I know everyone keeps saying AA is spiritual, not religious. But like 7 of the 12 steps involve "god". I know it says,"as you understand him", but then why do they keep saying "god", and capitalize the words" him, Supreme Power, and God."? Why does the book ask for praying and helping commit "god's will"?What if I think my higher power is a bunch of swirling molecules that have no name?I read the agnostic chapter and it appears to just say that unless you convert to some sort of god, that you are "handicapped by obstinancy and unreasoning prejudice,touchy,bristling with antagonism"? Not exactly very welcoming or understanding of the atheist. I don't believe my swirling bunch of molecules is capable of removing my defects of character. The book even states "main purpose to to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to god." What kind of service am I doing for molecules? I'm up to chapter 9, but getting very put off by "god" and praying references. If it doesn't have to be god, per se, then why not call it something else that isn't worshipped. Also notice I refuse to capitalize the word god,etc.
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