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Assimilation and intellignce

Two weeks ago I posited the following theory, which I'd like to discuss more: http://www.orange-papers.org/forum/node/5874

Suggested prayers for AA funerals

Here's a link with prayers for AA funerals. Note the special prayer for cases of suicide:

http://hindsfoot.org/funeral1.html

Newcomers stumble into a twelve-step meeting, weeping and crying, as they choke out their story past their sobs. And finally someone in the group says quietly, “Welcome home.”

Sultans of Step

Sultans of Step
by Liar Baits:

You get a liver with a scar
Or drive drunk in your car but meantime
Down in the basement you stop and you hold everything
A clan is blowing Billshit double for an hour
You feel alright when you hear a higher power

Well, now you step inside but you don't see too many faces
Coming in out of rain to hear the chants go down
Logical thought in other places
Oh, but the drones, they're blowing that sound
Way on downtown, way on downtown Stepper town

Will Hank Skinner ever be executed for murdering women he met at AA?

http://www.kwtx.com/home/headlines/Texas-Death-Row-Inmates-Appeal-Hinges-O...

AMARILLO (June 7, 2014) State and defense attorneys have filed briefs with a judge who will decide the fate of Texas death row inmate Hank Skinner, 52, who came within 20 minutes of execution in 2010.

Worshiping Boniface

I ask, WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE!? Very creepy:

Thoughts on this

Hazelden Meditation for the Day

More brilliance from the esteemed medical professionals at the world's flagship treatment center: http://www.hazelden.org/web/go/thought_24hrs?printable=true&showlogo=tru...

David Korsh sermon

Note the strikingly similar to AA ritual chanting:

Creator

The word "creator" appears 12 times in the Big Book, and 5 times in the 12&12:

http://www.164andmore.com/words/creator.htm

Yet Steppers can pick ANY higher power? But that's billshit, because what if your HP is a bedpan that does not create anything?

Homemade Boniface dedications

ICYPAA?

Footnote 125 of The Soul of Sponsorship

Mary Darrah in her book on Sister Ignatia tells the story of the time Sister Ignatia prayed the Stations of the Cross with Bill Wilson. "Bill began to sense a relationship between the cross of Christ and the suffering of the alcoholic." Bill identified most with Jesus being nailed to the cross (Station 11) and the plea of the dying Christ, "I thirst! My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? 133.

Footnote 106 of The Soul of Sponsorship

This is published by Hazelden, the world's foremost authority for treating the medically recognized disease colloquially known as "alcoholism":
Pass It On, Chapter 16, has a wonderful description of the time Bill heard voices who gave him their names in Nantucket. Their exact names checked out both in the graveyard and in the whaling museum.

The Rise of Islam and Boniface

This looks like a snippet from a larger lecture, so Islam is not mentioned much. Still, good AA history:

Compare these quotes

Bill Wilson:
Arrived at this point, we were squarely confronted with the question of faith. We couldn't duck the issue. Some of us had already walked far over the Bridge of Reason toward the desired shore of faith. The outlines and the promise of the New Land had brought lustre to tired eyes and fresh courage to flagging spirits. Friendly hands had stretched out in welcome. --Big Book pg. 53
Boniface: http://www.biography.com/people/st-boniface-9219073#becoming-a-missionary

Will driverless cars be the end of AA?

So I've been hearing a lot about technology that will allow cars to drive themselves. Some people have speculated that within 25 years or so, cars driven by humans will be a thing of the past. I don't know if this is true, but it would not surprise me. If driverless cars were to take hold, could this technology serve as the final nail in AA's coffin?

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_car

No fuckin' way

Cult of Boniface

Interesting, but no mention of AA. I wonder why? http://www.ancient.eu.com/Saint_Boniface/

Stolen Boniface

Not saying this was done by steppers, but one might look at whether the church hosts any AA meetings:

More on why psychiatry is bullshit

This is from Eanest Kurtz's website: http://ernestkurtz.com/
Ernest Kurtz received his Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization from Harvard University in 1978. His doctoral dissertation was published as Not-God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous.
So his doctorate is in liberal arts, not medicine or science.

Professonals

If there are AA supporting professonals, such as doctors and such, I would like to debate with you on this forum or in some other public venue such as a call in show or whatever.

Remembering Bill C. (Help needed)

I think about Bill C. a lot. I think about his hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. I wonder what sort of man he was and could have become. It breaks my heart to think that he is widely known as the guy who stole shit from Bill Wilson's testing lab, err, apartment. I somehow doubt his story is accurately described in the Big Book. If anyone had any info on Bill C., even his last name, it would mean the world to me if you shared it. Thanks so much.

Why Fred Phelps was excommunicated.

According to the dogma of the Westboro Baptist Church, no member of the church is supposed to die. Rather, they believe they will be taken directly to Heaven. Unfortunately, Phelps, being old an all, was going to die soon. Thus, rather than acknowledge they were wrong about no church member dying, they excommunicated his ass so they could cling to the claim that no true WBC member has ever died.

Remebering Florance Rankin

Goodbye Florance R. We all remember who you are You tried so hard to deprogram And now you're shining like a star You did all of your stepwork And they stole your Victory story They put you in their Big Book And they took your inventory And it seems to me you lived your life Like a stepper on the fringe Never knowing how to pull back When you're on a binge And you would have liked to moderate But it was such a sin Your candle burned out long ago Without a chance to win 12 Stepping was tough So tough but still you prayed The Cult created a superstar

Steppers literally trivializing Bill C's suicide

Need something fun to make your AA group's newsletter more entertaining? How about a Big Book trivia section where you can make light of real life AA deaths! http://aa-eci.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/February2014Newsletter.pdf
January's question: In the first paragraph on page 16, who was the “poor chap who committed suicide in Bill's house?” Answer:

List of AA holy sites

1). Stepping stones 2). Wit's end 3). Bill W's grave 4). Nantucket Whaling Museum 5). The Wilson House (Bill's birthplace where that dude got a DUI on the lawn recently) 6). Dr. Bob's house 7). Abby of Fulda (Boniface's tomb) 8). Dr. Bob's grave 9). Mayflower Hotel Any others?

Nantucket Whaling Museum

This is one of the most important, yet often overlooked AA historical sites. For it is here where steppers claim Bill Wilson's superpowers were supposedly confirmed. I always shook my head at meeting whenever steppers bragged about this spot, as the fascinated newcomers gasped, "wow, amazing!" http://www.nha.org/sites/

David Morrow

David Morrow was born in 1824 and married Elisa C. Bunker before he enlisted. The muster role from the USS Hartford dated July 1, 1864 notes one: http://tuckernuckjim.tripod.com/hidden/id16.html
"David Morrow, quarter gunner, enlisted September 18, 1863, in Boston, for 3 years, first served on USS Ohio, born Salem, Massachusetts, age 39, black eye color, black hair, dark complexion."

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