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lil  ·  207 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Inside AA with Tacocat: The Pre History of Alcoholics Anonymous

This is interesting, taco. Most of us rarely know the deep history of anything. Questioning assumptions and stories handed to us as gospel, including gospel, is a destablizing way to run a life, but a necessary way -- unless you question everything and turn into Alex Jones. The Sandy Hook families are suing his ass. I hope they win.

What a world.




tacocat  ·  207 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I need to get some evidence that the two founders were members of the Oxford Group. I should expand on the Oxford Group's beliefs too. I'm not an expert on them, I just know they existed and were exceedingly weird. I guess they may have had their own steps. Bear in mind that health insurance in the United States pays for people to go to sessions based on the beliefs of these people:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Group

I know pretty much all of what I wrote through osmosis. AA doesn't keep this stuff secret, it's barely an organization really. Some members know this and some are willfully ignorant and some don't care at a all. I start to stress myself out when I get into the fine details of something. This wasn't exactly relaxing but I can stress myself out about details, evidence and sources when my life has stabilized.

lil  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Bear in mind that health insurance in the United States pays for people to go to sessions
Who do they pay? I thought AA meetings were free.
tacocat  ·  204 days ago  ·  link  ·  

AA is the basis for most rehabs. Either entirely or practically. Long story short, insurance pays for it