Wednesday, January 31, 2018

"We Live In a Fallen World, It Can't Be Done Alone..."




Comment:

     If you don't mind some feedback... the self care you describe involves you alone. But I'm not sure that's enough to fill up the tank, so to speak. Not sure if you are Christian, but if you are I suggest you get involved in a bible study group or other church group. We live in a fallen world, the church is the body of Christ where we can renew ourselves and each other. It really can't be done well alone. Growing in Christ is at times a perilous journey. Picture a Thomsons Gazelle wandering the Serengeti alone. Can you also picture predator eyes tracking every movement of that gazelle. Those of us on the spiritual journey, very much need each other. 

Why Is AA Taking God Out of the Program?


Comment:

     I learned about the higher power many years ago in AA when it still had an emphasis on that. Now, at some meetings, I find books and literature have been re-written to remove "monotheistic" references to God because it offends people. I wonder if this is why there is such a high rate of addictions now. If you take God out of the program, and substitute it with your own trendy politics you offer nothing to the sick, suffering, and dyeing. I'm sorry to see this state of affairs. I'm grieved by it.

  

Response:

     Welcome to the progressive utopia of "everything is offensive" and "everyone is a victim," except those who disagree, of course. They can go to hell. It's okay to offend and victimize them. Welcome to the childish, deranged, idiotic world where words have now become acts of violence and college snowflakes are actually taught that "micro-aggressions" exist and they should not say anything to anybody lest someone might be offended. Welcome to the world where it is only okay to think ONE WAY, their way, and if you don't, you are a fascist bigot. Welcome to the world where an NYU professor critical of political correctness was just removed and charged as mentally ill and satanic by the dean and a campus "inclusion" group that promotes tolerance for not thinking the right way, for the "structure" of his thinking. Oh the irony. Tolerance? Progressives are perhaps the most intolerant people in the entire world. Beware the denial of moral absolutes and God in place of moral relativity and other degenerate ideologies.

"Does Pot Have a Similar Effect on Emotions as Alcohol?"

Comment:

     Yes, I have found as a spouse of an addict that self-care is absolutely crucial to survival. You are so right that is is not selfish, but actually necessary to be able to have something to give to others.

      Out of curiosity, do you think that pot has a similar effect on the emotions as alcohol, or are the two different?

Response:

     Yes, Charlotte, 1000%. They are somewhat different chemically but act on the same dopaminergic "reward" system of the brain. I get this alot, that smoking pot is all good dude. I get it even from parents and spouses, who want to convince themselves that their child or spouse is okay because they're just smoking pot now and it's not addictive. They say even doctors have told them it's totally  fine to puff down yo. Such wisdom and duty to the Hippocratic oath.

Who Teaches Addicts if Sane People Don't?

     If you have a kid who is stuck and behaving like a child or a spoiled brat, what do you do? You teach them, show them, and push them...