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Does anyone go to SOS Meetings in Dallas?

Started Mar 2, 2011 0 Replies

http://www.sosdallas.org/time.htmI'm having a hard time contacting anyone in the Dallas area to see about attending the SOS drug counselling meetings.…Continue

Tags: addict, advice, sober, sobriety, drugs

12 Step Program redux

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill May 18, 2011. 20 Replies

I'd like to offer a non-higher power version of the 12 steps. The version I have written is godless and instead focuses on personal accountability over 'the devil made me do it' excuses. It worked…Continue

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"Initially, yes, I tried substituting higher power for self; but as I mentioned in the article, I no longer support the 12 step even after I modified it. It is very much too complicated for an effort that is simple "cut that out." As far as…"
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Lewal commented on JD Stockman's blog post 'Sobriety without God'
"Kind of sounds like you substituted the higher power with your self. Leans a little egotistical at first glance, but it's better than ignorant submission or pathetic excess. Personally I've found that Buddha and Ben Franklin are all the…"
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"I'm a happy, healthy substance abuser. I use recreational drugs when it suits me. I discontinue them when it doesn't.  Sometimes, for whatever reason, it's not good for me to abuse substances. Abstaining from something I like to…"
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Obfuskation commented on JD Stockman's blog post 'Sobriety without God'
"I've been clean and sober for a little over six years now, and I've used a few different tools over the years.  At first, the twelve steps were important, and I simply used all of existence (and the knowledge that things I do effect…"
May 31, 2012
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Sobriety without God

I wrote an article reworking the 12 step to exclude God over a year ago. It was a great exercise, but ultimately abandoned. Here I am, more than a year later with my observation made since then. I have rejected my own 12-step model for something a little more tangible, significant, and simple. One great thing about being a scientifically driven atheist is the willingness to be wrong and openness to correcting this inequity. Perhaps I will have more to say on this in a year or two; but for now,…See More
May 31, 2012
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"As promised, an extension on the method of how I stay sober without God. Share it, spread it around. http://ning.it/KJD4x2"
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kris feenstra commented on JD Stockman's blog post 'Skepticism is not a way of life, it is just a way of science.'
"Your article isn't clear.  The term 'sceptic' applies to many different schools of thought.  You broadly lambast scepticism as 'lazy and excuse riddled', then exclude certain types of scepticism, and subsequently…"
May 23, 2012
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Skepticism is not a way of life, it is just a way of science.

As these are often going to occur, if I feel inclined to talk about something- I likely wrote an article about it already. Heh.So... today my jab at skepticism was finally released for publication. Jab is light actually. I was fairly balanced and unbiased when I wrote it. Now I will take of my mittens and pop the claws:Skepticism is lazy and excuse riddled. If you are not a scientist or even at the very least driven to conducting a scientific inquiry, skepticism is a cop out to thinking for…See More
May 22, 2012
JD Stockman replied to dizzyduckie's discussion 'How do I respond to this? ("It didn't 'just happen!")'
"The proper follow up questions are: Who made God? Because if everything must have been created, who created the creator? Can you independently prove God exists without referencing a 1600 year old dusty tome? If God did make everything, why did he…"
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"Well stated.  I think NdGT should be appreciated for what he is contributing, not dog-piled for choosing a label that others wish to pin on him."
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"Done fiddling around in my t-shirt shop. I need to sleep so I can write in a few hours. Check out my new atheist-wear. http://ning.it/ITAaHG"
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JD Stockman commented on JD Stockman's blog post 'Lack of Atheist Support for Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson?'
"Clearly, this is a brighter crowd in these parts. I should stop hanging around on Facebook so much. "
May 9, 2012

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Sobriety without God

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 8:36pm 4 Comments

I wrote an article reworking the 12 step to exclude God over a year ago. It was a great exercise, but ultimately abandoned. Here I am, more than a year later with my observation made since then. I have rejected my own 12-step model for something a little more tangible, significant, and simple. One great thing about being a scientifically driven atheist is the willingness to be wrong and openness to correcting this inequity. Perhaps I will have more to say on this in a year or two; but for…

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Skepticism is not a way of life, it is just a way of science.

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 5:06pm 1 Comment

As these are often going to occur, if I feel inclined to talk about something- I likely wrote an article about it already. Heh.

So... today my jab at skepticism was finally released for publication. Jab is light actually. I was fairly balanced and unbiased when I wrote it. Now I will take of my mittens and pop the claws:

Skepticism is lazy and excuse riddled. If you are not a scientist or even at the very least driven to conducting a scientific inquiry, skepticism is a cop out…

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Lack of Atheist Support for Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson?

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 5:36am 13 Comments

Let's start of with a few basic identifying points: I am an anti-theist gnostic atheist. I understand what I am implying by claiming 'gnostic'. Imagine atheism is as the theory of gravity is. Would you contest someone stating gravity is a fact despite not knowing every tiny detail? If so, then nothing I am willing to expel energy saying will change your mind on my gnostic atheism. Some my wonder why I'm making a defense about this here. My point will be clear as I progress.

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At 10:44pm on May 8, 2012, Brandon Cook said…

thank you sir!

At 11:09am on April 6, 2012, Laura Eytan said…

Hello, JD.  I think your 12 Step Program for Atheists is "right on."  My 20 year old son is trying to beat his addiction.  He was in rehab for 32 days, and then continued in Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) 9 hours a week, and now is in IOP one session a week and individual therapy one session a week.  He is angry and frustrated with the pressure to join a 12 step program and work with a sponsor because this requires that he believe in God "to be saved."  Very Christian.  He does not believe in God. Nor do I, although I find much wisdom in Judaism and Buddhism and other traditions (Christianity is a real turnoff with all of the emphasis of believing in Christ in order to be saved).  I forwarded him your 12 step program, and printed it for myself. I hope that is ok.  I am so pleased to have found this.  So excellent.  Charge on!

At 1:42am on March 11, 2011, Dadof Maggie Mage said…

It's not a paradox. I can be mystical, spiritual, and atheist at the same time.

I'm mad at god and I don't believe in god at the same time.

I could go for a goddess. 

It just is. 

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