Hi Dick and Ken,
Just wanted to thank you for the articles you sent to me yesterday and today.
They each represent a clear articulation of the essence of our program of recovery – e.g. the cure for alcoholism based on a working relationship with the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Today’s missive points out how or why so many academics find it necessary to throw rocks at AA and indirectly at God. Ebby Thatcher’s point blank declaration that “God had done for him what he could not do for himself’ was the spiritual spark that ultimately ignited Bill and our whole movement.
I’ll take our Lord and Savior any time over all of this nonsense that keeps pouring out at an ever growing rate. Our success rate in our Akronite groups up here continues to run at over 90% in spite of the early resistance we often experience from newcomers to the groups – I call that fear the “God – Fear”. But time, persistence, and a loving attitude based on biblical principals seem to be a power that cannot fail over the long run.
Our two new British Columbia groups are doing fine as well.