I began to explore again the idea of god that had been laying dormant in my consciousness. These explorations are on this blog. I have a desire to know the 12 steps, not as something my wife does but as something I need to do, thanks to some early questions from a reader of this blog. I recently sent a philosophic friend my AA for Philosophers:
Answers Anonymous For Philosophers:
1) I don’t have answers
2) The whole of nature does have answers
3) Therefore I will learn from nature.
Like Spinoza, I believe nature expresses what I mean by god.
The 2nd of Alcohol Anonymous 12 Steps (Came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity) – expresses the whole project of Spinoza’s life, which was to cure his intellect by:
A)Tasting union with god/nature
B)Producing true ideas in myself
C) Sharing these ideas with my neighbours
I no longer call myself a philosopher but rather an emendator after Spinoza’s ‘Emendation of the Intellect,’ and AA’s 2nd Step. Emendation means to cure or correct.
My work is to let god cure my intellect and share this curing with my neighbours.
September 9, 2013 my wife & I are starting a 12 Step study at 99 York Street, Kingston, Ontario from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Anyone interested in studying/working the 12 steps is welcome.
I am going not as a philosopher but as a person who wants to let god cure my intellect.