Please don't take wrong way
By Malibu
11/3/2012 2:51:19 PM
Step 1 talks about being powerless without gods help. Wouldn't mean that true atheist addicts should not be able ever change? I'm not asking that question because of lack of faith, but because I'm wondering if really we do have the power, but that The Lord is willing to help us if we ask. Sometimes I feel like I turn to god for help and stop trying more than I should myself. ??? I don't know... But I am on day 11 and I know The Lord is helping. My appointment with Bishop is Wednesday . Actually looking forward. Not leaning forward however.


Atheists recover too    
"The principles of faith have power, whether that's faith in God or something else. The twelve step program mentions a higher power, for atheists, this can be nature or something."
posted at 12:19:43 on November 4, 2012 by ette
Higher power = the SA fellowship or the sponsor    
"I read in the white book that some use the SA fellowship or their sponsor as their higher power. And, sometimes, I've used my sponsor or the bishop as sort of a higher power when I verbally surrender stuff. So, I see how it'd work for some to use something else as a higher power."
posted at 11:51:28 on November 5, 2012 by g1rlie

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"I will speak briefly of the principle of repentance. How grateful I am for the understanding we have of this great principle. It is not a harsh principle, as I thought when I was a boy. It is kind and merciful. The Hebrew root of the word means, simply, "to turn," or to return, to God. Jehovah pled with the children of Israel: "Return . . . and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful . . . and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God." When we acknowledge our sins, confess them and forsake them, and turn to God, He will forgive us."

— Richard G. Hinckley

General Conference April 2006