Sunday, May 19, 2013
Specifics by Ken B. on exactly where to find the precise rerferences to God, the Creator, in Conference-approved literature of today
I'm sure you will be blessed to receive a personal email or series of emails telling you about Ken B.'s careful research of the number of times and places in Alcoholics Anonymous where God, Heavenly Father, Father of Lights, Creator, Maker, and pronouns describing Him and used in plain and simple terms.
One of the main reasons some believers become afraid, intimidated, and/or silenced when they share the very experience called for on page 29 of the Big Book, is because they are not aware of the dozens of times Bill Wilson, Dr. Bob, and other oldtimers specifically referred to our "Heavenly Father" and the "Creator." In their talks, their meetings, their writings, and at Conferences.
Why is this important? Because there is no need to retreat or be silenced by some bleeding deacon's chastizing you for mentioning God, His Son, or the Bible when A.A.'s own Conference-approved literature has contained these references for decades. Learn the facts right now!
Get the facts. Stand on your own experience. And arm yourself with the truth that--even in this age of secularism, idolatry, and rigidity--A.A. has a diverse membership. And possibly the largest core consists of Christians who have as much right as an atheist, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, or Protestant to share their experience, strength, and hope--their own.
Be sure to read page 29 of the Big Book. Also our book "Stick with the Winners!" http://mcaf.ee/s50mq. And don't let some uninformed or mean-spirited voice in a meeting prevent you from stating, as many in the First Edition of the Big Book did, how, in their own language and from their onw point of view, they established their relationship with God.
Consider joining us at The First International Alcoholics Anonymous History Conference in Portland, Maine on September 6-7. You can be a presenter, a learner, a message carrier, a partiicipant, a volunteer, and donor, or a newcomer who wants the straight facts. Note our Conference website http://mcaf.ee/ghcky