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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 02:50 AM

39. I've found that it all depends on the meeting - and my attitude.

At one of my first meetings, a long timer did me the favor of highlighting a few passages in the book I brought with me and I immediately said "I'm not religious." And he asked "Are you open minded?" As a liberal, of course I am. So I continued going to meetings, met my sponsor at my second one - and she told me what to do. Some people I've met embrace religion, but many more do not. I've taken to heart the slogan "Take what you want and leave the rest," so AA has worked for me. If religion works for some people, who am I to judge? As long as something works. My sponsor was Jewish - and she understood exactly where I was coming from. At the meetings she led, we said the Responsibility Declaration rather than the Serenity Prayer. I may be a liberal atheist, but I've been sober for 10 years as of last April thanks to my sponsor and AA.

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