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Getting God Out Of AA

From The Huffington Post Live.

Posted by Gunthar2000 on March 13, 2013 at 10:39 PM 4810 Views

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Reply Jay Burroughs
8:45 AM on March 7, 2014 
A valid point was made..AA's intolerance of alternative recovery methods. It is a common thread in AA meetings across the country. Their literature supports this intolerance: "Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program...they are not at fault, they seem to have been born that way." (From "How It Works" in the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous) This, to me, is a gross and judgemental generalization, and right out of the gate, you are conditioned, and you are made to feel as though YOU have a problem if you cannot accept their program. I don't blame AA for my years of relapsing, but I certainly believed that I was powerless to change without their help/ I did quit on my own, and it was merely a decision to be free of alcohol, and to acknowledge and correct behaviours and thoughts that led me to drink.
Reply Jay Burroughs
8:19 AM on March 7, 2014 
GatineauGirl says...
It is so wonderful seeing people talking about AA. Critique of the program is so necessary. I find it astounding that there is so little of this that is done. Why? Because they tell us there is something wrong with us if we question them.

It's time to rip off the veil of secrecy. An organization that refuses scrutiny is an organization that can not be trusted.

GG


Exactly. I spent 25 years in and out of AA, always relapsing. You are conditioned to believe that your failure is a DIRECT result of not working the 12 steps. If you do not "tow the party line" you quickly become the subject of gossip and condemnation. If you leave AA, as I;ve seen so many do, you are sentenced behind your back :He'll be drunk in no time" "She doesn't want help" etc etc. Freedom, as Mr. Peele states, is a result of INNER connection, not outward adherence to a set of ideals.
Reply The Librarian
4:33 AM on September 8, 2013 
It is so wonderful seeing people talking about AA. Critique of the program is so necessary. I find it astounding that there is so little of this that is done. Why? Because they tell us there is something wrong with us if we question them.

It's time to rip off the veil of secrecy. An organization that refuses scrutiny is an organization that can not be trusted.

GG