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Thoughts on Step 9

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    Boy, savoy

    i wonder about your bullying people.

    do you have plans to continue to continue to deride “such” people, as part of this spiritual program your pushing us around with?

    Its not the program you’re thumping around here sometimes, its people.

    the “words” used in the big book are an insufficient defense against alcoholism. I firmly beleive in the “spirit” of those words.

    I believie that ammends means something along the lines of permanent change. My alcoholic words and apologise are quite empty, in terms of people i have hurt.

    In forgiving we are forgiven.


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    such /sʌtʃ/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[suhch]

    –adjective 1. of the kind, character, degree, extent, etc., of that or those indicated or implied: Such a man is dangerous.
    2. of that particular kind or character: The food, such as it was, was plentiful.
    3. like or similar: tea, coffee, and such commodities.
    4. (used with omission of an indication of comparison) of so extreme a kind; so great, good, bad, etc.: He is such a liar.
    5. being as stated or indicated: Such is the case.
    6. being the person or thing or the persons or things indicated: If any member be behind in his dues, such member shall be suspended.
    7. definite but not specified; such and such: Allow such an amount for food and such an amount for rent.
    –adverb 8. so; very; to such a degree: such pleasant people.
    9. in such a way or manner.
    –pronoun 10. such a person or thing or such persons or things: kings, princes, and such.
    11. someone or something indicated or exemplified: He claims to be a friend but is not such.
    —Idioms12. as such. as1 (def. 30).
    13. such as, a. of the kind specified: A plan such as you propose will never succeed.
    b. for example: He considers quiet pastimes, such as reading and chess, a bore.

    a·mend (ə-měnd’) Pronunciation Key
    v. a·mend·ed, a·mend·ing, a·mends

    v. tr.

    To change for the better; improve: amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive.
    To remove the faults or errors in; correct. See Synonyms at correct.
    To alter (a legislative measure, for example) formally by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
    To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.



    @savoy 1604274 wrote:

    One minute whilst I hose your personal opinion off me first.

    Are you saying the Big Book is wrong ?
    I’m quoting the Big Book verbatum, thats not opinion.
    “we go in a forgiving spirit”.
    What does that mean to you?


    The BB is open to interpretation, especially in regards to the era it was written and where science and society were at the time. As society progresses, the BB will progressively take a back seat to approaches that are shown to be more viable for treating addiction. In fact, the BB has pretty much been relegated to this status already. Sorry, it’s true, and it’s not in the BB.:sorry

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