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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... proof.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Everybody nowadays, believes in scores of assumptions for which there is good evidence, but no perfect visual proof.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... proof?   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
And does not science demonstrate that visual proof is the weakest proof?


3.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... proof against all arguments and which cannot ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
"There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance -- that principle is contempt prior to investigation." -- Herbert Spencer


4.
View STEP SIX essay   ... proof in a statement like this: "Sure, ...   12&12 Step Six, p.63  
He will usually offer his proof in a statement like this: "Sure, I was beaten, absolutely licked.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... proof is the weakest proof?   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
And does not science demonstrate that visual proof is the weakest proof?


6.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... proof of it, still be unconvincing or ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.96  
To certain newcomers and to those one-time agnostics who still cling to the A.A. group as their higher power, claims for the power of prayer may, despite all the logic and experience in proof of it, still be unconvincing or quite objectionable.


7.
View STEP TWO essay   ... proof of the nonexistence of God.   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
Religion says the existence of God can be proved; the agnostic says it can't be proved; and the atheist claims proof of the nonexistence of God.


8.
View FOREWORD   Proof that alcoholics could recover had been ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
Proof that alcoholics could recover had been made.


9.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... proof that love freely given surely brings ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.124  
Service, gladly rendered, obligations squarely met, troubles well accepted or solved with God's help, the knowledge that at home or in the world outside we are partners in a common effort, the well-understood fact that in God's sight all human beings are important, the proof that love freely given surely brings a full return, the certainty that we are no longer isolated and alone in self-constructed prisons, the surety that we need no longer be square pegs in round holes but can fit and belong in God's scheme of things -- these are the permanent and legitimate satisfactions of right living for which no amount of pomp and circumstance, no heap of material possessions, could possibly be substitutes.


10.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... proof the expectant purchaser would be forced ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.171  
Without this proof the expectant purchaser would be forced to depart empty handed with none of what I later came to believe was the great panacea for all human ills.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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