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October 1964

Am I a Bleeding Deacon?

An older member notes some things that put a strain on his resolve not to be one

I'VE been a member of AA for many years and I guess I'm bleeding. What makes me bleed? Well, to be blunt and honest about it, I'm getting more and more critical of what I see happening in some groups these past few years. It fills me with apprehension that many are overlooking the basic principles our fellowship was founded on. This state of mind is not conducive to practicing tolerance as I should.

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