Mankind has tried to identify "Spiritual Principles" for centuries. In my mind, Spiritual Principles are very simple and can be summed up in the Golden Rule of "treat others as you would have them treat you." Spirituality has hit mainstream in the US with the publishing of the "Big Book" which the con man Bill Wilson plagiarized and stole from many authors in 1939 when he copyrighted the material in his own name. The newest buzzword is proclaiming that you are following these principles and with the help of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (AAWS, Tax EIN: 131679617, collectively identified as AA) at the Interchurch Center on 475 Riverside Drive in New York City and the Hazelden Foundation (Tax EIN: 410682405) in Center City, Minnesota the new "Spiritual Principless" of Alcoholics Anonymous are trying to be spread worldwide. The problem is, the "Big Book" does not contain any "Spiritual Principles."
AA is a confession cult, not the Spiritual cult that it claims. Nowhere in any of the literature of AAWS or the storm trooper training arm of Hazelden are the Spiritual principles even discussed. The only thing being discussed in this literature is the chanting of the blasphemous 12 Steps encouraging belief in non religious objects as "God" and repenting in a confession. Alcoholics Anonymous and the evangelists that promote it are guilty of the "Dumbing of America" in the Spiritual Arena and often have direct links to Rehabs and Hospitals who profit from the anti-logic and anti-reasoning that they teach. Many, if not all, of the well known AA evangelists have had their start in AA based Rehabs and Hospitals and follow in a Spiritual path that does not contain any Spiritual principles. What it does contain, are a bunch of slogans meant to get people to join AA and use the services of Hazelden trained Rehabs and Hospitals, but no Spiritual Principles at all. No where in the literature of AA or Hazelden are they telling people to not cheat, lie, steal, rape, have adulterous affairs or murder which the Ten Commandments were designed to do. This may be why so many incidents of financial, sexual and murder problems in AA are being reported lately in the news. AA definitely isn't teaching the correct Spirituality, if it is teaching Spirituality at all, which there is not proof of, only slogans claiming they are.
The worst part of the "Dumbing of America" is that AAWS and Hazelden are attempting to spread this phenomenon world wide to gain market share and become very rich and polluting the world with the Spirituality of the adulterous con man Bill Wilson. Don't let AA into your country if you are not US based, you don't want the type of Spirituality they promote.