Finally a court affirms what I have been saying for a long time: Alcoholics Anonymous is a religion.
Article from San Francisco Chronicle – Appeals court says requirement to attend AA unconstitutional
In fact, said the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the constitutional dividing line between church and state in such cases is so clear that a parole officer can be sued for damages for ordering a parolee to go through rehabilitation at Alcoholics Anonymous or an affiliated program for drug addicts.
Not only that, I feel very strongly AA and NA do much more harm than good due to their teaching that you are powerless to stop your addiction, and can find salvation only by giving in to a ‘higher power’
“There is only one reason why men become addicted to drugs, they are weak men. Only strong men are cured, and they cure themselves.”
–Martin H. Fischer