YES! THERE IS AN OBJECTION!
Please read the very first post of this topic, especially the letters that are bolded
Then, scroll down to about post #8, if message #1 is not clear.
BIG BOOK ONLY!.
No 12&12, no Bible, no "OTHER" AA conference approved literature, or any other kind of literature... Just the BB. If you do not have one, one will be provided free of charge for the purpose of this discussion.
Now... Will there be exceptions to this? Probably... later on.
Especially if it is something historical in nature... that pertains to the subject and the topic. Example: There may be something in 'AA Comes of Age' or 'Pass it On!" ... that is relevant.
The idea is not to be "ultra rigid" we simply want some structure and discipline to keep it on track with the topic.
If you have something that might be a good exception... please send a PM and ask!
(You might have a great and valid point! I don't want to miss it if it applies! )
The Topic is: Self-Centeredness as the source of resentments.
We are doing one idea at a time
here to stay focused and on track with the discussion. (Seems like I recently already wrote that!)
If you want to add willingness, obedience, honesty, open-mindedness or other topics, or if you want to include 12 & 12 & other AA literature... Please start a new Topic that is not connected to this topic
.... There you can do whatever you desire to do.
For those with future questions... Before you ask the question... Please start at the top of this thread and read each post -- I'm sure it will most likely answer your questions. THEN, if you still have a question -- please ask it. And, thank you for asking first -- it is VERY MUCH appreciated!
: If you are using a dictionary that was published in the years 1935 to 1938, that will be alright as long as it's directly related to the topic at hand.
One more tiny exception:
I hate to do this it will probably open up a can of worms... Before Bill Wilson wrote the BB, he was influenced by reading "William James, Varieties of Religious Experience" That's the book that his sponsor Ebby brought to him at Townes Hospital, were he got sober... that's where Bill states that he got many of his ideas ... So, Varieties of Religious Experience by William James, could prove to be a logical exception to our guideline because it will define Bill Wilson's understanding of concepts like "Self" and "Ego" that Bill was referring to when he wrote about those ideas in our book.
One of the main points here is that we want to be in that era of 1934-1939 and understand the minds of those that were the Pioneers of A.A.
Now, I'll rush up to the top thread and add those two tiny exceptions! Glad you brought it up! Thanks again.
BTW: Any changes to the guidelines for this discussion will be added to the first message posted in this topic -- for clarifiaction. So, watch for the "last edited" times and dates of that first message.
there will probably be consideration for additional exceptions as we get further along in the discussion -- if it is relevant to the topic.
(See. I wrote that at least twice so that it will be easy to find).