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Old 22nd October 2011
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Old John Barleycorn did more for me than Billy Graham could do. He finally brought me to my knees and made me look up and cry out for divine help. He opened my mind and introduced me to AA for a second time. Those folks got a lot smarter after I got knocked to my knees this time. Now I have had the privilege to be one of those folks for more years than I spent drinking.

By the way, regarding the "cult" comments, they may be accurate. Being a student and teacher of religion, AA does qualify as a cult. It has non-traditional founders - two alcoholics. It has a non-biblical book of doctrine - The Big Book. It has initiation and membership rites - "a desire to stop drinking" and picking up a white chip. But, unlike some harmful cults who drink poison Kool Aid to kill themselves when they get in trouble, AA requires you stop drinking the poison Kool Aid if you don't want to kill yourself and want to stay out of trouble.

AA is just the cult I need to keep from killing myself with poison Kanadian Kool Aid and stay out of trouble...one day at a time. It is better for me to be part of a cult of the sober than dying a lonely drunk!
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Well said! I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the "cult".
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Me TOO 21 years and 15 days never thought I would make this long . Nikki
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Awesome Nikki! I just passed the one year mark.

"Alcohol is not my problem. Alcohol is my solution.
...And that is the problem."
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Old John Barleycorn did more for me than Billy Graham could do. He finally brought me to my knees and made me look up and cry out for divine help. He opened my mind and introduced me to AA for a second time. Those folks got a lot smarter after I got knocked to my knees this time. Now I have had the privilege to be one of those folks for more years than I spent drinking.
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March 19th will be 22 fer me...

Billy Graham saved my soul, Dr.Bob saved my life...
I accepted Christ through a Billy Graham service 1967 ~ into AA 1990, I can relate!!!
Thank You Dr.Bob & Bill W, I have regained use of my 65XLCH and lived my lifelong dream, attending Sturgis Rally...
Giving back... I`m working Flint River roundup this weekend... See ya there,
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Bills been a big part of my life for 6 years
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Old John Barleycorn did more for me than Billy Graham could do...
As many folk as the Reverend Graham has touched, I suspect a lot more got straightened out via an overdose of debauchery.

Glad to hear I ain't the only one...



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I know Bill....great guy and changed my life!
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