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Discussion in 'Friends of Bill W.' started by AMP, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. AMP

    AMP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Neptune
    I cannot believe there is a sub forum for this.
    Hi all, Im more a friend of Jimmy than Bill, but its still the same thing. Just introducing myself and glad to see theres this forum here.
    Im Alex
     
  2. tybin

    tybin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 17, 2010
    WA
  3. No Brag

    No Brag Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2010
    Nebraska
    Glad you are here Alex,:laugh:
    I've been hanging around here for a little over a year now and am always glad to see someone new on here.:2cool: I've been sober for just over 7 years now and smoke free for a little over 1 year with the help of my ecig.:vapor:
     
  4. AMP

    AMP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Neptune
    Im coming up on my 18 month key-tag and recently got my 30 day on smoke free.
    ECF just keeps getting better and better.
    Ill do my part in bringing some activity to this forum
     
  5. tybin

    tybin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 17, 2010
    WA
    ya, it's a little slow:rolleyes: congrats!!!
     
  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Welcome and congrats. Who is Jimmy?

    Nevermind, I just read this:http://www.orange-papers.org/orange-rroot810.html

    What a hateful atheistic shredding. Are there separate Jimmy AA groups now?

    I've found that altho AA is too focused on what seems to be big time religion, but that same focus led me to my own spiritual journey, a necessary journey away from self will, for which I'll be eternally grateful.

    I still go to those religious meetings because I'm grateful for what I've received, and I've learned to "Live and Let Live".
     
  7. AMP

    AMP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Neptune
    Jimmy is the one who founded NA (Narcotics Anonymous) in California shortly after AA was founded. It didn't take off like AA until the late 70's / 80's when crack was introduced.
     
  8. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    Ok, I understand. I attended NA when it first came out and I guess never really read the book well, we always just ran the meetings similar to AA and Al-Anon.

    Are there NA meetings where you are that remove all references to God, and just keep the Higher Power concept? It's funny, as a follower of Jesus, and not a member of any religious sect, we have separate christian meetings in our area because how we pray and discuss things together is very different than the common AA/AL-ANON/NA meetings.

    All in all, I think that the whole idea of living theocratically ( however you do it ) , rather than egotistically- is almost essential to a good life. I believe this is the reason people in the programs are appreciative to be there.
     
  9. AMP

    AMP Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Neptune
    We are just open minded to whatever God you believe in. For many members their God is related to christianity, but we just dont want new-comers to be turned away because they may think NA is religious, which it is not. All in all, GOD stands for Good Orderly Direction.
    Personally, Im not religious, but I still pray to my Higher Power, and my HP is dynamic, its whatever will keep me clean that day. A lot of the time the group as a whole is my Higher power.
     
  10. B-Rad_The_Mad_Vapr

    B-Rad_The_Mad_Vapr Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2010
    In a pile of sawdust
    You'll see that a lot... people using the group or tables as their higher power. If that's what it takes to make it work and work it sober so be it :)
    my :2c:

    and congrats on the 18months and 30 days :thumbs:
     
  11. wigglr

    wigglr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 23, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Sorry for being so slow, but congrats!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. tybin

    tybin ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 17, 2010
    WA
    my HP is called Spark:)
     
  13. davido

    davido Senior Member Verified Member

    Jul 6, 2011
    pensacola, florida
    hey alex,

    friend of jimmy k

    davido
     
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