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Old 12-05-2012, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"When we became alcoholics, crushed by a self-imposed crisis we could
not postpone or evade, we had to fearlessly face the proposition that
either God is everything or else He is nothing. God either is or He
isn't."


~Alcoholics Anonymous 1st Edition We Agnostics pg 53
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I love this quote. It is said often in the meetings I go to.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I love this quote. It is said often in the meetings I go to.
Me as well. It cuts all the crap in between out. There IS no in between with God. Either you are going to trust him to guide you through life, or you're not.

"Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves."

Big Book p. 45 - We Agnostics

When I first started studying the big book, in my early treatment days, I would deliberately skip this chapter, assuming that it had nothing to do with staying sober, and I probably wouldn't find much useful information in it. Oh how naive I was. Chapter 4 is my current favorite chapter.
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I didn't necessarily skip this chapter I set out to disprove much that was written. I remember doing silly things, like I would be walking to a bar and so I would say, "okay God if you are up there and you have all power, don't let me walk into that bar and relapse?" I was looking for that burning bush, but was blind to all of the many miracles going on all around me. I chuckle at it now but back then it was really painful, and very self defeating to say the least. Have a great day all.
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