the water. You will be taught karate but probably not to a black belt. And the standards for the physical training test and the obstacle course will be lowered. Drown proofing will consist of velcro restraints and no tied cordage. There will be a Hell Week, but it will only last for four days and three nights.

8. To put Seal CRT 'Hell Week' into perspective, conservative BUD/S 'Hell Week' lasts from Sunday noon to Friday noon, while Seal CRT 'Hell Week' lasts from Monday noon to Thursday noon.

9. Now during the second phase of Seal CRT School you will learn only open circuit scuba (or maybe a closed circuit orientation or more) but the difficulty will not be as great as Combat Diver School. You will earn your PADI Advanced Certification--or its military equivalent. And no Seal CRT School would be complete without U.D.T. training. A trainee would have to learn offshore oceanography. How to skillfully map out the surf zone and deeper waters, and how to blow up beach obstacles for a Marine Amphibious landing. Plus, the skill of being extracted from the ocean by via speedboat and a rubber tube: as seen in the movie G.I. Jane.

10. The third month will be land warfare and escape and evasion (SERE) phase. During escape and evasion is the only time a trainee will be starved for around three days--which is another version of Hell Week. There would be no long starvation diet that Ranger School is known for so the Seal CRT class will be able to make their ocean swims and beach exercises. Each class would be as long as 3 months without recycling. But if a person really wants to know what the training is like than watch the movie G.I. Jane.

11. What are the benefits of Seal CRT School for the United States Navy? If a sailor fails at BUD/S in California, or even at the preparatory school for BUD/S in Illinois, they would have the option of going to Seal CRT School in Florida to earn their silver trident. Many taxpaying parents of new sailors would feel pleased if their son or daughter earned the silver trident if they could not obtain the gold version.

12. The United States Navy should have an alternative school to BUD/S. Some female soldiers in the U.S. Army can become Ranger qualified, more can become Air Assault qualified and even more can become Airborne qualified. Currently the U.S. Navy has no back up plan for those sailors who cannot make it through BUD/S. There is a lot of angry feelings by sailors, who are in great physical shape, but have nothing to show for it because they couldn't complete BUD/S for some reason like Hell Week etc..They joined only to become Navy SEALs, and they don't even have a tab to show for it. Seal CRT School would be an outlet for this frustration. It would also make a great combat leadership course for The United States Navy.

The End.

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