I received this post from a reader who quit Alcoholics Anonymous because he got so tired of all the Church-bashing at the meetings. But I’ll let him tell you for himself . . .
HU writes: I had been going to AA for about a year and half but I no longer go because I simply got tired of the group bad mouthing the church. In my experience with the group, if anyone had mentioned Jesus Christ or got a little preachy they would quickly be shot down.
Also, I was never comfortable with the idea of giving my life over to a higher power – whatever that power may be.
What I have learned by the guidance of the Holy Spirit is that there are demonic forces behind all sorts of addictions including alcohol. I have received true freedom by receiving the sacrament of the sick and going to confession when cravings arise. I really feel that the self help group AA is part of the New Age Movement, it has all characteristics of the New Age Movement.
From what I understand, local AA meetings are all operated by their own leaders and many are conducted in ways that are very profitable to participants. However, there are definitely problems with AA groups out there so beware.
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