Archive for 23 February 2010

Quote of the Day

“…before you move on to the fourth step of the AA and Alanon program, there is a personal step you may want to take. You might want to learn a simple process for learning how to turn things over to this God of your understanding…give Him a test…try Him out (or HER, if that is your version of God). Many people have done this by starting a Prayer Box or Prayer Pocket…a small box or purse where you can put short notes to your God. Write down something you are worried about and write on the note that you are turning this problem over to God to solve. Give Him your biggest problems, the ones you have no idea how to solve. Then, really turn it over! Try not to think about it! OK…you’re still going to think about it, but when you do, just tell yourself that you’ve turned it over to God. Eventually, there will be a solution….”

Deborah, AA.

Quack Update

Update: Michael Hawkins, the student who got his blog shut down by WordPress, got his blog back!

The Knickerbocker Paradox and the Evolution of 12-Step Quackery

Now for an update of Friday’s blog about a blogger who was shut down by WordPress for being critical of a quack in Maine who is practicing homeopathic medicine. It turns out that the whistle blower who complained is one of the doctor’s* peers named Andreas Moritz, who refers to himself as a “medical intuitive“, which is a type of quack who uses his intuition to treat various ailments.

This jackass has written a number of books, among them being The Amazing Liver and Gallbladder Flush, where he wrote, among other things, “Alcohol is liquefied, refined sugar….” This is false, and somebody advising people their health treatments should know this. Alcohol does not contain, and is not converted into sugar. The myth that alcohol converts to sugar is perpetuated in the rooms of AA, which is not surprising, considering the typical AA has the same qualifications, as well as the same inclination to rely on their intuition on questions of science, as this nut. Continue reading The Knickerbocker Paradox and the Evolution of 12-Step Quackery