Many of us are aware that Bill and Bob started AA in 1935. Their fellowship originated in a faith-based understanding that those beset by similar problems are best suited to help each other. It wasn't until 1946 and the adoption of the "Traditions" that AA distanced itself from overtly Protestant theology. The objective of this … Continue reading Recovery Community Meetings. The Biblical Basis.
Radical "Evangelical mysticism" anchors the denial of truth in so many areas that concern us all … intellectual sloth and spiritual slumber.
Shiginoth. "pro ignorantiis" which is "for sins done in ignorance." What part of ignorance is elevated by denial. What truth is denied? And deceit? What facts are distorted? Where? In politics? In Science? In Doctrine?
Love my enemy? That seems so far beyond what I can muster. I am prone to act in unloving ways toward others different from myself. Politics separates us. Faith does too. Facts I choose to believe (Science or denial) put's almost insurmountable barriers between us.
Do you believe that our generation is witnessing the fulfillment of time? Do you think someone's opinion on this matters? You shouldn't.
"I focus on a single strain of light, calling me forth to believe in a better morrow." - F Scott Fitzgerald
Despite any license we feel for injecting politically polarized notions into our "Godly Exhortation" … there is no place for politics among true believers.
"Inside of me there are two dogs. One is mean and evil and the other is good and they fight each other all the time. When asked 'Which one wins?' I answer, the one I feed the most." Sitting Bull, Lakota Sioux Chief