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


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View APPENDIX IV, The Lasker Award   ... mankind."  BB Appendix IV, The Lasker Award, p.571  
"The American Public Health Association presents a Lasker Group Award for 1951 to Alcoholics Anonymous in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach to that age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism ... In emphasizing alcoholism as an illness, the social stigma associated with this condition is being blotted out ... Historians may one day recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind."


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View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... mankind had done any good.  BB Bill's Story, p.11  
I honestly doubted whether, on balance, the religions of mankind had done any good.


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View TRADITION TEN essay   ... mankind some millennium of their own specification.  12&12 Tradition Ten, p.176  
Others fell apart because of sheer self-righteousness while trying to enforce upon the rest of mankind some millennium of their own specification.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... mankind studies the material world, that outward ...  BB We Agnostics, p.48  
It is being constantly revealed, as mankind studies the material world, that outward appearances are not inward reality at all.


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