Reviews - What do customers think about Alcoholics Anonymous Unmasked: Deception and Deliverance?
Right Wing NutJob Nov 23, 2007
This book is another example of Christian Social Terorism. The author clearly has no expereience with AA. It appears her only motivation is to convince others to believe in her god....Jesus Christ. I beleive in Jesus just as much as the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus too.If youre new to recovery, do not buy this book. Go to AA, where the people actually care about you, versus converting you to their brand of belief. I also truly beleive that when this author passes, she will be joined by the likes of Dahmer, OJ and of course good ole George.
Only if you are a theist Sep 16, 2007
This book is only worth the read, if you believe that Masonry is the cult of cults, and that AA is expressly "anti-Christian". While I am NO FAN OF AA, I found this book to be a complete waste of the money paid for it, and unless you are a fundamentailist Christian, is not worth the read. The scholarship is pathetic (citations from ENCYCLOPEDIAS!), and does not reveal anything about the origins of AA, or the 12-Steps that has not been previously revealed, and better documented and researched before. I am surprised that AA has not taken legal action against the author, and publisher, as I am sure that even THEY can find an item or two that is libelous to the point of demanding a lawsuit. DO NOT BUY OR READ THIS BOOK!
Unbelievable Jun 20, 2006
I can't believe the number of supposed "adults" on this thread speaking of the doings of "Satan" or their faith in "Jesus Christ". This is all folklore and ancient mythism, people! You can not, as a rational human being, take it literally! If you are doing so you are not taken seriously by those who do not believe in fairy tales.
Get it? So view this book in context. If it does or doesn't provide any sort of RATIONAL message to you, dismiss it. But, don't take this book, derived from a non-existant entity/folklore/superstition, as anything more than that. People need to grow up.
Selling books at the expense of others Feb 20, 2006
It's a shame that it comes down to money. For someone to sell a book with such damage, with such contempt for the human race and for the total disregard of facts is unconsciencable. The power of the group goes back two thousand years ago to Roman times. We get our power from the group and some groups are good such as the boy scouts, a honorary scholastic fraternity or even a church. Some are bad such as gangs (the Crips), Vigilantee's who take law into their own hands and even the taliban that mis-uses human life in the name of the Lord. Miss Burns is an idiot. Plane, simple and the truth. These facts are un-challengeable. How can one person say that her way works when over two million people are sober today because a couple of guys joined the Oxford Group, splintered off and ran with the AA division of it leaves me questioning if she has her sanity or not. But then again, we all must admit that we at one time or another lost our sanity and came to believe that our lives were totally out of control or we never would have gone to the first AA meeting. The one thing that she fails to recognize about AA is that without the acceptance of a higher power and that higher power can not be disquised for anything other than God almighty, Jesus Christ our Savior and directed by the influence of the Holy Spirit, then the entire program of sobriety will not work. AA does not endorse a religion, does not compare an older, more better organized religion (ie; The Catholic Church) as opposed to a newer one (ie; the Mormons) but they do recognize that without a higher Power (whatever that higher power may be to you the individual) thus allowing the possibility of agnostics and even muslims to enter their ranks, that this power, whatever you concieve him to be, is what makes the program work. If you are considering buying this book, please contact me by email as I have a bridge I want to sell you in Brooklyn. If you are that far removed from reality that you could possibly buy this thing (don't feel bad, I bought a copy and it was the first book in my life I ever burned in the fireplace) then anything I or anybody else will say to you will fall on deft (and dumb) ears. Pick up a copy of the Big Book called Alcoholics Anonymous, it will show you the way out of the darkness and into the light.
Justification & Rationalization Sep 1, 2005
I can't believe a book like this has been written or even published for that matter. Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the few programs that work for Alcoholics on a long term basis and people who can't get sober in AA are most likely 'constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves'.
Alcoholics in AA meetings are not 'lewd sinners' as one person wrote, and if that happens to be someones perception then perhaps they should go to different meetings, or maybe they're just afraid of real sobriety.
Do yourself a favor if you are an alcoholic don't cheat yourself of AA go to many different meetings and find one that's right for you. AA is not all one thing or the other, they're not all bible stomping christians, or sinning heathens they are spirtual people who are trying to be honest about their problems and become more mature.