History ! My favorite
I watched the film "Bill W" not to long ago, and was amazed at the differences. Not only the era, but the way people thought.
Now I understand that this was just a movie, but it has prompted me to began searching within the AA history. I would love to go to Akron, OH, Cleveland, and then on to New York. Just to visit the different locations where AA began and to get a feel for the rapid grow of AA, and see the archives.
I am not sure if you are familiar with the "Back to the Basics, Newcomers Meeting" format? But you learn alot of the history in that, as that is what the whole movement is about. You always hear people wanted to change AA in order to catch up with the times!, that would not only be the demise of AA, but think of all the people who would die!
If their is any changing to be done, it is to, go back to the way AA carried the message in the 40's and 50's. When the success rate was 50% 75%. AA has already be altered, however it has been a slow progressive change over the last 60 years.
Anyhow, participating in the back to the basic, ( B2B ) has literally thrown me into the 30's, with the Oxford group and Ebby T, and then through the 40's and 50's to see how the changes occured, even well meaning and slow, that we don't carry the message the way our founding fathers intended us to. I am totally amazed.
Thank you for an awesome idea for a forum.