The twelve steps are: tools, principles, values, spiritual in nature, that seem to have embedded within them the ability to free people from a life of suffering. They can bring enlightenment (also defined as the end of suffering).
They work for people from all walks of life, all cultures, races, creeds, from all religions. They have transformed the lives of millions of people through out the world, and been translated into over 40 languages. The only bar against they’re powerful teaching I have seen is a closed mind or inability to be honest (ego problems).
“Please finish this paragraph”, don’t let any “word” stop you from finishing this paragraph. Agreed? Ok, They have a saying up in Vermont, there are actually signs along the highway, “Brake for moose, it could save your life”. I say do not let the word “God” deter you from working the steps, they may save your life. There it is, its out of the bag.
The 12 steps do repeatedly use the word God. I will explain these steps and the use of the concept of God. God is a powerful word, So powerful many just stopped reading. BAM minds closed shut. Believe this though, God is powerful even if, just as a concept. If you were drowning, and lets face it, if your reading this shit to round out your otherwise wonderful life, your sinking like there is a 50 pound weight tide to ya, and if somebody throws you a life vest. I say grab hold of it, even if the word God is on it.
I ask the agnostic and the atheist to please come along with me, trust me just a little. I will not spring a trap on you. If you would like to discuss this with someone, I am available, drop my a line.