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Re: A Different Swinging Door - As Bill Sees It Ceeya Fri Mar 06 09:00:40 2009

Hello!

Joined you yesterday with aim of sobering up. so what is the 12
principles?

:-)

On Mar 6, 2:03 am, "James F." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> *A Different Swinging Door*
>
> When a drunk shows up among us and says that he doesn't like the A.A.
> principles, people, or service management, when he declares that he can do
> better elsewhere -- we are not worried. We simply say, "Maybe your case
> really is different. Why don't you try something else?"
>
> If an A.A. member says he doesn't like his own group, we are not disturbed.
> We simply say, "Why don't you try another one? Or start one of your own."
>
> To those who wish to secede from A.A. altogether, we extent a cheerful
> invitation to do just that. If they can do better by other means, we are
> glad. If after a trial they cannot do better, we know they face a choice:
> They can go mad or die or they return to A.A. The decision is wholly theirs.
> (As a matter of fact, most of them do come back.)
>
> *TWELVE CONCEPTS, PP. 74-75*

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