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An AA discusses what a "spiritual" solution means to him
I got sober in 1988, in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a frightening and disconcerting time for me. Back then and in that place, it seemed to me that fundamentalist Christians dominated meetings. And I was told, regularly, that if I didn't come to believe in God that my sobriety would be short-lived.
I heard that over and over again. "Believe, or drink again."
I knew that couldn't be the case; but I lacked the wisdom to articulate to myself just exactly why that couldn't be the case.
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