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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 FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... religion.   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Neither does A.A. take any particular medical point of view, though we cooperate widely with the men of medicine as well as with the men of religion.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... religion."   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
Simply, but smilingly, he said, "I've got religion."


3.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... religion.   BB Bill's Story, p.9  
So that was it -- last summer an alcoholic crackpot; now, I suspected, a little cracked about religion.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... religion.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We, who have traveled this dubious path, beg you to lay aside prejudice, even against organized religion.


5.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religion.   BB Into Action, p.74  
Though we have no religious connection, we may still do well to talk with someone ordained by an established religion.


6.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... religion.   BB Working With Others, p.93  
Let him see that you are not there to instruct him in religion.


7.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... religion.   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
10. No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


8.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religion!'   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
You've got a nerve to come in here talking religion!'


9.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religion.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
So I can't tell you anything about religion.


10.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... religion.   12&12 Tradition Ten (Long), p.192  
Ten -- No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues -- particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion.


11.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religion and all its works.   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
Another crowd of A.A.'s says: "We were plumb disgusted with religion and all its works.


12.
View FOREWORD   ... religion and medicine, though some ideas upon ...   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


13.
View APPENDIX III, The Medical View on A.A.   ... religion and that instinct for association with ...   BB Appendix III, The Medical View on A.A., p.569  
Dr. Foster Kennedy, neurologist: "This organization of Alcoholics Anonymous calls on two of the greatest reservoirs of power known to man, religion and that instinct for association with one's fellows ... the 'herd instinct.'


14.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... religion and the other around the shoulder ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.156  
With one arm around the shoulder of religion and the other around the shoulder of medicine, we'd resolve their differences.


15.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... religion, and the press, together with innumerable ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Another reason for the wide acceptance of A.A. was the ministration of friends -- friends in medicine, religion, and the press, together with innumerable others who became our able and persistent advocates.


16.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religion, and those who are downright defiant ...   12&12 Step Two, p.28  
There will be those who have drifted into indifference, those filled with self-sufficiency who have cut themselves off, those who have become prejudiced against religion, and those who are downright defiant because God has failed to fulfill their demands.


17.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religion, he will make new friends and ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.132  
If he does not argue about religion, he will make new friends and is sure to find new avenues of usefulness and pleasure.


18.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... religion is by no means the sole ...   12&12 Step Five, p.56  
But today religion is by no means the sole advocate of this saving principle.


19.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... religion of our choice?   12&12 Step Twelve, p.112  
And can we bring new purpose and devotion to the religion of our choice?


20.
View STEP TWO essay   Religion says the existence of God can ...   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.


21.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religion that would aid his recovery.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
Finally, he saw that I wasn't attempting to change his religious views, that I wanted him to find the grace in his own religion that would aid his recovery.


22.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religion' were still killing one another off ...   12&12 Step Two, p.30  
How we loved to shout the damaging fact that millions of the 'good men of religion' were still killing one another off in the name of God.


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