Is this really a life or death errand that will make us feel we are on the Broad Highway walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe?( BB 4th Ed page 75)
The 12 and 12 states that “AA experience has taught us we cannot live alone with our pressing problems and the character defects which cause them.” Exactly whose AA experience has taught who this? Bill Wilsons? Doctor Bobs?
“So far as alcoholics are concerned, AA would go even further. Most of us would declare that without a fearless admission of our defects to another human being we could not stay sober. It seems plain that the grace of God will not enter to expel our destructive obsessions until we are willing to try this” (12 & 12 page 58). Again is this sexual predator and lying, thieving con man Bill Wilson and child battering Doctor Bobs claim? And if not, who’s claim and how many steppers claim this?
If God WAS going to expel steppers destructive obsessions, why would he only do this if they made a fearless admission of their defects to another human being? Why would an All loving Ultimate Entity, demand that you have to humiliate yourself in front of another person before he will help you? Of what purpose is forced humiliation to either God or yourself? Furthermore if as many people, myself included, believe this life is a learning process, to develop spiritual growth, in preparation for another existence on a higher level. Isn’t it logical that these character defects were part of this learning process and something you were meant to recognise and surmount yourself, and learn something from, not just something to confess to members of a cult, in the deluded belief that it is necessary, in order to save yourself from death by drinking alcohol?
Isn’t this step 5, in reality, no of no more use than any forced confession? Isn’t it really just a cult scaremongering and degrading technique used to make you loath yourself and think you are only worthy of attending those macabre meetings and trying to entice others into joining this cult and also loathing themselves? That you are such a miserable piece of shit, God just wants you to attend these self-debasing cult sessions for the rest of your life, as punishment for your character defects and consequent drinking? In that respect, the AA program does ‘ work, if you work it’ and step 5 is fundamental in inducing this self-loathing cult frame of mind.
If you don’t believe in God then AA is irrelevant anyway. But if you do believe in God, I would suggest that it is really satan that wants you to think you are such a worthless piece of shit, whose only purpose in life from now on, is to attend those morbid cult indoctrination sessions and recruit others into the madness, as a lifetimes punishment for being a worthless piece of drunken shit.
This cult has nothing to do with spiritual growth or God.
I would suggest that Steppism is in fact spiritual degeneration and satanism