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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 TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... reasonable amount of latitude will be helpful.   BB To Employers, p.146  
A reasonable amount of latitude will be helpful.


2.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... reasonable and understandable that the question is ...   12&12 Step Eleven, p.103  
Of course, it is reasonable and understandable that the question is often asked: "Why can't we take a specific and troubling dilemma straight to God, and in prayer secure from Him sure and definite answers to our requests?"


3.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reasonable approach and interpretation.   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
We agnostically inclined would not feel satisfied with a proposal which does not lend itself to reasonable approach and interpretation.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reasonable assumption as a starting point.   BB We Agnostics, p.48  
Simply because it is impossible to explain what we see, feel, direct, and use, without a reasonable assumption as a starting point.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reasonable conception whatever.   BB We Agnostics, p.49  
Actually, we used to have no reasonable conception whatever.


6.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... reasonable (or so it seemed at the ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.155  
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable (or so it seemed at the time) for us to feel that we might have the answer to a lot of other things.


7.
View TO EMPLOYERS chapter   ... reasonable period.   BB To Employers, p.137  
Because of the employee's special ability, or of his own strong personal attachment to him, the employer has sometimes kept such a man at work long beyond a reasonable period.


8.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.574  
IV. At all responsible levels, we ought to maintain a traditional "Right of Participation," allowing a voting representation in reasonable proportion to the responsibility that each must discharge.


9.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... reasonable -- that our resentments are the "right ...   12&12 Step Four, p.45  
Therefore we think our indignation is justified and reasonable -- that our resentments are the "right kind."


10.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... reasonable, why we think it more sane ...   BB We Agnostics, p.53  
Hence we are at pains to tell why we think our present faith is reasonable, why we think it more sane and logical to believe than not to believe, why we say our former thinking was soft and mushy when we threw up our hands in doubt and said, "We don't know."


11.
View STEP FOUR essay   ... reasonable will agree upon one point: that ...   12&12 Step Four, p.48  
But all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.


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