AA Big Book page 58 Fourth Edition
AA claim that Alcohol is cunning baffling and powerful and that without help it is too much for us.
AA then claim that God has ALL power. Then the 12 steps are suggested as a program of Recovery.
But there is not actually ANYTHING in the 12 steps about STOPPING drinking.
A question I have asked AA old timers before and have bought up on the OP letters page before, but nobody seems to be able to answer:-
If God can miracle you into being able to STOP drinking (provided you do the 12 steps and go to stepper meetings for life), why can't One who has all power just as easily miracle you into being able to drink normally?
My argument is that a Being with ALL power should, in theory, be able to miracle a person into being able to drink moderately, just as easily as he can miracle people into stopping drinking.
Why is there not a Return to Moderate Drinking Anonymous (RMDA) ?
Doesn't God like drinking? Jesus not only drank, but he changed all that water into wine at the Wedding Feast, so Jesus at least wasn't against drinking.
Come on Steppers can God only STOP you drinking, but can't make you drink normally?
And if God can't miracle you into drinking normally, has he really got ALL power or just limited power?
I think this question needs serious debate if you are going to make grandiose claims that the 12 steps can STOP (and only stop) you drinking