D's Daily Drama (fablespinner) wrote,
D's Daily Drama
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12 Steps MY *A$$*

Ya know, this is a CROCK OF SHIT. I'm Sorry. I never knew AA was faith based, having never had to deal with this personally.
No one should EVER be court ordered to take this cock-a-mamey 12 Step BULLSHIT!

Let me Show you the Steps: The ORIGINAL AA 12-Step Program....

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
  5. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Now Let's Edit them to something that is WORKABLE for all...

  1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Admitting a Problem GOOD, but not POWERLESS, Powerless is counterproductive to quitting, Admit you are ADDICTED and will need HELP. No One is Powerless!
  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.  Unnecessary Step, no magic snake oil please!
  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.Unnecessary Step, taking control of your own life would be a better directive. You ran your life into the ditch, now take the steps to get yourself out of it.
  4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Taking Stock of Oneself is always Good.
  5. Admitted to God (imaginary Sky-Daddies who do not talk back are Unnecessary, even if you believe in a God/Gods.!), to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. (But Still an Unnecessary Step considering you did this Step #1)
  6. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. Unnecessary Step - No one can change YOU but YOU.
  7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. Unnecessary Step - COP OUT!
  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. THIS IS GOOD! THIS IS VERY GOOD, Acknowledge the people you hurt sincerely.
  9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. This is ALSO VERY GOOD, fix what you broke!
  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. - Redundancy of this, is a good thing, For everyone not just alcoholics....
  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out. Unnecessary Step - BULLSHIT
  12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Unnecessary Step- MOAR BULLSHIT
I'm sorry, what a load of CRAP. Especially for people like myself who would NEVER get past #2 and thus would "Fail" a court mandated AA class. I write fairy tales, I don't actually believe in them. THERE HAS TO BE A SECULAR SOLUTION!  And no one should be denied rights because they refuse to go to a religious based program. You have to give non-religious people other options.

Done Ranting....
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