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Group conduct (by Jim P.)
If I understood the writer, the dress code was applied to the person speaking--i.e., "giving a lead," as it's known at various locations. I don't see...
Ask Bill W. or Dr. Bob (by Anonymous)
I am very grateful to see someone who has the same thoughts and feelings about what should be worn at a meeting. I do not think that Bill and Bob...
Individual or group? (by Stephen H.)
Our Third Tradition states, "The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking." So why are there other guidelines to follow?
The drunk off the street (by Anonymous)
I was astonished to read the article by a woman who was not allowed to speak at an AA meeting because she was "improperly dressed." I was once...
Watch for cult-like actions (by Tim C.)
My first impulse was to agree with M.P. However, my argument would have been based on Tradition 10: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside...
Tradition Ten violation (by Anonymous)
I have come to believe that it is important to me to submit to the customs of a group. If I don't want to submit, then I search for another group to...
Healing is an inside job (by Anonymous)
The program of AA is an inside job: spiritual. I would like to know how a group could come up with the decision to have a dress code. We are affected...
Overhaul? (by MARY D.)
I couldn't agree more with Joe C.'s article, "Overhaul," in the December Grapevine. As a woman and non-Christian, I find I must mentally change the...
Overhaul? (by TED G.)
I believe the basic text should remain as is. The words that concern spiritual principles are timeless and cannot go out of date. Those that relate...
Overhaul? (by MARK W.)
In suggesting that atheism or agnosticism are satisfactory in the longer-term, provided one keeps an open mind, the author misses a key purpose of...