"...above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one." Eph 6:16
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.
It is an impossibility: That one can expect to find peace in an emptiness. Isn't it obvious emptiness is no comfort? Sartre was onto something Buddist thinkers are still digesting
For the record, critical thinking skills are not required to form relationships. Ask any loving parent. Love requires only ... well, the freedom to express itself. ("God is love." ) Phenomenology of Religion (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) From Paul Oppenheimer’s Tweet
Article at WSJ.com entitled The Perils of Empathy "In politics and policy, trying to feel the pain of others is a bad idea. Empathy distorts our reasoning and makes us biased, tribal and often cruel." "Empathy shuts down if you believe someone is responsible for their own suffering." https://www.google.com/amp/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/the-perils-of-empathy-1480689513 Upon reflection, the particulars in the … Continue reading WSJ – The Perils of Empathy. (Seriously?)
Matt Slick. CARM.ORG, Thanks for your email announcing the addition of web content concerning "Addiction." Please share these thoughts with Mr. Prigmore. Decades of experience with addicts and alcoholics, AA / AlAnon and Christian 12-step programs has informed my awareness of what works and what doesn't. (I've been personally involved in many programs.) In recent … Continue reading Islam, Addiction, and New Web Content!