Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a religion says court

12 Sep

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

AA is a cult – Website dedicated to exposing AA and other 12-step programs for what they are


One Response to “Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a religion says court”

  1. nbtwn September 12, 2007 at 11:37 pm #

    I never really considered that… mostly because I’m not an addict to anything but myself and you can’t blame me for that… but it makes sense that religion would play a role in addiction therapies.
    This being said, if we taught children to think and use reason instead of listen and obey, we would have a better society altogether.

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