AA is a Cult, part 53
 
 Alcoholics Anonymous employs slogans, hundreds of them. These serve as group identifiers. AA members outside meetings can recognize each other by saying things like “one day at a time” and “keep it simple, stupid.” Many, many slogans insult members and question or deride their intelligence. “Your best thinking got you here”, ” your stinkin’ thinkin'”, and “you have a thinking problem, not a drinking problem” all teach newcomers to doubt their own thoughts. Thoughts like “Gee this sure seems like a cult!”