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Title: Veteran AAs still suffering under the lash of their obsessive consumption of nicotine, sugar, caffeine or sexual addictions claim recovery from spiritual disease. They may be improving, gaining in spiritual knowledge and ‘sober time; but recovered from spiritual disease? Certainly not.
Author: Fraser Trevor
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Have you ever wondered why even well researched books like My Name Is Bill do little more than drop hints throughout about Wilson’s ro...

Have you ever wondered why even well researched books like My Name Is Bill do little more than drop hints throughout about Wilson’s romantic predilections, bouts of depression, and other alleged handicaps of morality?

 Is it possible that it is because hardly any of it is true?


If you can be persuaded to believe that that co-founder # 1 of “Alcoholics Anonymous”, Bill Wilson, may have stayed abstinent and sober but was also spiritually unfit and haunted by his demons for most of his AA career – then you could also be made to doubt his spiritual condition. When that happens you would automatically question whether God really is the answer to all problems.
What a great way to more easily justify ones' own lack of spiritual growth.
How cunning; how diabolically clever. Yet, a trick for which so many in the AA fellowship fall.
Making excuses for immoral behavior and long-term bedevilments -  linking obvious symptoms  of spiritual disease with "successful" sobriety through gossip mongering hearsay designed to malign of a man who is not alive to defend himself, is delightfully amusing to some. It is disgusting to others.
Many veteran AAs still suffering under the lash of their obsessive consumption of nicotine, sugar, caffeine or sexual addictions claim recovery from spiritual disease. They may be improving, gaining in spiritual knowledge and ‘sober time; but recovered from spiritual disease? Certainly not.

Anyone who has gotten past the alcohol problem and had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps would certainly make a decent 12-step sponsor. Even among those of us making headway toward perfection, we are all at different stages of progress. The journey is after-all along spiritual path, not through a doorway.
Heck, it’s only a month long association when the directions published in the magnificent How To book, Alcoholics Anonymous” are followed. 
Once experiencing recovery from the seemingly hopeless state of mind and body called alcoholism you would not want to be taking ongoing spiritual guidance from someone for example, with a big fat stogie dangling from their lips or who can’t go a few days without a Dunkin Donut or Hagen Das binge.

Smokers, habitual food or sex abusers like 13th steppers, porn addicts, cheaters and the like - are still not capable of living without lies. Somehow, lies and God consciousness really do not seem to be very consistent with each other. Some of the most vociferous Big Book, pro-spirituality and God folks suffer secretly from inner impulses they do not understand and have been long unable to find a solution.
It is an inconvenient truth that so many still crazy, unrecovered alkies never take another drink - some characterize this as 'dry drunk'. The fellowship is full of such batshitcrazy, non-drinking, spiritually-diseased-and-getting-worse folks, who think it is just fine to be spiritually stalled, as long as they don’t take a drink. But it isn’t fine of course, because lack of spiritual progress always results in regression. 
Obsessions with alcohol substitutes; chemical dependencies on antidepressants, mood stabilizers or  food and sex abuses, all effective stand-ins for alcohol and God, begin to dominate and spill 'sick' all over a dry alkies life.

It is especially hard on anyone having to live or work in any close proximity to such a person, despite his or her enduring ‘dryness’. Families, especially children, are harmed if this is a parent.  
To hear some folks dehumanize Bill Wilson, characterizing unsupported flaws as ‘normal’ and humanly humbling is amazing, even when it is pure horsecrap. It is amazing horsecrap. 
 There is nothing human or humble about being a depressed, sex crazed egomaniac. Almost all of us start out under as such, and so did Bill, but he did not die as such - nor did he spend much of his life under the tyranny of spiritual disease. Despite what many would have us believe, Bill Wilson got well. This is a disappointment for those of us who desperately need to justify the visible symbols of our own stubborn spiritual decay, yet it is true.
"We, who have recovered from serious drinking, are miracles of mental health. But we have seen remarkable transformations in our bodies. Hardly one of our crowd now shows any mark of dissipation." (133:1)
In 1938, to become dissipated meant you had engaged in 'immoral living', being wicked and unprincipled, even vicious. It meant that you lived a life that was generally contrary to human conscience. 
While drinking we don't seem to eat right, sex right or treat others as we would have them treat us. Even after we stop, unless spiritually awakened, many of the basest instincts of humanity still seem to plague our thoughts and behaviors. 
Once spiritually awakened and recovered however, what a change. Not sainthood. But certainly not the maniacal dry-drunk boob depicted in some of the self-serving AA circuit speaker talks floating around these days.
Bill W’s life after the publication of the Big Book, the Twelve and Twelve and subsequent writing for the AA Fellowship come from a man who lives nowhere near the life of this kind of hypocrisy. Bill's works, life and legacy chronicle his spiritual growth - not by the fantasies of AA historical revisionists who think they have learned something special because some podium speaker has surmised, revised and opined on some scant word-of-mouth.
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