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AA is agnostic. Story goes. A very angry drunk comes into a meeting wanting to get help but when the members start talking about God (as anyone sees) . To help save them. He shouts I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUT THIS DAMN GOD SHIT. THE CHAIRMAN WHO'S SPEAKING. SAYS HEY YOU! YAH ? SHUT THE HELL UP AND SIT DOWN. YOU KNOW THE GOD YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN? WELL WE DON'T EITHER SHUT UP AND LISTEN AND YOU JUST MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING. Alcohol killed my dad and 47. He suffered from shell shock what they call PTSD today WW2. ALL I KNOW IS AA SAVED MY LIFE.or I wouldn't be typing this today . I knew if I didn't come to terms I couldnt do this alone. So I started praying. To what? who? I don't know. I kept on going to meetings. AA has been around for over 80 yrs and has saved thousands and thousands of lives. It's the only thing..there is no cure for ADDICTION. I've been sober and clean for 34yrs now. Do I still pray? Yes. I don't know if there's a God or not. NO ONE HERE ON EARTH DOES BUT IT JUST FEELS GOOD SOMETIMES. THAT IS ALL.

HardBlues69 7 July 9

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Hey, some people need religion, god, AA, higher power. No one says they can't have it if that's what they want. Those of us who do not need, want, or believe only ask the same respect.


I mean no disrespect but you seem to have some serious bottled-up rage I think that what some people on here were trying to say is that you might want to seek additional counseling in addition to your AA


Congratulations! It took a lot of nerve to write that and it looks to me like you’re writing from experience. If that is indeed true, I won’t argue about it. I think some people do better themselves by getting involved in religion.


The statistics on people who recover from alcoholism without AA 5% the percentage of people who recover from alcoholism by attending AA 5%

Curious to know what is considered as "recovered"? Is it after a certain amount of abstinence? I have 15 yrs w/o a drink, or AA but I sure don't think of myself as having recovered from the alcoholism. That would imply that I no longer had the disease and we all know better than that, right?

@HardBlues But are they all truly "recovered"? Many tables hold first timers, relapsed folk, court ordered folk, drunk folk and such. I'm not sure that they should be considered as recovered.

While ive had family and an ex who went through AA or NA programs i did actually read a (summary) of an article saying how people who went to AA were more likely to have been staying sober over several months compared to thise who didnt go but the difference was only like a 4 or 5% difference leaning towards AA.

If the group helps people than great but i myself will never be a fan of them and they way they preach but thats just mainly because i don't like it when im preached at so its just a me thing at that point.

Sorry, random rant over lol


You need more help than an AA meeting, buddy........

@HardBlues Because I suggest your poorly capitalized rant is an obvious cry for help, and suggest you get it, you feel free to attack...yup, you got nooooooo problems!


Is that even in English? ^^^^^


Been to 12 steps-higher power is anything that works.

@HardBlues I prefer the NA way

Exactly, you can believe that the tree outside the building is god if it helps. O yeah, the tree is more real anyway.

@HardBlues many of us have, and yet we are not ranting ugliness on here......reporting your crazy!

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