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1.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious.  BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
Of necessity there will have to be discussion of matters medical, psychiatric, social, and religious.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... religious.  BB We Agnostics, p.45  
Some of us have been violently anti-religious.


3.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious.  BB Into Action, p.77  
It is seldom wise to approach an individual, who still smarts from our injustice to him, and announce that we have gone religious.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... religious.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
Almost no recovery from alcoholism has ever been brought about by the world's best professionals, whether medical or religious.


5.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... religious affiliation, we include Catholics, Protestants, Jews, ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
By personal religious affiliation, we include Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Hindus, and a sprinkling of Moslems and Buddhists.


6.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious affiliations will find here nothing disturbing ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Those having religious affiliations will find here nothing disturbing to their beliefs or ceremonies.


7.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religious all her life, that she doesn't ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He may tell mother, who has been religious all her life, that she doesn't know what it's all about, and that she had better get his brand of spirituality while there is yet time.


8.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... religious and racial difference.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
In our own times, we have seen millions die in political and economic wars often spurred by religious and racial difference.


9.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... religious awoke to the limitations of this ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.75  
Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude.


10.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious backgrounds.  BB There Is A Solution, p.17  
All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well as many political, economic, social, and religious backgrounds.


11.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... religious beliefs which remained barren because we ...  12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
We could actually have earnest religious beliefs which remained barren because we were still trying to play God ourselves.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious bodies, but most of us favor ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
Not all of us join religious bodies, but most of us favor such memberships.


13.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious bodies our members identify themselves with ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
We think it no concern of ours what religious bodies our members identify themselves with as individuals.


14.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
If not members of religious bodies, we sometimes select and memorize a few set prayers which emphasize the principles we have been discussing.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religious body.  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


16.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious bores?  BB Into Action, p.77  
Why lay ourselves open to being branded fanatics or religious bores?


17.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious connection, we may still do well ...  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.


18.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.98  
It is to be hoped that every A.A. who has a religious connection which emphasizes meditation will return to the practice of that devotion as never before.


19.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religious connections, they may wish to make ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Though the family has no religious connections, they may wish to make contact with or take membership in a religious body.


20.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... religious convictions were very good, in his ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
This hope, however, was destroyed by the doctor's telling him that while his religious convictions were very good, in his case they did not spell the necessary vital spiritual experience.


21.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... religious denomination.  BB Working With Others, p.93  
Your prospect may belong to a religious denomination.


22.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious denomination which requires a definite morning ...  BB Into Action, p.87  
If we belong to a religious denomination which requires a definite morning devotion, we attend to that also.


23.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious denomination which requires confession must, and ...  BB Into Action, p.74  
Those of us belonging to a religious denomination which requires confession must, and of course, will want to go to the properly appointed authority whose duty it is to receive it.


24.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... religious dispute had facilitated, made me sick.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
The wars which had been fought, the burnings and chicanery that religious dispute had facilitated, made me sick.


25.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious duties, or with the state of ...  12&12 Step Two, p.29  
Why should we be bothered with theological abstractions and religious duties, or with the state of our souls here or hereafter?


26.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... religious education.  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
He attended church school, where he became rebellious at what he thought an overdose of religious education.


27.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... religious education and training may be far ...  BB Working With Others, p.93  
His religious education and training may be far superior to yours.


28.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religious enthusiast.  BB The Family Afterward, p.128  
He becomes a religious enthusiast.


29.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... Religious Experience," indicates a multitude of ways ...  BB There Is A Solution, p.28  
The distinguished American psychologist, William James, in his book "Varieties of Religious Experience," indicates a multitude of ways in which men have discovered God.


30.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... religious experiences, must be in the nature ...  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


31.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious feeling.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
Or, going to the other extreme, we had wallowed in emotionalism and had mistaken it for true religious feeling.


32.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... religious friends will be found further on ...  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Some of the recommendations of A.A.'s early medical and religious friends will be found further on in this book.


33.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religious grounds?  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
"Now," concludes the oldtimer, "suppose I'd been obliged to talk to this man on religious grounds?


34.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... religious idea and a practical program of ...  BB Bill's Story, p.9  
They had told of a simple religious idea and a practical program of action.


35.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... religious leanings.  BB Working With Others, p.90  
Get an idea of his behavior, his problems, his background, the seriousness of his condition, and his religious leanings.


36.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... religious life of the world is dependent ...  12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.181  
Much of the political, economic, and religious life of the world is dependent upon publicized leadership.


37.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religious matters than I.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
No doubt you're better taught in religious matters than I.


38.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... religious members call it "God-consciousness."  BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.568  
Our more religious members call it "God-consciousness."


39.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious observance is scrupulous.  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
His religious observance is scrupulous.


40.
View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... religious organization.  BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xx  
Alcoholics Anonymous is not a religious organization.


41.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... religious people.  12&12 Step Five, p.56  
It has been validated in every century, and it characterizes the lives of all spiritually centered and truly religious people.


42.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... religious people are right.  BB Into Action, p.87  
Be quick to see where religious people are right.


43.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... religious people I have known are wrong?"  BB We Agnostics, p.56  
But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?"


44.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... religious people, much shocked by their son's ...  BB A Vision For You, p.158  
They were deeply religious people, much shocked by their son's refusal to have anything to do with the church.


45.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious people, we could feel superior to ...  12&12 Step Two, p.30  
In belaboring the sins of some religious people, we could feel superior to all of them.


46.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... religious people were right after all.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
It began to look as though religious people were right after all.


47.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... religious people will be helped by such ...  BB The Family Afterward, p.131  
Alcoholics who have derided religious people will be helped by such contacts.


48.
View MORE ABOUT ALCOHOLISM chapter   ... religious person, I have profound respect for ...  BB More About Alcoholism, p.43  
Though not a religious person, I have profound respect for the spiritual approach in such cases as yours.


49.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... religious, political, or reform argument among A.A. ...  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
It could almost be said that we were born with it, for, as one oldtimer recently declared, "Practically never have I heard a heated religious, political, or reform argument among A.A. members.


50.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious practices when, upon honest appraisal, we ...  12&12 Step Two, p.32  
We supposed we had been serious about religious practices when, upon honest appraisal, we found we had been only superficial.


51.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religious sect or other.  12&12 Tradition Five, p.153  
You're proselyting for some damn religious sect or other.


52.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... religious societies will be welcomed.  BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiv  
Inquiry by scientific, medical, and religious societies will be welcomed.


53.
View STEP TWO essay   ... religious training had given us certain values.  12&12 Step Two, pp.28-29  
Of course, we were glad that good home and religious training had given us certain values.


54.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... religious training, such a list would set ...  12&12 Step Four, p.48  
To those having religious training, such a list would set forth serious violations of moral principles.


55.
View PREFACE   ... "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award ...  BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


56.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... religious views, that I wanted him to ...  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.


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