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by mule
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Steps 2 and 3
Replies: 39
Views: 19446

Re: Steps 2 and 3

Hi All STEPS 2 and 3 Step 2 Came to believe that a power greater than myself, could restore us to sanity. I had a hard time believing in God, even though this step, doesn't say God or religion, that's how I reacted to it. I was brought up in a devote catholic family, I had to go to church on Sunday...
by mule
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: The Grapevine Magazine
Topic: October Grapevine Quote of the Day
Replies: 14
Views: 14883

Re: October Grapevine Quote of the Day

I am beginning my third step and from what I understand it takes great effort
by mule
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: A Day at a Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

Re: A Day at a Time

Isn't telling how often we have failed until introduced to aa
by mule
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: The First One!
Replies: 70
Views: 18308

Re: The First One!

Since a higher power is central to everything in aa(even the closet atheists admit this) I personally see no reason to delay the introduction. guttertrash meet god...god meet guttertrash. Let the healing begin.
by mule
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: race and culure
Replies: 22
Views: 7447

Re: race and culure

But blue moon you must realize that being white and having brought the world both mental and technological modernity, somehow the world is allowed to enjoy the fruits of our labor just don't let your *insert pronoun" wear a moana costume.
by mule
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 16449

Re: Coffee and AA

To blue moon...caffeine is an addictive psychoactive drug. Vitamins are not...they are only useless and a tax on stupid people.
by mule
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 16449

Re: Coffee and AA

Smoke is not alcohol, as said above should we return to the smoke filled rooms of yesteryear? Slot machines are not alcohol, should we start having meeting at casinos. Yes AA is primarily focused on alcohol but should a sponsor watch a member do lines of cocain because it is not alcohol.?
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: race and culure
Replies: 22
Views: 7447

Re: race and culure

well said
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 16449

Re: Coffee and AA

Being in a position where I must convince a special doctor for my profession that I am ready for a lifetime of absolute sobriety from alcohol and literally hundreds of ther medications, I believe I bolster my position by demonstrating that I have no reliance on any substance that changes my brain ch...
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: race and culure
Replies: 22
Views: 7447

Re: race and culure

fair enough, I am truly new at all of this. It does seem however to never cross this line will be difficult. Even AA's own insistence on a monotheistic, male deity already politicizes this for over a billion people. But we are here to recover not disagree.
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 16449

Re: Coffee and AA

in all seriousness if I were worried about one's future use of an addictive substance I would take their caffeine consumption into account.
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: race and culure
Replies: 22
Views: 7447

Re: race and culure

Brock thank you for the polite welcome. I think what I am curious about is how the recovering community feels about the hot button topics of privilege and intersectionality. For instance some could and will argue that as a white man perhaps I bear some historical resposibility for introducing alcoho...
by mule
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Coffee and AA
Replies: 34
Views: 16449

Coffee and AA

Should coffee, an addictive beverage, be so closely linked to people with addiction issues.
by mule
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Romantic relationships
Replies: 14
Views: 5353

Re: Romantic relationships

Is it true that it is recommended one be celibate for a year when newly sober?
by mule
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: race and culure
Replies: 22
Views: 7447

race and culure

Does recovery take cultural issues into consideration?