I am capable of the most heinous or sublime behavior. Boy, did I learn that the hard way!
That's why I keep on taking the steps, either with a sponsor or by working with others - to decrease the former and increase the latter.
Bill laughed at the idea of one alcoholic judging another. I am really no better than the one that I'm putting down, & to allow myself to feel superior is a dangerous place for me to be.
But, let's face it - some meetings, and the quality of sobriety there, really sucks, in my sober opinion. So, I like and use the idea that applies to going where alcohol is being served, that was posted above. "Go or stay away, whichever seems best. But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground."
I've posted before how some meetings at my AA club have gotten so out there that longtimers are throwing things and making disparaging comments about people's mamas.
I stayed away from the meetings for a while and had to pray about it and think it through.
When I returned I didn't criticize anyone, just shared the principles that I live by & that work in my life & proceeded to demonstrate them when I got lambasted! In time there was a definite change in the meeting! I think we know deep down when we're off the beam, and a gentle reminder that the beam is only a step away is usually helpful.
Stand your ground! I can't change anyone. But I can be a living example that alcoholic thinking and behavior can change and become a happy, loving, peaceful, fun-filled (add a million more adjectives...) thing.
When I reach for the sunlight, I'm among the stars!