Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A.A.'s Singleness of Purpose

Most everything in our recovery came from non-alcoholics.  They really do understand us, but because of the nature of the non-alcoholic mind, I don't believe you understand... unless you're like me.

If you don't possess that same twist in your thinking as me, I will reject whatever you say.

This is where Agent Orange has lead his sick little minions off of a cliff by claiming we are the crazies running the asylum.  We are not.  We are showing each other how to apply these principles y'all taught us... in a way we can hear.

They claim Bill and Bob came up with all of this quackery.  This is not true.  When one with a firm umderstanding of the problem (Bill from Dr. Silkworth) presented that to someone with a firm understanding of the solution (Bob from 1st Century Christianity via the Oxford Group which Bill was privy to as well through a whiskey-soaked computer), magic started to happen.

Is this magic any less valid now that we're 80 years removed?



  1. I got bad news for Mr.Orange. Mr. Orange is one alcoholic helping another alcoholic sharing experience, strength and hope. As a result. Mr. Orange stays sober by delivering a message of hope. He's just delivering a different message than we do. I wish his program consisted of a little more than putting down the program that others find to work so well. But if he's sober and helping other alcoholics to stay sober through the practice and teaching of his beliefs, who am I to say anything?
    I just feel better knowing Mr. Orange is really doing A.A. In his own way.

  2. Now I got a warm fuzzy. It makes me think of Orange and those baby ducks sitting there on the grass.

    I'd like to help Orange and crew out by helping set up and maybe even making coffee for those A.A.-Hate meetings;

    1. We admitted we were powerful over everything.
    2. Came to believe in me.
    3. Made a decision to turn our will and lives over to no one.
    4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our enemies.
    5. Admitted to ourselves and another human being the exact nature of our rights.
    6. Were entirely ready to Reason our way to perfection.
    7. Asked ourselves to remove those about us that bother us.
    8. Made a list of all those who have done us harm.
    9. Made direct accusations to those who have harmed us especially when others not like us would be harmed.
    10. Continued to judge others and when they were wrong, promptly let them have it.
    11. Sought through thought and reason to improve our conscious contact with ourselves, claiming the knowledge for ourselves and the power to carry that out.
    12. Having awakened as a result of these steps, we try to recruit others and practice these principles in all of our affairs.

    How's that?