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by desypete
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

I guess I don't understand why someone would want to be a part of something which they are seemingly hostile toward. The book is the program. The program is spiritual and requires, if you're going to actually do the program, a belief in a power greater than human power. Many call that power God, bu...
by desypete
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapse...again!
Replies: 44
Views: 9559

Re: Relapse...again!

i do a lot of things for the tramps who are down and out and very ill as there so dependent on the booze, you should have a go yourself and get to see what its really like for them, it would open your eyes to what its all about, how it ends up for some. its a far cry from sitting in a meeting preac...
by desypete
Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello
Replies: 28
Views: 8129

Re: Hello

how about doing something really simple ? why not just pop down to an aa meeting ? if your scared of going then try to call the aa hotline number for your area and just say hello, i am sure you will find some help and hopefully someone may take you to your first meeting. if you get anything out of o...
by desypete
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

Desy, mate, you're starting to sound a little unhinged if I'm to be honest here. If you want to have a chat, PM me, I'm in the UK too. I'll give you my number. Regards Tosh thanks for your concern tosh i have been unhinged all of my life lol nothing new there : ) i am used to ruining up against aa ...
by desypete
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:01 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

i do wish there was more low level drunks in aa or tramps who come in and find a way out but sadly they dont do to well in aa not because it will not work for them but because many of the fellowship wouldnt dare try to help them as it would mean really working there 12 step and they only want to tr...
by desypete
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

Well,... The Big Book does contain the program of recovery. So that's why people quote it a lot. And they quote it so that the message doesn't get distorted. What else would you want to talk about? what message do you have ? tell me about what happened to you, show me how your the same as me ? give...
by desypete
Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

What I have noticed is that you attack everyone who doesn't agree with everything you say. Even Duke now, it seems, who I have NEVER seen get involved in anything except in a calm and rational manner. Indeed, I aspire to be more like him given enough time and work. As Duke says, unintentionally iro...
by desypete
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

You're quickly becoming the new master of the unintentionally ironic post Pete. I'd shut it down for a while if I were you pal. That is unless, of course, you really just like stirring things up. you mean i should not of replied to the tom Steve post that post was ok for you to read without making ...
by desypete
Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

Call me a bb thumper. Call me a nazi. Call me what ya want. The 12th steps says," tried to carry THIS message..." THIS message being that which is in the big book. I have gripes,too. I don't care for someone whose pet peeve is long winded speakers at meetings,yet comes onto a forum and types long w...
by desypete
Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 2086

Re: New Member

one of my kids was 14 and he didnt want to tidy up his room and of course i put my foot down to which he stood up to me, he had threatend to go and live with his mum to which i told him fine do so if thats what he wants to do, of course i never ment it, anyway we had a few oher run ins where the sam...
by desypete
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: ITS A QUESTION OF " ANONYMITY "
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: ITS A QUESTION OF " ANONYMITY "

we are anonymous but never invisible is what i was always told the symbol you refer to i have seen around the rooms of aa normaly hanging on the outside of the door to a meeting, its there to help people find the room, it can be needed if you go into a community center or a place that has many diffe...
by desypete
Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapse...again!
Replies: 44
Views: 9559

Re: Relapse...again!

go and see a tramp out and the streets and tell them to read the book and do the steps and see if you can get them sober ? I have a question for you. You keep bringing this tramp issue over and over again. Do you work with lot of them? Do you classify all of them alcoholics? Just because they are t...
by desypete
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

thanks for the reptiles all even the ones i dont agree with its refreshing to see that others are in the same sort of mind set as myself when it comes to the book etc i believe its an important tool, along with the steps as there is no doubt in my mind that i am free and changed in my ways as a dire...
by desypete
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Relapse...again!
Replies: 44
Views: 9559

Re: Relapse...again!

just a quick question here but how many know people who have worked the soultion got a god in there life shared about it over and over again in meetings etc and then come back broken as it didn't work and they drank again. i guess the 90 in 90 is not much good for people who are not 24 / 7 drunks li...
by desypete
Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:14 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: important question
Replies: 63
Views: 13866

Re: important question

thanks for the replies i take the point on board very much about the hijacking of a thread and that was wrong of me and i am sorry for that. i hope it never affected the new comer, i can find it a hard thing to keep my gob shut when typing up things at times as emotions can run high. i have to eithe...