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


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View TRADITION TEN essay   ... surface.   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.177  
Before we leveled off a bit, A.A. looked more like one prodigious squabble than anything else, at least on the surface.


2.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... surface and we laboriously set out to ...   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.


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... surface of the problem would hardly be ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.19  
If we keep on the way we are going there is little doubt that much good will result, but the surface of the problem would hardly be scratched.


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View STEP FOUR essay   ... surface record hasn't looked too bad, we ...   12&12 Step Four, p.53  
Because our surface record hasn't looked too bad, we have frequently been abashed to find that this is so simply because we have buried these selfsame defects deep down in us under thick layers of self-justification.


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