One that I think I would have a difficulty with is if I had an over-eating disorder (as if I didn't
How can you be totally abstinent from food and it not kill you? And, could you really say that "it's the first bite that gets you over-weight"? Maybe, that's why I hear "Over-eaters."
Imagine though for a moment that food is for them like alcohol was for us. We know our obsession kicks in w/ the first drink so we have to do all we can do to not take that first drink. Well, what if, we, like those with an eating disorder "had to" take their first bite? We wouldn't make it. So, I have a lot of empathy for them.
I guess while we're on this topic ... and the idea has been suggested that "an addict is an addict regardless" ... what about p o r n addicts, sex addicts, and those addicts that prey on children? Their substance of choice is another human being -- regardless of age. How comfortable would you be... if you were the alcoholic, or the addict, or the child sex-abuser addict? Would that help you?
Something else that's interesting from my observations is: most often, those that thinks all kinds of addicts is the same -- so recovery should be the same with no separation -- are also some of the loudest at proclaiming the need for setting "personal boundaries" in their relationships
Perhaps -- what if there is a better way? let's suppose that ... recovery is the same, would there be a problem with having "different Fellowships"?
If we change one word in the first step -- and then one mission in the 12th Step -- how would our results be any different than having nothing but churches? Oh, well... I guess we would have a church for spirituality, but no religion in it? Hmmm. Would that work for the church goers? And, also, what about those who react to spirituality as if it were religion? How could we help them?
One thing that helps me when I'm confused about stuff and I can't understand the "whys" and I don't want to "accept it like it is" -- is just to figure that, they probably have a really good reason for it -- that I don't understand .... YET. So, when it becomes really important to me, or it becomes life-threatening -- I'll spend some time in research, to come up with my own truth of opinion on it -- that will be based upon facts and evidence rather than speculation.