Saturday, August 11, 2012

We never apologize for God

In A.A., do you anti/non Christians feel it necessary to express your intolerance and disdain for a certain sect of religion... although it just so happens to be anothers conception of God?

It's my preference to keep my concept of God generic out of respect of differing veiwpoints but should I shit a biscuit if someone evolks the name of their unique God or non-God because it should offend me?

I think not.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

3 Column inventory vs. 4 column inventory

Resentful at;______________ The cause;_________________ Affects my;________________

I know full well what the book says... we got this down on paper... on black and white... yada yada.

But what do you truly get out of writing down your part?

Can the ego really let you see your part before you've read this to another human being and in the presence of God?

Have you ever done just a three column inventory? I've done 3 columns 4 columns and checklist inventories.

What's your experience with these?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Disillusioned by "good meetings".

I went to a couple of other meetings this week and found them to be man-made attempts to achieving discipline and rather controlled and contrived.

In the nooner, they all but told you what to say, how to say, and when to say it... after they whipped out a 20 minute display of instructions and rules.

Evidently, it's God's job to micromanage your life.

In the other group, a fine bunch of folks who hadn't got to see me in some half a year. They appeared warm and welcoming... like they'd missed me.

Then they proceeded to lecture the group on how I do 4th Steps wrong... what with our crazy 3 column inventory and all.

If you feel the need to call yourself names, conclude and give your ego hoops to jump through... have at it.

See ya in another 6 months... maybe.