Posts tagged twelve step

Godpuppetry

Last year, we posted a story about Herbert Jones, a deluded 12-stepper who showed up outside of a Portland, Maine AA meeting with a sniper rifle and a load of resentment toward pedophiles. Obviously, we don’t condone his actions, but I do give him credit for his strategy. I mean, if you are deluded, and your goal is to snipe off a pedophile, randomly spraying bullets into a crowd of AAs is like shooting fish in a barrel. You’re bound to pick off at least one, maybe two.

Recently, under a plea agreement, Herbert J was sent to a mental hospital, where he will hopefully get some proper treatment. There was no disagreement between the judge, prosecutors or the defense attorney as to whether or not this guy is mentally ill. I doubt anyone reading the facts of the case would disagree. He was, after all, receiving messages directly from God, and believed that he was on a divine mission at the time of his arrest. I doubt any reasonable person, understanding the facts of the case, would disagree with the fact that this guy is deluded, and that he needs psychological help. Continue reading Godpuppetry

Quote(s) of the Day

“Well, I have been called a Big Book Thumper. I take it as a compliment.

However do not refer to me as a Big Book Nazi or a step nazi. I find it offensive that anyone would associate something that is about love and service with something that is perhaps the greatest smear on the face of humanity in history. AA members that refer to fellow members in that fashion are an indication of the sickness that permeates our fellowship. I don’t look down on these people. Like Dr. Bob, I feel sorry for them. They are the walking dead, all that is missing are the tags on their toes.”
Jim; a Big Book Nazi

“I thank Heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism”
– Frank Buchman; leader of the Oxford Group, from which AA is derived.