Archive for 3 January 2011

Speaking for God

Just when I think that I’ve heard the most inane thing that could possibly be said by a person, an AA comes along and sets the bar just a little higher. This time it was set by “Daytrader” and “Boleo,” a couple of AAs at the Sober Recovery forum. Daytrader started the conversation:

“Heard this on a AA convention recording (downloaded from XA – “The Usual Suspects – Sandy B and Jerry J)…. and thought it might be worth posting.

It came during a Q&A with Sandy B. from Tampa

The question: If God can relieve us from this fatal disease of alcoholism, why doesn’t he relieve others suffering from the same disease or from other maladies?

Sandy’s answer: God relieves us of our fatal disease BECAUSE we become entirely willing to HAVE God remove the problem. It doesn’t get removed UNTIL we do that. So, unless someone is SEEKING a spiritual experience, it can’t get in (God can’t come inside in order for the relief to happen)….”

So, according to Sandy B., those who aren’t relieved of their ailments are only in that condition because they have not asked God™, or were not sincere enough. Got it. This is confirmed by Boleo, who wrote:

“I don’t know who said it first;

‘God is such a gentleman, he will not go where he is not invited’.”

Please…put me out of my misery. I can’t stand the stupid!

While We’re On the Subject

Woman Found Dead at Imperial Beach Sober Living Facility

San Diego County Sheriff homicide detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a woman in an Imperial Beach adult sober living facility.

Deputies and paramedics responded to a 911 call about 8 a.m. Sunday at the multi-family residence in the 1100 block of Granger Street, said Lt. Dennis Brugos of the Sheriff’s Department. The woman, who had suffered a traumatic injury or injuries, was found in an upstairs bedroom and pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, he said.

The woman’s identity was not released pending notification of next of kin by the Medical Examiner’s office.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the sheriff’s Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321 or after hours at (858) 565-5200, or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-TIPS (8477).

Lester and Glock: Do-gooders back in the news

Remember our old friends Lance Glock, Greg Lester, and Truthseeker?

COVINA – Owners of homes for people trying to stay on the wagon are circling the wagons over a new city policy.

A complaint about a sober-living home led the city to establish a policy about all such facilities, which are loosely regulated but must be accommodated under federal and state housing laws.

Sober living homes in Covina will be required to obtain a “reasonable accommodation permit” under a policy passed by the City Council on Dec. 21.

A permanent ordinance is slated for consideration next year.

Fear about the changes spread after an attorney representing Johnson Sober Living House sent a letter to other facility owners warning they could be impacted by the new policy.

“These homes have been operating for years,” said attorney Greg Lester, who called the facilities an important way for recovering addicts to reintegrate into society. “Judges are very aware of these sober living homes, they provide a service to the community.”

The new policy arose after Lester challenged an attempt to shut down Johnson House and claimed unfair treatment, he said.

In an Oct. 14 letter to Johnson House, the city said it had no evidence that the facility is a sober living home and requested documentation, including the lease, state licensing and house rules.

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