CHRISTIANITY’S TENSION WITH AA – A REAL ISSUE


Fr. Orthohippo

Churchmen and organized religions have generally been of three minds when it comes to Alcoholics Anonymous. Some groups condemn it since it does not specify a religious conversion in line with their particular creed. Others may see it as competition.

Those Churchmen who avoid tension see AA as a tool for recovery.  They may even covet the dedication and loyalty AA can generate in its adherents.

Professional approaches to sobriety often are promoting a certain method based in a theoretical guess as to stopping or curing this addiction. I just read about one new approach to problem drinking which encourages resuming drinking as part of the treatment. Much of that tension is detailed below.

Fr. Ernesto has discovered one of the few insightful articles on Churches and Alcoholic Anonymous (following article). I recommend his blog to gain more understanding about addiction. With nearly 50 years experience with this fine group…

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The blog of a retired Anglican priest (MSJ), his musings, journey, humor, wonderment, and comments on today's scene.
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