Rebellion Dogs our every stepTHIS JUST IN: March 2, 2014 - This week we fondly celebrate the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel, AKA, Dr. Seuss (1904 to 1991) who was born March 2nd. From the song "Dr. Seuss Rocks," by The Chronicles, "You walk this way and you say it's God's will; with all that hair-spray you look like Whos in Whoville. Some might claim to be the coolest in Massachusetts but with 44 mega-hits, I'm sorry, Dr. Seuss is. Twenty languages, 600 million sold - he d'ah man and he stands alone." Selling over 30 million Big Books is a feat that Alcoholics Anonymous and our friends can be proud of, but doesn't 600 million give us some perspective?
The wisdom of Dr. Seuss is so deep, we could do a re-write of the Twelve Steps in Dr. Seuss poetry. We'll settle for the Seuss version of "The Doctor's Opinion, from Oh The Places You'll Go: "Let’s be sure when we step, step with care and great tact and remember that life’s a great balancing act. Let’s never forget to be dexterous and deft and never mix up our right foot with our left. Will you succeed? Yes you will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)"
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The second printing of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life is now available through all most channels. What's new? Like the eBook, the paperback includes a Foreword by Dr. Ernie Kurtz, author of The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning as well as Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous. I can't express in words what an honor this is. Some typos have been caught, some links have been updated, a kind comment from John McAndrew, MA, MDiv, director of Sensible Spirituality Associates (past Director of Spiritual Care at Betty Ford Center) is now added to the back.
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From "A Newcomer Asks..." AA pamphlet p-24 Q: “There is a lot of talk about God, though, isn't there?” A: The majority of A.A. members believe that we have found the solution to our drinking problem not through individual willpower, but through a power greater than ourselves. However, everyone defines this power as he or she wishes. Many people call it God, others it is the A.A. group, still others don't believe in it at all. There is room in A.A. for people of all shades of belief and non-belief.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, William G. Wilson, page 27 “You can, if you wish, make A.A. itself your 'higher power.' Here's a very large group who have solved their alcohol problem. In this respect they are certainly a power greater than you, who have not even come close to a solution. Surely you can have faith in them. Even this minimum of faith will be enough.”
Hollywood California will host We Agnostics A.A. Conference November 6 to 8, 2014. See or download a FLYER for this historic first international convention for A.A. freethinkers et al. To help with outreach in your area or to get on the mailing list to stay in the loop, contact, WeAgConvention AT gmail DOT com.
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Beyond Belief is a discussion about 12 Step Life in a language that includes atheists, humanists, freethinkers. More about the book
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Finally a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone.