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Grapevine : April 2011
Dear Grapevine AA phone numbers, and said my ird Step Prayer and my Serenity Prayer that morning. It was a fantastic evening and I never even thought of a drink! At any rate, it would be nice to have the opportu- nity to pick more than one option, or have "all of the above" as a selection. Jim S. Sandusky, Ohio Let's put it in neutral Could Catholic-bash- ing in AA drive away a vulnerable newcomer? Such as when someone feelsfreetogoonata meeting about the terri- ble experiences he or she had growing up Catholic, then adds that thank goodness he or she has now found real spiritual- ity? Our Tenth Tradition states: "AA has no opin- ion on outside issues...." Yet, isn't talking about a specific religion bringing in an outside issue? It is against our Traditions to promote religion in AA. Doesn't attacking a religion in AA also violate our Traditions? I think we should try to keep our resentments against religion out of our meetings and in our Fourth Steps. Let's try to keep the tone of our meetings neutral concerning religion, a subject both personal and First-time sober outing INOTICED that on the December 2010 web poll, "First time sober," I did more than one thing on that first func- tion I attended sober where drinking would be involved. e occasion was a concert to see " e Who." I took a co-sponsor along, had a long list of I never even thought of a drink. Vol. 67, No. 10. GRAPEVINE (ISSN# 1947-9972) is published monthly by AA Grapevine, Inc., 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115. Subscriptions: $26.97 for one year (CAN $31 US), $51 for two years (CAN $59 US); outside US and Canada, $39 US for one year, $75 US for two years. Copyright @ 2011 by AA Grapevine, Inc. All rights reserved. "Alcoholics Anonymous" and "A.A." are registered Trademarks of A.A. World Services, Inc.; "Box 1980," "AA Grapevine," "GV," and "The Grapevine" are registered trademarks of AA Grapevine, Inc. Periodical postage paid at New York, New York and at additional entry offices. For subscription information, call: (800) 631-6025, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Postmaster: Send address changes to GRAPEVINE, Box 16867, North Hollywood, CA 91615-6867. 4 April 2011