To William and Mary: The healthy responses you are getting to your posts is heart warming. Those who get the point might be reminded of one of Clancy’s quips in his talks. He mentions a phiilosopher and a sign that quotes him. It says “God is dead.” Underneath, a wise soul has writen “N. . . . is dead! As Bill wrote in the Big Boo, God either is, or He isn’t. And I’ll go with “God is!” And it sure squares with the language of Hebrews 11:6. Today, AAs can believe in God or in nothing at all. And many just notice the “nothing at all” part and forget that we sure have a choice! Page 25 of the Big Book tells the “Solution” in explicit terms. See Dick B., A New Way In http://www.dickb.com/titles.shtml and Why Early A.A. Succeeded http://www.dickb.com/aabiblestudy.shtml. Keep those canons of truth blasting away at those who would restrict what we do or don’t believe and experience as individuals in A.A. We do have the Bible and the Big Book which tell us what the pioneers believed and did as they made t heir surrenders to God. These current tools portray a picture that needs to be known: 1) The Co-Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous: Biographical Sketches Their Last Major Talks. (2) Stick with the Winners! http://mcaf.ee/s50mq. (3) Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous http://mcaf.ee/gj7iw.
God Bless, Dick B. firstname.lastname@example.org 808 874 4876