I just started to post on the Orange Forum. Ive followed the Orange Papers for over 3 years and also followed Stinkin Thinkin. Although I have posted on the OP letters a few times I have kept a very low profile and so far kept of the Forum because I have been previously involved in Moderation Management in the UK and also SMART Recovery UK.
I personally despise stepism, I was cofounder of AA in Mansfield Nottinghamshire in 1980 and was therefore instrumental in the establishment of the cult in North Nottinghamshire. Not becaused I wanted to, I was just another confused, vunerable person, sucked into this thing,
My great friend and sponsor Eric, who arrived drunk on a train from Scotland to establish AA in Nottingham committed suicide in 1982 and another great friend Sue and cofounder of Mansfield AA Tuesday Group died of a heart attact in 1983, both these deaths I blame directly on the destructive cult indoctrination of AA.
I myself upon escape from the cult, (I moved to Essex in 1982, although now back in Notts), spent the best part of 30 years in destructive drinking and ilegal drug use, a direct result of the self fulfilling prophecy of powerlessness, the cornerstone of stepism.
Over the last 3 years as a result of both the ideas of Moderation Management explained in their excellent book, Responsible drinking, and also the cult deprogramming of the Orange Papers, Stinkin Thinkin, More Revealed and others in the Anti AA movement, I am now pursuing a lifestyle of Moderation with Alcohol (I am not prepared to give up the social life revolving around alcohol) and total abstinence from Cocaine and nicotine.
Personally I believe in the existence of God, but firmly believe stepism is Satanic, the clues are there for all to see