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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... intelligence?   BB Bill's Story, p.10  
How could there be so much of precise and immutable law, and no intelligence?


2.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... intelligence.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.172  
Both father and mother were considerably above the average in intelligence.


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying ...   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
As soon as we admitted the possible existence of a Creative Intelligence, a Spirit of the Universe underlying the totality of things, we began to be possessed of a new sense of power and direction, provided we took other simple steps.


4.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... intelligence and labor, men will have shaped ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.71  
Solely by their own intelligence and labor, men will have shaped their own destiny.


5.
View STEP THREE essay   ... intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control ...   12&12 Step Three, p.37  
We are certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world we live in.


6.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... intelligence, for just that long was a ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.72  
For just so long as we were convinced that we could live exclusively by our own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible.


7.
View STEP SEVEN essay   ... intelligence, men of science have been forcing ...   12&12 Step Seven, p.70  
With great intelligence, men of science have been forcing nature to disclose her secrets.


8.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
When, however, the perfectly logical assumption is suggested that underneath the material world and life as we see it, there is an All Powerful, Guiding, Creative Intelligence, right there our perverse streak comes to the surface and we laboriously set out to convince ourselves it isn't so.


9.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Intelligence, Universal Mind or Spirit of Nature ...   BB Bill's Story, p.12  
I could go for such conceptions as Creative Intelligence, Universal Mind or Spirit of Nature but I resisted the thought of a Czar of the Heavens, however loving His sway might be.


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... intelligence was the last word, the alpha ...   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Instead of regarding ourselves as intelligent agents, spearheads of God's ever advancing Creation, we agnostics and atheists chose to believe that our human intelligence was the last word, the alpha and the omega, the beginning and end of all.


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