I believe that AA's demise will be brought about by pointing out its complete lack of efficacy in
helping people overcome dependency issues that is what will ultimately bring them down. I keep it pretty simple and straight forward as well and attack them right in the heart of their inane n"Recovery Program." I was trying to shed some insight to someone who just left the program on another site and told him the following...
Everything about the STEPS is disempowering and 180 degrees opposite of how you need to approach quiting, living and moving forward. Just do the opposite for starters and you'll be heading the right way. In other words.......
1-You are NOT powerless
2-The higher power that you need resides in YOU
3-Do not turn over (SURRENDER) your WILL or your LIFE to anyone or anything.
4-You do NOT have a disease, you don't have to live "one day at a time" as a "recovering" anything. Stop, put it in the past and move on as a "recovered" human being.
5-You are not full of character defects (sins) that need to be documented and purged (confessed). You are a human being who made some bad decisions.....oooops.......HUMAN.......
6-A "Recovery program" with no exit plan is absurd, insane and bullshit. It's not a recovery program, it's a lifetime sentence to a quasi religious cult. Nobody ever recovers if it's a lifetime commitment-ridiculous.
7-Your past does not define you, use it as a learning guide to make better decisions today to create a better tomorrow.
8-It's nothing more than faith healing which at best produces a placebo effect. That's the best you can muster on the dawn of 2015?
I got a 100 more but you get the idea
These inarguable and wretched truths are what need to be broadcast to the masses. I mean let's embarrass the "RECOVERING" community and ask the Dr.s, shrinks, media, etc.....
Is telling people that they are POWERLESS AND NEED TO SURRENDER THEIR WILL when their confidence and sense of self-worth is at an all time low a really good idea?
Is a "recovery program" with NO EXIT plan worthy of serious consideration?
All of the other issues like the suicides, predators ,etc....are real, serious and certainly part and parcel of the "Bring AA down" arsenal but.......I think the biggest gun we have is in pointing out how AA JUST DOENS'T WORK because it doesn't even come close to effectively addressing the issue for which it supposedly exists!
Hope you're all done with your holiday shopping! Time's a tick'n :-)
Happy Weekend in the meantime,