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A Lesson In ‘Rigorous Honesty’

Among the words we have included in our Addictionary tab, is the term “rigorous honesty”. We have defined it as:

1) dishonesty and manipulation; 2) telling a lie with your fingers crossed; 3) habitual lying.

Of course, all of these are true, but rigorous honesty is more than just blatant manipulation. It encompasses so many things within AA, from how to recruit a “prospect”, to re-defining commonly used terms in order to fit AA’s objectives, to working around its own traditions in order to suit its purposes. It can all get quite confusing. Continue reading A Lesson In ‘Rigorous Honesty’