Enough petty bickering about side issues and personalities here. It is time for the steppers to come forth and defend the 12 Step Program on its MERITS. Tell us, how exactly are the Steps supposed to work? If you have a case (as opposed to trading insults), now is the time to present it. No riddles or cryptic replies. Perhaps you can start with this: is it your contention that if you do what the Big Book says, a God of your understanding will perform the supernatural miracle of removing your obsession to drink?