This discussion of "AA is a massive cult" was started a little less than 2 years ago. It started explaining what many of us see wrong with the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous. It has degraded to the usual "you didn't work the steps so you don't know" and "you didn't try hard enough" AA loophole minimization techniques. Here's how the discussion started:
Oct 12, 2010
AA is a religious cult. Its message of "being powerless" serves nothing but to perpetuate its need to those addicted to this cult. I have been to these stupid meetings-and they don't help someone with their problem. They sell a higher power-tell a person that they can NOT have any of their "former" friends, and try to guide them down the path of a brand NEW dependence-which is AA itself.
I was hoping to get others take on this. For me personally this joke of a mandatory program serves nothing but to convince people that they are complete losers without this cult. It is wrong-it shouldn't be mandated by govt-and I simply can not stand it.
Anyway agree? or have thoughts? I am sure I will get some "friends of bill w" on here spattering their pre programmed rhetoric about your higher power could be a rock-etc...
But that isnt what I am looking for. I am truly looking for things that empower and help people. Making someone believe that they are a strong and good person is more important than taking all of their personal strength away. With a success rate of less than 5%, AA has the same success rate as no program at all for people with addictions.
With currently only 65 comments, I am sure they could use a few more......