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    • Best Buy I’ve Ever Found on an Acoustic-Electric Guitar
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    • A Very Brief History of Funk Music (from a Bassist’s viewpoint)
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    • Obama paved the way for Trump
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    The Best Source of Information about Alcoholics Anonymous

    A friend mentioned the Orange Papers site to me tonight. I’d forgotten about it, as it’s been around forever, and I’m thoroughly sick of writing about AA–and reading about it, too, for that matter. (Twelve years ago, some kids torched my guest house, which was home to all of my research materials on AA and substance abuse treatment; it was almost a relief.)

    Back to Orange Papers….. The site contains an amazing amount of well researched, well argued material. I’m familiar with almost all of the areas covered,, and everything I’ve seen on the site is accurate. (There’s also a lot of information on it of which I was unaware.)

    It’s all there (topics in no particular order here):

    • AA’s actual (in)effectiveness as opposed to its claimed effectiveness
    • AA’s “spirituality” as very thinly disguised religiosity
    • AA’s origin as part of a wacko evangelical group
    • AA’s principles as codification of that evangelical group’s principles
    • The pro-Nazi statements and actions of that evangelical group’s head and other prominent members
    • The intellectual dishonesty of the AA program
    • AA’s pronounced anti-intellectualism
    • AA’s other cult-like aspects
    • Cults that have grown out of AA
    • And some good news: most people with alcohol problems overcome them on their own without any contact with AA; there’s some evidence that people exposed to AA do worse than those never exposed to it–in other words, AA is not necessary to overcoming alcohol problems, and could well be harmful

    Don’t let the archaic appearance of the Orange Papers site put you off. Its information is accurate, amazingly thorough, and up to date.

    Years ago, I tried to talk the site’s author into writing a book on AA. Unfortunately, he declined. I still wish he’d do it.

    For now, instead of a book, we have Orange Papers. If you’re at all interested in AA, it’s the best place on the ‘net for information.

    Posts about Orange Papers written by seesharppress

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    Orange Papers Archive Here

    If you are an Orange Papers fan, you may have noticed this invaluable resource is no longer available on it’s original server. I have been unable to locate Sir Orange and have not gotten verified accounts of his whereabouts. I can only hope he is alive and well and has good reason for his website being archived.

    I can also pass on the archived website to you 12 Step Cult Religion Exposed readers. If you have not read the Orange Papers, you are in for a world of an education. He spent years compiling all this information and it would be a damn shame for it to disappear. So please share every where.

    If anyone knows of his whereabouts, please do comment here. In the meantime, please share this archive on your blog or website.

    I do hope this finds you well and keep coming back!

    If you are an Orange Papers fan, you may have noticed this invaluable resource is no longer available on it's original server. I have been unable to locate Sir Orange and have not gotten verified accounts of his whereabouts. I can only hope he is alive and well and has good reason for his website…