From the February 1959 magazine.

Pro and Con

Judge Not . . .

Brief comments and excerpts from letters containing opinions pro and/or con specific items (including the Grapevine itself) will appear in this corner from time to time.

I DISAGREE strongly with Naomi W., Galesburg, Illinois, in her interpretation of responsibility in your August issue. AA is not an exclusive but an inclusive association of people who wish to get sober and to stay sober. The primary idea is sobriety. Few of us obtain this without using the spiritual aspects of the AA program, but some do. Few maintain sobriety without the feeling of responsibility for all mankind, but some do.

-- J. N. L.

Columbia, South Carolina

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