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The beginning of the ministry of Alcoholics Anonymous - High Watch Farms in Kent, CT and Sister Francis AA General Service Area 11

"A seed planted on the farm gains growth in ways beyond our understanding." – Sister Francis

High Watch History and Alcoholics Anonymous

A culture of compassionate care, dignity and respect.

A discussion of a “God as we understand Him”

"Religion has been made for man by others, communicated to him by tradition, determined for him by fixed forms, by imitation and retained by habit. Let us go back in time to the first cause. We are now looking at the first thing that a ‘Devine Agency’ has just created. Now let’s go one more step back. You are now looking at the creator just before he created His first thing. Imagine that you are to give an account of this agency by giving details of its identifying nature. By “God as we understand Him” we mean, 1. God is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good.

Unitarian Universalists Addictions Ministry moves beyond Alcoholics Anonymous for help to those who drink too much.

Out of the Basement The Rev. Denis Meacham creates new ministry at First Parish Brewster, Mass. By Michelle Bates Deakin July/August 2004 7.1.04 In 1988, Denis Meacham's life was a study in contradictions. He was a successful man of business, founder of his own publishing company. He was a college professor with degrees from Princeton and Harvard. And he was an alcoholic, struggling with a compulsion to drink around the clock

The beginnings of the Alcoholics Anonymous ministry looking for new prospects in prisons.

A.A.’s prison groups (1942) A campaign for prison reform by Clinton T. Duffy, warden of San Quentin Prison in San Francisco, calls for addressing the special needs of inmates who had been drinking when committing a crime. Duffy seeks aid and advice from California A.A. members, leading to the formation of a prison group at San Quentin. The inmates hold their first meeting in 1942. Women’s prison groups begin to meet (1944) The first reported women’s prison group meets on March 18, 1944, at Clinton Farms in Clinton, New Jersey.

Following Christ Instead of The Steps (Part 8)

This is a commentary on the book titled Twelve Steps To Destruction, by Dr. Martin and Deidre Bobgan. You can read this book for free online: http://www.psychoheresy-aware.org/e-books/12steps-ebk.pdf TWELVE-STEP RELIGIONS (Part 6) "He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him." (Pr 18:17 KJV)

The 12 step brainwash made it all upside-down.

Was thinking about working at the winery. I really appreciate how those people treated me. After a couple of years working there and trying to drink, always quitting, and restarting, I had two most serious blackouts where I injured myself pretty bad. I came to work anyway the first time and was told to go home till I healed cause I looked so bad. I admitted to being drunk when it happened. I knew I would have been caught eventually since I lived in a valley of only 3000 population and we all knew each other.

New Marijuana Anonymous group in Centerville, Massachusetts, to have first meeting Jan. 6, 2014

New Marijuana Anonymous group founded, set for Jan. 6 meeting By K.C. MYERS kcmyers@capecodonline.com December 22, 2013 12:00 AM CENTERVILLE — It's not "just pot" anymore. According to Krsana Henry, organizer of a new Marijuana Anonymous group on the Cape that will begin meeting Jan. 6 in Centerville, marijuana is stronger than it once was. Teenagers and adults alike think of it as a mild substance with few side effects and a low risk of addiction, she said.

Merry Christmas and Happy Festivas to the rest of us :-)

May everybody find some joy and happiness this Holiday season regardless of "what" you are or practice, if anything. While I don't have any religous affiliation whatsover, I do "celebrate" Christmas. My kids grew up as Catholics although they have all "converted" to more liberal forms of Christianity but don't really practice much at all. For me, I simply look at it as time when family and friends reach out to each other more fully and lovingly than perhaps at any other time of the year.

Chiropractor Dennis Nobbe Who Force Fed Scientology To Employees, Agrees To Stop


Nobbe accepting a Scientology award.

Chiropractor Dennis Nobbe Who Force Fed Scientology To Employees, Agrees To Stop

By Terrence McCoy Fri., Dec. 20 2013 at 9:00 AM

Local chiropractor Dennis Nobbe, a rotund, ruddy-faced Scientologist allegedly forced employees to scream at ashtrays, perform lengthy staring contests, and convert to his church.

Jim Battle and OPF Member NoAAUK

Here is a comment to me from NoAAUK followed by my response. @jim 'You agree with me that Christianity does help some people overcome addiction.' Yes I have seen people that have overcome addiction using Christianity and have not tried to convert anybody to their beliefs for a self gratifying idea that doing so guarantees their own sobriety. I don't believe God works that way, the stepper cult certainly does during its cult recruitment process.

