September 2013: There Are No Musts
A member feels uneasy about those who tell him he's not doing AA the right way
Recently, I’ve noticed a different tone, content and message from some members of the Fellowship than I recall hearing in my early sobriety. There seems to be a growing undercurrent of intolerance toward members who are working the AA program “the wrong way.” There seems to be a call for such people to return to the “original program” that these folks profess is outlined in the first 164 pages of the Big Book. There are also differences of opinion with regard to whether one should refer to oneself as “recovered” or “in recovery” and controversy around the “singleness of...
-- Jim F.