From the November 1946 magazine.

Easy Does This, Too

More than two years' observation of Alcoholics Anonymous at work has convinced me that the weary seeker after sobriety, knocking desperately and finally at the A.A. portals, is skittish of what a great many call the "religious" phase of the program.

It may be that he has been plied too well with the pleas of his family or other well-wishers, nagging with religious or moral suasion. He may have been inveigled into signing the pledge or listening to the unintelligible, though well-meant, exhortation of a clergyman. Too, he may have had a brush with the Salvation Army or some hymn-singing rescue mission whose offer in the main was the old traditional cant.

-- R.P.C.

Indianapolis, Indiana

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