Heroin dealer (maybe dealers) with a strange sense of humor arrested in Northampton, Massachusetts Friday Dec 20, 2013 - "Obamacare" branded drug packets

Obamacare heroin: Mass. policeman thwarts major drug shipment

By Heather Tooley
December 21, 2013

An "Obamacare" heroin drug shipment was thwarted by a Massachusetts State Police trooper Fri. morning. NBC Connecticut reported Dec. 20 that when Trooper Joseph Petty was on a traffic stop on Route 91 in Northampton, a vehicle passed by that caught his attention right away.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): The 13th Step: The Film

Forum members agree: Jim Battle Ministries is a dangerous criminal organization.

Thx people, I knew I was right, it was that missing tooth that tipped me off, definetly the mark of the criminal mind......

Drug Court Judge Gisele Pollack Enters Rehab After Erratic Behavior At Work - AA General Service Area 15 Broward County, Fl

Drug Court Judge Gisele Pollack Enters Rehab After Erratic Behavior At Work

Posted: 12/21/2013 10:29 am EST

A judge who presides over a drug court in Florida is entering rehab after unprofessional acts on the job.

Orange says jesus is a blasphemer.

Check out the letters jim, then send orange yet another one of your fkn whinges, ya fkn dickhead, you've turned the forum to shit, dickhead, upsetting longstanding solid members, dickhead.

Nobody is as stupid as Jim battle dickhead extrodanaire...

I said it before, nobodys that fkn thick, that delusional,that much of a dickhead, the cnts mentally ill but more than that, he's a troll, an out & out 'real' christian troll, we've got 2mnths evidence of trolling, he's made no contribution to the forum beyond bible & u-tube references,& caused much discord & division. So how do ya kill a troll???

Why do they always target Teenagers' testimonials?

This was a speech given by the Founder of Recovery Cafe at a Fundraiser. http://recoverycafesj.x10.bz/sites/default/files/Killian%20Noe%20Speech.pdf You'll notice she cited the dramatic turn-around of young man for this Outreach to the Homeless and recent ex-felons coming out of prison. It's like they prefer citing when Teenagers, 18-year olds for instance, find success as their proof. Oh well.

"I Saved My Own Life" -- CatwalksIntoABar's Story

Damn! I've got 2 drunk-a-logues: the first one from my aa days and now the current one, which is much more boring.

"God Saved My Life" - Samantha's Story

I am 18 years old and have been living in Bakersfield, California since I was adopted at age two. I know what you're thinking, that it seems more common for children coming from an adopted home to struggle with drugs and alcohol abuse, but hear me out. I haven't always had it rough.

Interdenominational Addiction Ministry (I AM) or, should we call it International Addiction Ministry (I AM)?

http://www.dleg.state.mi.us/bcs_corp/dt_corp.asp?id_nbr=734905&name_enti... Searched for: INTERDENOMINATIONAL ADDICTION MINISTRIES ID Num: 734905 Entity Name: INTERDENOMINATIONAL ADDICTION MINISTRIES Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Resident Agent: JAMES E BATTLE Registered Office Address: 2921 MERSEY LN #12 LANSING MI 48911 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 70084 LANSING MI 489070084 Formed Under Act Number(s): 162-1982

The Stench of Burning Martyr!

Jim Battle wrote:
"For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries." (1Co 16:9)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Ex-NFL cheerleader uses AA's Get Out of Jail Free Card

Married ex-NFL cheerleader, 42, who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old at his mother's party avoids jail

The former Tennessee Titans cheerleader was charged with sexual battery and solicitation of a minor for child rape.

She has been sentenced to 18 months probation and must submit to drug testing and weekly AA meetings

Police said the married 42-year-old was at a party when she tried to seduce her friend's 12-year-old son.

Wacky News: Too Funny: Australian dogs hooked on toads

Dogs in Australia Hooked on Psychedelic Toads
Licking the hallucinogenic sweat off cane toads has led to a rash of canine addicts.

http://www.thefix.com/content/dogs-australia-hooked-psychedelic-toads

The Orange Papers – What Are Orange’s Religious Beliefs?

When Orange was asked recently for his personal religious affiliation, here is what Orange had to say:
A hippie. Sorry if that sounds flippant, but that's really the most honest answer I can give. I can't be an agnostic or an atheist because I got blasted into other dimensions too many times, and saw too much. I can't say that I ever saw God, but I definitely saw the possibility. My personal religion is an amalgum of goodies stolen from all of the major religions of the world.

Definition of A Selfish Person?

A person who trys to gives you something that you did not ask for, do not want, and do not need. I think Jim Battle fits the bill. Soberman

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Celebrating Birthdays

I have often wondered why Bill W.’s alleged AA “birthday” is not celebrated.

An AA member’s AA birthday is their supposed date of their last drink. This “birthday” for AA members is a big deal, some even receiving cake to celebrate.

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