About Anonymous Alcoholism: Notes on the Cultocracy | Strike-The-Root: A Journal Of Liberty
Returning to our delineation, the most significant indications of AA's "cult status," in my humble assessment, is the dogmatically relied upon "disease model," which refuses to accept other theories; nor does the Cultocracy allow disagreement of their "non-opinionated policy"; and then the members who avoid the pesky noun leftover by the Big Book's main authors: "Creator" - a clear definition of what kind of god they had in mind.
About Anonymous Alcoholism: Notes on the Cultocracy
"Anyways, I was made to frequent a number of meetings a week, then show those signatures at my substance abuse class. Sure. No worries. Besides, the homeless population is more than willing to give a scribble in exchange for pocket change. I’d then have to tell the facilitators that I had that “sponsor,” and was in regular contact with him. But this can’t happen with honesty: any frank criticism of the Cultocracy would impede such a compact (not to mention wasting everybody’s time). As they say in AA, “fake it until you make it.” Accordingly, this produces an imperious falsity, at least via omission of one’s true thoughts."