OK, sometimes stupid is just too irresistible not to respond to.
Here’s my first exchange on the “Atlantic” this morning;
SHEEP-------“Lots of AA and other Anonymous members of other groups are atheists. Their dog is their "Higher Power", or the meeting is their "higher power", whatever. If you think it's a cult, you've never been to a meeting or met someone who was really helped by a 12-step program. You're just ignorant."
ME-------"Ok, you can pick your dog as your higher power. Let's see how that works when applying the
Step 2-Came to believe that my dog could return me to sanity
Step 3-Made a decision to turn my Will and my Life over to the care of my Dog.
Step 6-Were entirely ready to have my dog remove all my defects of character (sinful nature).
Step 7-Humbly asked my dog to remove all my shortcomings
Don't get me wrong, I love dogs and I've had quite a few in my lifetime. They give unconditional love and are called man's best friend for a reason. That being said, expecting my dog to relieve me of my alcohol
Here's one in response to someone claiming AA is open to alternative views and ideas (stop laughing)
AA’s statement that is has no “rules” only “suggestions” is a lie and here’s the proof. I've read where AA does not believe it is the only way but at the same time it is open to "anyone with a desire to stop drinking" but once you do "join" It is "suggested" that you remain for Eternity and continue the missionary work of recruiting more people into the 12 step religion. If you dare leave, you are threatened with your demise as is clearly laid out in the vaunted AA gospels. From the 12&12, page 174 "Unless each AA member follow to the best of his ability our suggested Twelve Steps to recovery, he almost
certainly signs his own death warrant"!!!! Sure they're only "suggestions",
unless of course you want to DIE. That is both sick and a LIE.
IT’S TIME FOR BETTER SUGGESTIONS!!!
One more musing on the disease concept;
Even if it were a disease, and I don't think it is, it still would render AA as nothing more than faith healing. In fact let them all believe it because it strengthens that point because in essence, AA is saying it's a "disease" that you are powerless over and only GOD can cure you if grovel and ask him to, via the medium of AA. Of course addiction of any kind is NOT a disease and bottles and needles don't have magical powers with which to introduce themselves into your body. A dependency? Aboslutely. A disease that needs divine intervention? PLeeeeeaaaaassssseeeeee.
OK, time to be "mindful and present" next time :->