We Agnostics (Continue)
C: (p. 44, par. 2) 'To one who feels he is an atheist or agnostic such
an experience seems impossible, but to continue as he is means disaster, especially if he is an alcoholic of the hopeless variety. To be doomed to an alcoholic death'
J: Step One.
C: (p. 44, par. 2) 'or to live on a spiritual basis...'
J: Step Two. C (p. 44, par. 2-3) 'are not always easy alternatives to face. 'But it isn't so difficult. About half our original fellowship were of exactly that type. At first some of us tried to avoid the issue, hoping against hope we were not true alcoholics. But after a while we had to face the fact that we must find a spiritual basis of lifer--or else. Perhaps it is going to be that way with you. But cheer up. something like half of us thought we were atheists or agnostics. Our experience shows that you need not be disconcerted.'
And again we see words that I think if we don't understand them the way they meant them in the book, that the information that we receive is going to be garbled. To my amazement I found out that I didn't really understand what an atheist is. I really didn't understand what an agnostic is.