On Mothers Day, May 12, 1935 a con man named William Griffith Wilson (aka Bill Wilson, Bill W) and a drunkard named Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith (aka Dr. Bob), met at the home of Henrietta Sieberling at the Gates Lodge in Akron Ohio. Henrietta Sieberling was a member of the Oxford group whose membership was dwindling after the confession cult was banned in many churches and countries. The Oxford group was a Religious cult that soon dwindled after the New York World-Telegram, 25 August 1936 declaration by its founder Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman (aka Frank Buchman) of "I thank heaven for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism" just when World War II and the genocide of the Jewish race was unfolding in Germany.
The problem they faced was that the Oxford group was deemed a Religious cult and therefore banned for recruiting from jails, prisons, court systems, probation and parole board due to the establishment clause of the Constitution of the United States. At this point in time the definition of "Spiritual" was definitely Religious, but a way had to be found to circumvent the establishment clause. Being rigorously dishonest they decided to change the way the definition was used to mean "not Religious" and devised a way to talk people into believing this during their meeting. Today, numerous training films called "documentaries" are produced about this meeting showing how to talk atheists, agnostics, pagans and devil worshipers into believing that Alcoholics Anonymous is not a Religious cult formed from the Oxford Group, but a Spiritual one which essentially is the same thing. These "documentary" training films are heavily promoted by the various Intergroups of Alcoholics Anonymous who claim no ties to Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (AAWS) currently located at the Interchurch Center on 475 Riverside Drive, New York with several other churches, despite the fact that they sport the logos and have a special arrangement to sell AAWS literature.
If Alcoholics Anonymous wants to call itself a Spiritual, instead of Religious cult they have every right to do so, but they are being rigorously dishonest with the global population in doing so. Because these facts are not generally known and the only ones that will complain about it are going to rituals and ceremonies of AA and their families are encouraged to join the gateway cult of Al-Anon founded by Lois Wilson who Bill W was cheating on with Helen Wynn they run the risk of being called in "denial" and ostracized by the gang stalking notoriously prevalent in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous. Worse than that, they may perform an Intervention on the poor soul that finds the truth and send him to a $1000 a day 12 Step Rehab to learn the scripture and chants of Alcoholics Anonymous using the Hazelden inspired Minnesota Model. If they still refuse to parrot that AA is Spiritual, not Religious after 28 days, they will go for another 28 day stay.
The fact of the matter is that the estimated $28,000 Bill Wilson training center stays will destroy most family units financially and the gateway cult of Al-Anon will make the family disassociate from the intended victim of this sham faith healing often resulting in divorce and financial ruin to make you "hit bottom" and start parroting the slogans and scripture of an alleged "stock broker" who never sold any stock except in the publishing rights to the scripture of Alcoholics Anonymous used to fund Bill Wilson's lifestyle at the Stepping Stones Compound of Katonah, New York and his mistress Helen Wynn 15 minutes away on Pleasantville.
Welcome to the Spiritual Cult of Alcoholics Anonymous that will destroy you if you don't chant Bill Wilson......