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


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View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... universe.  BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


2.
View INTO ACTION chapter   ... Universe.  BB Into Action, p.75  
We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.


3.
View STEP ELEVEN essay   ... universe had a "first cause" of some ...  12&12 Step Eleven, p.97  
No doubt the universe had a "first cause" of some sort, the God of the Atom, maybe, hot and cold by turns.


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View STEP TWO essay   ... universe knows!  12&12 Step Two, p.25  
How he does cherish the thought that man, risen so majestically from a single cell in the primordial ooze, is the spearhead of evolution and therefore the only god that his universe knows!


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... universe needs no God to explain it.  BB We Agnostics, p.49  
We read wordy books and indulge in windy arguments, thinking we believe this universe needs no God to explain it.


6.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly ...  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
Few people really are, for that means blind faith in the strange proposition that this universe originated in a cipher and aimlessly rushes nowhere.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Universe underlying the totality of things, we ...  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.


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View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... Universe, we had to stop doubting the ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God.


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View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation.  BB Bill's Story, p.10  
I simply had to believe in a Spirit of the Universe, who knew neither time nor limitation.


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