And it IS the same as being your own higher power... you say "originated" as if It started there and then went somewhere - like up. That is not the case. Everyday, it is from within. I absolutely appreciate Ian's explanation as it directly connects the "experiential nature" that Christian's say is their biggest proof of god's existence. And my experience of spirituality as an atheist comes from within - aided by the love & tolerance of a Group of Drunks.Mike O:
However, I believe the Big Book is quite clear on the concept of the "Power greater than ourselves"
Neither do I imply that the higher power of anyone who has found something which originated within themselves is fake, for the reasons of faith which I've explained in my last post. However, this is not the same as being "your own higher power"
And coming from an opinion I hear from the many AA's who use the Judeo Christian belief... wouldn't my absolute denial of the existence of god bar me from his light? Surely he makes no exceptions just because I am a drunk (though I have heard that argument that AA IS the chosen 7777 or some number...).
Ann? At this point you are moderating your moderators... like a DCM at a Biz meeting lol... let us know when to cut it off!