[orthodox-synod] Re: Sv: Sv: Sv: Concerning ... Rights and Duties ...
- View SourceAA does not work! AA suggests a fake god of your own imagination.9 out of 10 who attend their first meeting never return.out those who stay, only a very very little percentage gain recovery.Alcoholism is a demon . neither new - nor incurable.It is in the Scriptures how to drive out these demons.Nikolaj----- Original Message -----From: John HoyleSent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 7:16 PMSubject: [orthodox-synod] Re: Sv: Sv: Concerning ... Rights and Duties ...Furthermore dear Joseph - on what do you base this "opinion" ??What is worst? Spiritual death or physical death?Indeed alcoholism is a kind of "communism of the body"You underestimate the insidious power of alcohol. As one who has spent years in the field of drug and alcohol recovery, I'm convinced that addiction is, more than anything else, a SPIRITUAL disease. First it robs the victim of his/her spiritual life (a false god takes the place of the living God), then their emotional development, and finally their physical health. To assist the patient with recovery, a reverse order of treatment must be used. First, restore the physical life with detoxification, vitamin injections, etc., then restore the emotional life with group therapy, and lastly restore the spiritual life with a simple spiritual program (AA works best for most patients just rediscovering a spirituality...I call it Spirituality 101). At any rate, a drugged society is by definition a god-less society. It's no wonder that so many people were unable to distinguish the threat of communism when they "lacked eyes to see."
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