It's been (another) rather hairy time on here for the last few days. I've tried, for the most part, to stay out of it, much to my own surprise as well as anyone else's...lol. There was a time when I would have been in the thick of it swinging with everyone else, but doing the same thing all the time gets a bit, well, boring.
The forums been around for 3 years now and, in that time, has probably covered every aspect of the AA-cult problem several times over. Avo posted something recently about having had the same discussions several times over and I tend to agree. Maybe some of the frustration is coming from the fact that the "oldtimers" on here have heard it all before. It's natural to lose interest in something that you've discussed many times but what do you do to replace the boredom? Infighting seems to be the result of this interest vacuum.
Reading through the latest long thread it is glaringly obvious that the saner, more rational approach has been taken by the newer members of the forum - hats off to them. Maybe it's time for the grizzled, battle scarred oldtimers to take more of a back seat in here and let the new blood flourish. I remember what a shear relief this place was when I first found it. It would be a tragedy to deny others such relief.
Just a thought.