Re: alternatives to OA
Ted Burton (ted.burton@MCCALL.ID.US)
Thu, 5 Feb 1998 17:43:14 -0700
In a message it was written:
<< As I read your mail, my interest was piqued by your reference to
alternatives to OA. I was wondering where you are coming from on this. I
have always felt somewhat uncomfortable about some aspects of OA (all the
great spirit stuff), but I have never considered that there might be an
alternative, or even a need for one; i.e., just take OA or leave it. I would
be quite interested to hear your thoughts.
I am not familiar with there being that much, if any, "great spirit stuff"
in the OA -- that is assuredly not a message.
On the other hand, if we can get used to the thought that God, Jehovah,
Yahweh, and Allah are all names for one concept, might I suggest that the
phrase Great Spirit is merely one more?
The idea of Reverance is not married to one language's version of the
correct name for the concept of a Supreme Being -- I would hope we can have
left such thinking behind about the end of the Crusades.
Merely my two wampum beads.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City