Archive for 16 February 2010

Battle of Delusions

Among our regular readers of this blog is a fundamentalist Christian, John, with an interest in the heresy of AA and the 12-steps. He is a nice guy, and though he does not comment in the public forum, I have received regular correspondence from him since we started a little less than a year ago. I don’t doubt that after reading this blog for a year, he believes that we are headed toward eternal damnation, and after reading his blog, I feel he is off the charts, batshit crazy. That’s OK, because we still like each other, and we have an understanding – and though we agree on few things, we have a common disdain for Alcoholics Anonymous – albeit for different reasons. Continue reading Battle of Delusions

Quote of the Day

“Accusing others of arrogance is the epitome of arrogance. Did you read what you wrote? “Alcoholism is not a disease.” Are you a scientist Doctor or just an opinionated drunk that was ‘constitutionally incapable of being honest’ with yourself ? People that complain about AA are those that don’t want to work the 12 step program. Don’t knock those of us that do benefit from AA. AA has saved millions What does it matter, really, if its a cult if you don’t belong? The point of getting sober is to become a productive member of society. Not to hide in Jonestown and drink Koolaid. Do you have a drinking problem? Get a sponsor, go to meetings, read the book, work the steps and work with others and you will feel better. As far as the disease aspect, chemo puts cancer into remission like AA puts my drinking into remission. Insulin does not cure diabetes but it helps the diabetic maintain a normal life…just like AA helps me maintain a normal life. I am sorry you are so angry.”

Martijo, AA, serenity ranting to someone who does not believe that AA is not a disease.